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message 2: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 14, 2018 04:19PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments A-Z Title

25/26 READ

✔ A: Agatha H and the Airship City - Phil & Kaja Foglio 6/13
✔ B: Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19
✔ C: Claws of the Cat - Susan Spann 6/22
✔ D: The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
✔ E: Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop 3/31
✔ F: Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond 1/24
✔ G: The Goblin King - Shona Husk 1/11
✔ H: Heir to the Shadows - Anne Bishop 1/29
✔ I: The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman 6/6
✔ J: Just a Hint - Clint - Lori Foster 1/27
✔ K: The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness 5/20
✔ L: Lucifer - Ava Martell 1/8
✔ M: Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
✔ N: Not Quite a Husband - Sherry Thomas 6/20
✔ O: Owlflight - Mercedes Lackey 5/18
✔ P: Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
✔ Q: Queen of Shadows - Dianne Sylvan 7/24
✔ R: Robot Academy - R.T.W. Lipkin 1/6
✔ S: Sora's Quest - T.L. Shreffler 7/4
✔ T: Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments - Denise Grover Swank 6/11
✔ U: Unlucky - Jana DeLeon 7/12
✔ V: Violca's Dragon - Leilani Love 1/27
✔ W: When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy 1/13
✔ X: Exclusively Yours - Shannon Stacey 5/17
✔ Y: Year One - Nora Roberts 6/16
Z:


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 09, 2018 08:59AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments A-Z Author

26/26 READ

✔A: Rose Andrews - The Sorcerer's Prize 6/2
✔B: Michel Bussi - Black Water Lilies 3/15
✔C: Ann Charles - Rattling the Heat in Deadwood 5/14
✔D: Sarah Denzil - Silent Child 1/25
✔E: Janet Evanovich - The Heist 7/5
✔F: Christopher Fowler - The Memory of Blood 1/30
✔G: Heather Graham - Heart of Evil 5/21
✔H: Thea Harrison - Midnight's Kiss 5/4
✔I: Alexandra Ivy - Hunt the Darkness 1/4
✔J: Kara Jorgensen - The Earl of Brass 7/10
✔K: Caitlín R. Kiernan - The Drowning Girl 6/9
✔L: Kristy Logan - The Gracekeepers 2/24
✔M: Melina Marchetta - Finnikin of the Rock 6/7
✔N: Alix Nichols - The Traitor's Bride 5/26
✔O: Karen E. Olson - Sacred Cows 5/23
✔P: Douglas Preston - City of Endless Night 5/6
✔Q: Zara Quentin - Spirit Woman 8/27
✔R: Penny Reid - Truth or Beard 6/29
✔S: Jory Strong - Inked Magic 6/19
✔T: Helen Scott Taylor - A Clockwork Fairytale 5/24
✔U: Lisa Unger - The Red Hunter 4/12
✔V: Chrystal Vaughan - Conspiracy of Ravens 11/27
✔W: Layla Wolfe - A Dangerous Reality 1/4
✔X: Emily X.R. Pan - The Astonishing Color of After 7/28
✔Y: Yasmine Galenorn - Harvest Hunting 5/25
✔Z: Rebecca Zanetti - Total Surrender 8/1


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 22, 2018 03:46PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments TCF's It's Called WHAT???? (Medical version)
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018

READ: 45/45

P - The Penguin Who Knew Too Much - Donna Andrews 2/15
N - Night's Honor - Thea Harrison 1/2
E - Exclusively Yours - Shannon Stacey 5/17
U - Unlucky - Jana DeLeon 7/12
M - Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
O - On Turpentine Lane - Elinor Lipman 1/20
N - Night Huntress - Yasmine Galenorn 2/20
O - Oasis - Randie Lipkin 3/2
U - Unloved - Katy Regnery 9/3
L - Lucifer - Ava Martell 1/8
T - Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann 2/10
R - Robot Academy - R.T.W. Lipkin 1/6
A - At Wolf Ranch - Jennifer Ryan 1/6
M - My Lord Vampire - Alexandra Ivy 1/22
I - In the Shadow of the Gods - Rachel Dunne 1/13
C - Charming - Elliott James 1/10
R - The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black - E.B. Hudspeth 3/3
O - Ox-Tales: Earth - Mark Ellingham 2/27
S - Seduced By Your Spell - Lois Greiman 1/20
C - Cinnamon Roll Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/2
O - Owlflight - Mercedes Lackey 5/18
P - Paris Match - Stuart Woods 2/19
I - Island of Glass - Nora Roberts 3/23
C - Crush - Nicole Williams 2/3
S - Silent Child - Sarah Denzil 1/25
I - I Know a Secret - Tess Gerritsen 4/2
L - Laced with Magic - Barbara Bretton 3/20
I - An Indomitable Beast - Alan Rabinowitz 5/31
C - Cruelty - Ellen Croshain 4/26
O - Over Her Dead Body - Kate White 5/28
V - Violca's Dragon - Leilani Love 1/27
O - The Once and Future Duchess - Sophia Nash 7/6
L - The Landing - Colin Taber 4/24
C - City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston 5/6
A - Airwoman - Zara Quentin 2/1
N - Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover - Sarah MacLean 4/29
O - The Otter of Death - Betty Webb 8/15
C - Cold Reign - Faith Hunter 5/8
O - Outlaw Lovers: Jude and Luke - Jan Springer 8/16
N - Not Quite a Husband - Sherry Thomas 6/20
I - The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman 6/6
O - O' Artful Death - Sarah Stewart Taylor 9/18
S - Stardust - Neil Gaiman 3/22
I - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
S - Simply Irresistible - Rachel Gibson 3/22

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 5: by Barbara ★ (last edited Dec 26, 2018 11:55AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments description
Let's Visit Storybrooke, Maine!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018

READ: 15/12

✔ 1. Spell out the series abbreviation: OUAT
O: Over Her Dead Body - Kate White 5/28
U: The Red Hunter - Lisa Unger 4/12
A: Angels Of Darkness - Andrews/Singh/Shinn/Brooks 5/29
T: Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann 2/10

✔ 2. Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard: Read a Snow White retelling, or a book where a female character is an archer or a teacher
Airwoman - Zara Quentin (archer) 2/1

✔ 3. Prince David, aka Prince Charming/David Nolan: Read a book where the male character is considered very charming, where the male character is an shepherd, a twin, has amnesia, is a royal, or where a male character is a natural leader
The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney (hero is a twin) 2/17

✔ 4. Emma Swan: Read a book where a character is an orphan that grew up in foster care, where a woman gives her child up for adoption, or where a character is reunited with someone
Foundling - D.M. Cornish 4/5

✔ 5. Evil Queen/Regina Mills: Read a book where a female character is a politician, bartender, or a villain, or where a female character loses the man she loves
Black Widow - Jennifer Estep 11/26

✔ 6. Henry Mills: Read a book where a male character is adopted, is a driver or an author
The Care and Taming of a Rogue - Suzanne Enoch 6/9

✔ 7. Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold: Read a book with a male character that is wealthy, owns a pawnshop, is power hungry or has magical ability
Midnight's Promise - Donna Grant 2/13

✔ 8. Belle: Read a book where a character works as a maid, is part of a peace treaty, or is unjustly imprisoned
Too Many Curses - A. Lee Martinez 4/9

9. Pinocchio: Read a book where a character runs away from home, and is judged to be selfless or a good friend

✔ 10. Killian Jones/Captain Hook: Read a book where a male character is a pirate, is on the path to redemption, or gets married
So I Married a Sorcerer - Kerrelyn Sparks 4/30

✔ 11. Mulan: Read a book with a female warrior character, or a woman who is a gifted tracker
Hunting Season - Shelly Laurenston 3/8

✔ 12. Red Lucas, aka Wolf/Ruby: Read a book where a character is cursed, where a woman is a bit rebellious, or a F/F romance
Shadow Rising - Yasmine Galenorn 9/14

✔ 13. Widow Lucas/Granny: Read a book where a character works or owns a diner, is a widow, or has heightened senses
Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs 6/26

✔ 14. Premiered in 2011: Read a book set or published in 2011
Kin - Kealan Patrick Burke 6/10

✔ 15. Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.: Read a book listed as science fiction or adventure, a book where someone is lost (Shipwrecked/waiting for rescue on a deserted island works too), or a book whose author initials match either writer listed above's initials.
The Best of All Possible Worlds - Karen Lord 5/15

✔ 16. Currently in its 7th season: Read the 7th book in a series, or a book that gets you current on a series
Night's Honor - Thea Harrison 1/2

✔ 17. The show has been nominated for several awards over the years, but usually loses to other shows: Read a book that has been nominated for an award, or a book where someone loses in a contest or competition
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta 6/7

✔ 18. The only awards that the show has won are for "Favorite New TV Drama" and "Favorite Villain" from TV Guide: Read a book that is new to you somehow (New Author, New Release, New Series, etc) or a book where you wind up liking the Villain
Silent Child - Sarah Denzil (new author) 1/25

19. Has a one season spin-off: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, which ran from 2013 to 2014: Read a book that is set or published in 2013 or 2014, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll or a retelling of the same story, or a book that is part of a series that spun-off of a larger series
DONNA GRANT - DARK KINGS (Dark Sword series spinoff)

20. Has several Tie-in novels and comic books: Read a book that is listed as a "Media Tie-In" for any franchise, or one of the Once Upon a Time specific tie-ins


message 6: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jan 05, 2019 11:08AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments description
Doctor! Doctor!
Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2018

READ: 47/50

Classic
The Goblin King (Shadowlands, #1) by Shona Husk A Dangerous Reality (The Bent Zealots MC, #1) by Layla Wolfe Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2) by Sally J. Smith Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez At Wolf Ranch (Montana Men, #1) by Jennifer Ryan Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi Relocating MIA by Rebecca Lerwill Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen, #3) by Joanne Fluke
✔ Adam's Apple - read the first book in a series
The Goblin King - Shona Husk 1/11
✔ Broken Heart - read a romance book
A Dangerous Reality - Layla Wolfe 1/4
✔ Butterflies in Stomach - read a thriller
Silent Child - Sarah Denzil 1/25
✔ Spare Ribs - read a book with two or more brothers in the story
Kin - Kealan Patrick Burke (5 brothers) 6/10
✔ Water on the Knee - read a book with water on the cover
Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
✔ Funny Bone - read a humorous book
Too Many Curses - A. Lee Martinez 4/9
✔ Charley Horse - read a book with a cowboy or cowgirl in it
At Wolf Ranch - Jennifer Ryan 1/6
✔ Writer's Cramp - read a printed book (not an ebook)
Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
✔ The Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone - read a book where the mc lies
The Copenhagen Affair - Amulya Malladi 5/5
✔ Wish Bone - read a book from your TBR list
Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill (added 2009) 3/4
✔ Bread Basket - read a book where the mc bakes
Blueberry Muffin Murder - Joanne Fluke 5/11

Shrek
Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #10) by Victoria Laurie Not Quite a Husband (The Marsdens, #2) by Sherry Thomas Wicked Abyss (Immortals After Dark, #18) by Kresley Cole Jacq's Warlord by Delilah Devlin The Goblin King (Shadowlands, #1) by Shona Husk Beauty's Beast by Amanda Ashley The Wild Child (The Bride Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney The White Mary by Kira Salak Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
✔ Brain Freeze - read a book set during the wintertime
Due or Die - Jenn McKinlay (in January) 5/21
✔ Ear Wax - read a book where the mc uses a candle
A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14
✔ Pain in the Butt - read a book with an annoying character in it
Not Quite a Husband - Sherry Thomas 6/20
✔ Heartburn - read a book with fire on the cover
Wicked Abyss - Kresley Cole 2/8
✔ Frog in the Throat - read a book where the neck is the focus of the cover
Jacq's Warlord - Delilah Devlin 4/3
✔ Chest Cold - read a book where the chest is the focus of the cover
The Goblin King - Shona Husk 1/11
✔ Pixie Bites - read a fairy tale
Beauty's Beast - Amanda Ashley 3/10
✔ Slugs and Grubs - read a book where the mc gardens
The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney 2/17
✔ Green Thumb - read a book with a mostly green cover
The White Mary - Kira Salak 1/18
✔ Humongous Fungus - read a book that is 400+ pages
Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor (536 pages) 4/15

Homer Simpson
Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #2) by Heather Graham The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger Millennium Crash (Watchbearers, #1) by James Litherland Wolves (I Bring the Fire, #1) by C. Gockel Stygian (Dark-Hunter, #27) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Crush (Crash, #3) by Nicole Williams The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen The Traitor's Bride (Keepers of Xereill, #1) by Alix Nichols The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper
✔ Pea Brain - read a book where the mc does something foolish
Heart of Evil - Heather Graham 5/21
Hmm, Short Ribs - read a western book
✔ Ear Wig - listen to an audio book
The Red Hunter - Lisa Unger 4/12
✔ Rubber Neck - read a book with a car accident in it
Millennium Crash - James Litherland 4/23
Pot Belly - read a book where the mc builds a fire
✔ Trick Knee - read a book with a tricky character in it
Wolves - C. Gockel 2/17
✔ Chip on Shoulder - read a book where the mc holds a grudge
Stygian - Sherrilyn Kenyon 10/13
✔ Bowler's Thumb - read a book where the mc plays a sport
Crush - Nicole Williams (football) 2/3
✔ Elbow Macaroni - read a book with a Italian character in it
The Best of Us - Sarah Pekkanen 9/27
✔ Heart of Gold - read a book where the mc is generous
The Traitor's Bride - Alix Nichols 5/26
✔ Twisted Ankle - read a book where the mc has to run
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness 5/20
✔ Hammer Toe - read a book where the mc does home repairs
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19

Spider Man
The Sixth Day (A Brit in the FBI, #5) by Catherine Coulter Murder on the Rocks (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #1) by Karen MacInerney Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark (Lady Anne, #1) by Donna Lea Simpson Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races, #8) by Thea Harrison Sacred Cows (Annie Seymour Mystery, #1) by Karen E. Olson I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts
✔ Web Head - read a book where the mc uses the internet
The Sixth Day - Catherine Coulter 6/7
✔ Crook in the Neck - read a book with a criminal in it
Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney 2/6
✔ Mary Jane Jitters - read a book with a female name in the title
Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark - Donna Lea Simpson 4/12
✔ A-rack-nid-Ribs - read the 8th book in a series
Midnight's Kiss - Thea Harrison 5/4
✔ Broken Web Shooter - read a book where a gun is used
Sacred Cows - Karen E. Olson 5/23
✔ Spider Cents - read a book with a poor mc
I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
✔ Costume Wedgie - read a book set in October
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness 8/23
✔ Web-Crawler's Knee - read a book with a toddler in it
Time's Convert - Deborah Harkness 10/28
✔ Radioactive Spider Bite - read a post apocalyptic book
Year One - Nora Roberts 6/16
Symbiotic Ooze - read a book from a duology
Webbed Feet - read a book where the mc goes swimming

Nightmare Before Christmas
Gossamer Wing (Steam and Seduction, #1) by Delphine Dryden The Vampire King (The Kings, #1) by Heather Killough-Walden What Hides Within by Jason Parent The Job (Fox and O'Hare, #3) by Janet Evanovich 16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club, #16) by James Patterson Split by Swati Avasthi Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) by Becky Chambers The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon The Care and Taming of a Rogue (Adventurers’ Club, #1) by Suzanne Enoch The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison
✔ Flu Bug - read a book where the mc gets sick
Gossamer Wing - Delphine Dryden (seasick) 6/23
✔ Spider Veins - read a book with a vampire in it
The Vampire King - Heather Killough-Walden 2/5
✔ Snake Eyes - read a book with a '1' on the cover
16th Seduction - James Patterson 2/25
✔ Crawling Flesh - read a creepy book
What Hides Within - Jason Parent 2/12
✔ Split-A-Seam - read a funny book
The Job - Janet Evanovich 8/30
✔ Lock Jaw - read a book with a lock or key on the cover
Split - Swati Avasthi 3/24
✔ Fingers Crossed - read a book that you hope will be good
Record of a Spaceborn Few - Becky Chambers 8/21
✔ Scorpion Sting - read a book whose title starts with 'S'
The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon 2/23
✔ Dizzy Spell - read a book with a 'Z' on the cover
The Care and Taming of a Rogue - Suzanne Enoch 6/9
✔ Bats Got Your Tongue - read a book where the mc has to stay quiet
The Butterfly Garden - Dot Hutchison 3/22


message 7: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jun 23, 2018 06:18PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
Winter Seasonal Challenge
Duration: December 21, 2017 - March 19, 2018
Level: Flurries: 3-4 tasks per category

READ: 20/18

Category 1: Winter Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
✔Blue - Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
✔Red - Seduced By Your Spell - Lois Greiman 1/20
✔Pink - The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon 2/23
✔White - The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney 2/17
Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels Seduced By Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #2) by Lois Greiman The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon The Wild Child (The Bride Trilogy, #1) by Mary Jo Putney

Category 2: Happy Holidays:
✔Read a book that you received as a gift (ARC’s count):
The Dragon Caller - Pauline M. Ross 12/23
✔Read a book where family plays an important part:
Heir to the Shadows - Anne Bishop 1/29
✔Read a book by a new to you author or is a new release between December 2017 and March 2018:
Sick Fux - Tillie Cole 12/30
The Dragon Caller (Brightmoon Book 9) by Pauline M. Ross Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels, #2) by Anne Bishop Sick Fux by Tillie Cole

Category 3: Cold Nights:
✔Read a book you want to curl up by the fireplace with:
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon 1/14
✔Read a book with snow, bare trees, or someone wearing a jacket on the cover:
In the Shadow of the Gods - Rachel Dunne 1/13
✔Read a book that has the word FROST in the title (doesn’t have to be consecutive):
The First Prophet - Kay Hooper 1/31
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon In the Shadow of the Gods (Bound Gods, #1) by Rachel Dunne The First Prophet (Bishop Files, #1) by Kay Hooper

Category 4: Mardi Gras:
✔Read a book set in New Orleans:
Lucifer - Ava Martell 1/8
✔Read a book with a purple or green cover:
The White Mary - Kira Salak 1/18
✔Read a book that has a theme of Justice, Power, or Faith:
16th Seduction - James Patterson (cop & lawyer) 2/25
Lucifer (Fire From Heaven #1) by Ava Martell The White Mary by Kira Salak 16th Seduction (Women's Murder Club, #16) by James Patterson

Category 5: Tax Time:
✔Read a book you've not been very excited to read:
The Knowing - Larriane Wills 1/26
✔Read a book that has a number in the title:
Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann 2/10
✔Read a book that has been released in April of any year but the current one:
The Shop on Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber (Apr 2003) 2/18
The Knowing by Larriane, Wills Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1) by Debbie Macomber

Category 6: Spell Out:
✔Snow
S: Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
N: Night's Honor - Thea Harrison 1/2
O: On Turpentine Lane - Elinor Lipman 1/20
W: When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy 1/13

✔Fire
F: Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond 1/24
I: Into the Fire - Amanda Usen 12/28
R: Mister Hockey - Lia Riley 2/15
E: Charming - Elliott James 1/10

✔Ice
I: Immune - Shannon Mayer 12/30
C: Crush - Nicole Williams 2/3
E: Deadly Sting - Jennifer Estep 2/5

✔Blanket
B: Blood on Silk - Marie Treanor 2/22
L: Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill 3/4
A: At Wolf Ranch - Jennifer Ryan 1/6
N: Night Huntress - Yasmine Galenorn 2/20
K: The Vampire King - Heather Killough-Walden 2/5
E: Dragon Blood - Eileen Wilks 3/18
T: A Book That Ends With Me - H.C. Turk 2/23

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 8: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 05, 2018 11:17PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
January Monthly Challenge

READ: 8/8

D: Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond 1/24
I: When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy 1/13
E: Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23
T: Night's Honor - Thea Harrison 1/2
S: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon 1/14

Friday's Harbor by Diane Hammond When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12) by Alexandra Ivy Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon

I: My Lord Vampire - Alexandra Ivy 1/22
C: Charming - Elliott James 1/10
E: On Turpentine Lane - Elinor Lipman 1/20

My Lord Vampire (Immortal Rogues, #1) by Alexandra Ivy Charming (Pax Arcana, #1) by Elliott James On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 9: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 05, 2018 11:20PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments January I'll Drink to That ~ Coffee

READ: 5/5

Read a book...
✔️with a title that begins with "C"
Charming - Elliott James 1/10
Charming (Pax Arcana, #1) by Elliott James

✔️ with a mostly brown cover
A Dangerous Reality - Layla Wolfe 1/4
A Dangerous Reality (The Bent Zealots MC, #1) by Layla Wolfe

✔️ that you find stimulating
Silent Child - Sarah Denzil 1/25
Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil

✔️ from a series that you have taken a 'break' from
Hunt the Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 1/4
Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #11) by Alexandra Ivy

✔️ that is considered dark fiction
Heir to the Shadows - Anne Bishop 1/29
Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels, #2) by Anne Bishop

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 05, 2018 11:24PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments January Cities of the World - Lucerne, Switzerland

READ: 8/8

✔️Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) - read the 2nd book in a trilogy
Robot Academy - R.T.W. Lipkin 1/6
✔️Aldstadt (Old Town) - read a historical book
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon 1/14
✔️Water Spike - read a book where the mc is controlled in some way
Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23
✔️Löwendenkmal (Lion Monument) - read a book with a zoo animal in it
Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond (whale) 1/24
✔️Museggmauer (Town Walls with 9 towers) - read a book from a series that has at least 9 books in it
When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy (#12 in series) 1/13
✔️Hofkirche (Renaissance church) - read a book where the mc is reborn in some way
My Lord Vampire - Alexandra Ivy (turned into vampire) 1/22
✔️KKL Luzern (convention center) - read a book where the author's name begins with a 'K' or "L'
Violca's Dragon - Leilani Love 1/27
✔️Engelberg Monastery (only men are admitted to its library) - read a book by a male author
Where Monsters Dwell - Jørgen Brekke 1/15

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 11: by Barbara ★ (last edited Feb 05, 2018 11:31PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments January ~ Ripped From the Headlines

READ: 8/10

Pennsylvania - takes place in PA
The Hike - Drew Magary 1/16

woman - on the cover
Seduced By Your Spell - Lois Greiman 1/20
Seduced By Your Spell (Witches of Mayfair, #2) by Lois Greiman

Mary - in title
The White Mary - Kira Salak 1/18

head - on cover
When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy 1/13
When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12) by Alexandra Ivy

suspect - murder mystery
Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11

Christmas - takes place during Christmas
A Very Levet Christmas - Alexandra Ivy 1/12

November - published in November 2017
The First Prophet - Kay Hooper 1/31

new - new author / debut
The Chimera - S.H. Magillian 1/18


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments January/February Bonus Scavenger Hunt
Duration: January 1 - February 28, 2018

FOUND 39/40

A Dangerous Reality (The Bent Zealots MC, #1) by Layla Wolfe A Dangerous Reality - Layla Wolfe 1/4
Club -our club, the Bare Bones, was at war, p1
Ponytail - he'd get a handful of my ponytail, p42

Hunt the Darkness (Guardians of Eternity, #11) by Alexandra Ivy Hunt the Darkness - Alexandra Ivy 1/4
Goat - that a billy goat would envy, p125
Moccasin - with his knee-high moccasins, p6
Soap - clean water and soap, p73
Trail - shaking off your trail, p11

Robot Academy (Origin Phase Cycle #2) by R.T.W. Lipkin Robot Academy - R.T.W. Lipkin 1/6
Campus - not that far from the main campus, p58
Grocery store - he'd found a grocery store, p156

Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
Hairdryer - turn the hair dryer on the spot, p29
Wagon - put together that wagon for little Joey, p173
Wool - an unfortunate looking wool tweed coat, p83

Charming (Pax Arcana, #1) by Elliott James Charming - Elliott James 1/10
Sour - if things went sour, p303
Static - fill up with fuzz and static, p12

The Goblin King (Shadowlands, #1) by Shona Husk The Goblin King - Shona Husk 1/11
Ace - Steve held all the aces, p102
Grocery - going grocery shopping, p296
Solution - escaping to the fixed Realm wasn't a solution, p39
Volume - a small unpublished volume of work, p268

Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2) by Sally J. Smith Murder on the Aloha Express - Sally J. Smith 1/11
Camera - pulled out their cameras and phones, loc4082
Fern - have you ever heard of the fern grotto, loc3927
Hawaii - at the Aloha Lagoon resort in Hawaii, loc3919
Hug - and then there was the hug, loc5307
Mental - equivalent of mental cruelty, loc3909
Rug - snug as a bug in a rug, loc4892
Tale - I have a tale to tell, a whale of a tale, loc5329

When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12) by Alexandra Ivy When Darkness Ends - Alexandra Ivy 1/13
A la mode - I am no a la mode for a leech, p140
Cream - a cream cable-knit sweater, p78
Daisy - spring grass and tiny daisies, p113
Spin - at a speed that made her head spin, p257

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Diana Gabaldon 1/14
Whistle - heard him whistle loudly, p354

Where Monsters Dwell by Jørgen Brekke Where Monsters Dwell - Jørgen Brekke 1/15
Expensive vehicle - jaguar, it was nothing more than an unnecessary expensive tin box on wheels, p76
Express - like explicit and express trains, p144
Invasion - rid his lair of the pest invasion, p75

The Chimera (The Chronicles of the Phoenix and her Knights Book 1) by S.H. Magillian The Chimera - S.H. Magillian 1/18
Vandal - always attracts vandals, p8

My Lord VampireMy Lord Vampire - Alexandra Ivy 1/22
Immortal - a time of immeasurable greatness for the immortal ones, p10

Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23
Peas - a plate piled high with green peas, p11
United - it united the clan, p24

Friday's Harbor by Diane Hammond Friday's Harbor - Diane Hammond 1/24
Pioneer - he's one of the pioneers, p11

The Memory of Blood A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler The Memory of Blood - Christopher Fowler 1/30
Intermission - kicking in after the intermission, p79
Pepper - he might have been sprayed with pepper spray, p178

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Race


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
February Monthly Challenge

READ: 11/11

A: Airwoman - Zara Quentin 2/1
M: Moonlight in the Morning - Jude Deveraux 2/21
E: Deadly Sting - Jennifer Estep 2/5
T: Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann 2/10
H: The Vampire King - Heather Killough-Walden 2/5
Y: Night Huntress - Yasmine Galenorn 2/20
S: The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon 2/23
T: Blood on Silk - Marie Treanor 2/22

Airwoman (Airwoman #1) by Zara Quentin Moonlight in the Morning (Edilean, #6) by Jude Deveraux Deadly Sting (Elemental Assassin, #8) by Jennifer Estep Crush (Crash, #3) by Nicole Williams Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann The Vampire King (The Kings, #1) by Heather Killough-Walden Night Huntress (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #5) by Yasmine Galenorn The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Blood on Silk (Awakened by Blood, #1) by Marie Treanor

R: Mister Hockey - Lia Riley 2/15
E: Dragon Spawn - Eileen Wilks 2/27
D: A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab 2/9

Mister Hockey (Hellions Angels, #1) by Lia Riley Dragon Spawn (World of the Lupi, #13) by Eileen Wilks A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments February Cities of the World - Paris, France

READ: 11/8

✔the Louvre Museum - read a bestseller
Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann (international bestseller) 2/10

✔Sacré-Coeur Basilica (Sacred Heart) - read a romance
Crush - Nicole Williams 2/3

✔Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (70,000 burial plots) - read a book where someone dies
Dead Level - Sarah Graves 2/4

✔Jardin du Luxembourg (a 61-acre garden) - read a book with nature on the cover
Ox-Tales: Earth - Mark Ellingham 2/27
Ox-Tales Earth by Mark Ellingham

✔Centre Pompidou (cultural center) - read a book where the mc attends a performance
Blood on Silk - Marie Treanor (attends a concert) 2/22

✔Château de Versailles (has 2300 rooms) - read a book with about 230 pages
Mister Hockey - Lia Riley (240 pages) 2/15

✔the Musée Rodin - read a book that will make you think
The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon 2/23

✔Les Catacombes de Paris (the bones of 6 million bodies) - read a horror book
What Hides Within - Jason Parent 2/12

✔the Moulin Rouge - read a book with a red cover
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman 2/24
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

✔Pont Alexandre III (a bridge) - read the 2nd book of a trilogy
A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers 2/28

✔Pantheon (mausoleum for the famous) - read a book where a famous real person is mentioned
Ox-Tales: Earth - Mark Ellingham (Leo Tolstoy) 2/27

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments February I'll Drink to That! - Kool-Aid

Flavors of Kool-Aid:
Berry Blue - read a book with lots of blue on the cover
Three Bags Full - Leonie Swann 2/10
Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

Blue Moon Berry - read a book with a moon on the cover
Moonlight in the Morning - Jude Deveraux 2/21
Moonlight in the Morning (Edilean, #6) by Jude Deveraux

Chocolate - read a book with a sweet main character
The Shop on Blossom Street - Debbie Macomber 2/18
The Shop on Blossom Street (Blossom Street, #1) by Debbie Macomber

Eerie Orange - read a book that is creepy
What Hides Within - Jason Parent 2/12
What Hides Within by Jason Parent

Great Blueberry - read a book with 400+ pages
The Book of Swords - Anthology (525 pages) 2/21
The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois

Incrediberry - read a 5 star book
Wicked Abyss - Kresley Cole 2/8
Wicked Abyss (Immortals After Dark, #18) by Kresley Cole

Man-o-Mangoberry - read a book in 24 hours
Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney 2/26
Dead and Berried (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #2) by Karen MacInerney

Pink Swimmingo - read a book by a female author
A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab 2/9
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab

Strawberry Falls Punch - read a book with water on the cover
The Gracekeepers - Kristy Logan 2/24
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Solar Strawberry-Starfruit - read a science fiction book
A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers 2/28
A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments February Ripped From the Headlines

READ: 13/5

parade - A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab 2/9
(a parade happens in the story)

judge - The Sun Is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon 2/23
(there's an objective way to judge these things), p244

size - Midnight's Promise - Donna Grant 2/13
(the size of the room prevented her from pinpointing where exactly), p91

knees - The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney 2/17
(she drew up her knees), p26

crowd - Something in the House - D.L. Lewis 2/23
(I really don't feel like facing a crowd right now), p63

hoot - Blood on Silk - Marie Treanor 2/22
(a derisive hoot would have been in order), p108

beast - Wicked Abyss - Kresley Cole 2/8
(hero is a deformed hell beast)

tribe - Night Huntress - Yasmine Galenorn 2/20
(we've spoken to some of the other tribes), p266

dozen - The Gracekeepers - Kristy Logan 2/24
(ships arrived a dozen a day), p1

beauty - The Book of Swords - Anthology 2/21
(silver-gold hair, purple eyes and beauty of true Targaryen's ), p481

camel - The Penguin Who Knew Too Much - Donna Andrews 2/15
(what about your camels?), p28

symbol - A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab 2/9
(but a symbol of everything wrong), p200

preserve - Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney 2/6
(just on the other side of the preserve), p3

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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March Monthly Challenge

READ: 15/10

✔C: A Wild Fright in Deadwood - Ann Charles 3/12
✔L: A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14
✔O: Oasis - Randie Lipkin 3/2
✔V: A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14
✔E: Heart of Venom - Jennifer Estep 3/8
✔R: Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill 3/4

What’s So Great About March?
✔Irish American/Irish American Heritage Month: Read a book where a character is Irish American or travels to Ireland from America
Island of Glass - Nora Roberts 3/23

✔Red Cross Month: Read a book with a character that is a doctor or nurse, or where the Red Cross is utilized (donating to them works too)
Love Without Blood - Raz Steel 3/10

✔March was named for the Roman God Mars: Read a book set in Italy, a book featuring the God Mars (Greek Counterpart of Ares also counts), a book based on Roman Mythology, or the book Wielding a Red Sword
Bay of Sighs - Nora Roberts 3/8

Wacky Holidays in March
✔March 3rd: I Want You to Be Happy Day: Read a book that makes you happy
Penguins and Mortal Peril - Ruby Loren 3/24

✔March 8: Be Nasty Day: Read a book with a character that acts nasty to another
Simply Irresistible - Rachel Gibson 3/22

✔March 20: Extraterrestrial Abductions Day: Read a book listed as Sci-Fi, or where an alien abducts someone from their home planet (Voluntary joining of a crew does not count!)
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken 3/29

✔March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: Read a book with a character that runs their own business
Cinnamon Roll Murder - Joanne Fluke 3/2

History Facts for March
✔March 1st: The 20-month-old son of aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey.: Read a book set in New Jersey, or where a character gets kidnapped
Hunting Season - Shelly Laurenston 3/8

✔March 28: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurred in which uranium in the reactor core overheated due to the failure of a cooling valve. A pressure relief valve then stuck causing the water level to plummet, threatening a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. The accident resulted in the release of radioactive steam into the atmosphere, and created a storm of controversy over the necessity and safety of nuclear power plants.: Read a book set in Pennsylvania or with a character that works in a power plant
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black - E.B. Hudspeth 3/3

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments Cities (or Countries) of the World - Sri Lanka

READ: 10/8

✔Pidurangala Rock (a massive rock) - read a book with 400+ pages
Passenger - Alexandra Bracken (496 pages) 3/29

✔Little Adam's Peak - read a novella
Boot Points - Ann Charles 3/19

✔Royal Botanical Gardens - read a book with nature on the cover
McKnight in Shining Armor - Tami Hoag 3/17
McKnight in Shining Armor by Tami Hoag

✔Mihintale (a small temple) - read a book about friendship
Island of Glass - Nora Roberts 3/23

✔Old Town of Galle - read a book set in a small town
Laced with Magic - Barbara Bretton 3/20

✔Udawalawe National Park - read a book with an animal on the cover
Penguins and Mortal Peril - Ruby Loren 3/24

✔The Golden Temple - read a 5 star book
A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14

✔Bentota Beach - read a paranormal book
A Wild Fright in Deadwood - Ann Charles 3/12

✔Demodara Nine Arch Bridge - read a book from a series with at least 9 books in it
A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie (#10) 3/14

✔Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct - read a book where the mc is in the medical field
Love Without Blood - Raz Steel 3/10

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments I'll Drink to That - Sodas or Carbonated Soft Drinks

READ: 15/10

✔Bottle Unscrambler - read a mystery
Black Water Lilies - Michel Bussi 3/15

✔Air Conveyor - read a book where the mc travels or moves to a new place
Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill (travels to Russia) 3/4

✔DCFG series - read a book whose title starts with 'D', 'C', 'F', or 'G'
Demon Mistress - Yasmine Galenorn 3/16

✔Rinsing, Filling, Capping Machine - read a book that you find fulfilling
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld - Patricia A. McKillip 3/3

✔Air Conveyor - read a book where the mc travels or moves to a new place
Bay of Sighs - Nora Roberts (travels to Italy) 3/8

✔Light Inspection - read a book with a source of light on the cover
A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14

✔Air Conveyor - read a book where the mc travels or moves to a new place
Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop 3/31

✔Inkjet Printer - read a paperback or hardback book
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave - Darynda Jones 3/20

✔Air Conveyor - read a book where the mc travels or moves to a new place
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew J. Sullivan 3/31

✔Label - read a book that is 'labeled' your favorite genre
Heart of Venom - Jennifer Estep 3/8

✔Labeling Machine - read a library book
The Butterfly Garden - Dot Hutchison 3/22

✔Air Conveyor - read a book where the mc travels or moves to a new place
Whom the Gods Love - M.M. Perry 3/26

✔PE Shrink Film - read a book with a young child in it
Simply Irresistible - Rachel Gibson (daughter is 7 y.o.) 3/22

✔Thermal Shrinking Machine - read a book with a 'hot' mc
Dragon Blood - Eileen Wilks 3/18

✔Final Products - read a last book in a trilogy or series
Island of Glass - Nora Roberts (travels to Ireland) 3/23

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments March


message 21: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jun 05, 2018 06:48PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments March/April Bonus Scavenger Hunt
Duration: March 1 - April 30, 2018

FOUND 36/40

Relocating MIA by Rebecca Lerwill Relocating MIA - Rebecca Lerwill 3/4
Curse - he had not heard her curse before, p214
Gravity - gravity increasing its speed, p312
Mane - combed her fingers through his mane, p358
Material - a thick layer of soundproof material, p218

Brush with Death (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #5) by Karen MacInerney Brush with Death - Karen MacInerney 3/6
Chained -moving around the island chained to a tire, p84
Cornbread - along with a basket of corn bread, p54
Gossip - gossip and news clearing house, p9
Mushroom - as I put away a box of mushrooms, p140
Stoop - and stepped out onto the stoop, p37
Tour - I would love a tour of your studio, p40
Vintage - dressed in one of her vintage 1950s plaid housedresses, p26

Hunting Season (The Gathering, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Hunting Season - Shelly Laurenston 3/8
Basketball - free-throwed it into a basketball hoop, p110
Elbow - bringing her elbow back to his chin, hard, p14
Spear - stared at the all-metal spear jutting from her body, p60
Stainless steel - that stood proud and stainless steel like in his kitchen, p47
Whimper - the man didn't even have a chance to whimper, p60
Whisper - Connie didn't whisper, p100

Bay of Sighs (The Guardians Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Bay of Sighs - Nora Roberts 3/8
Leftovers - got him out of tubbing up leftovers, p281
Platter - find a plate or tray or platter, p12

Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9) by Jennifer Estep Heart of Venom - Jennifer Estep 3/8
Critter - almost as dead as one of those critters yourself, p273
Polish - put the cap on the polish, p16

Beauty's Beast by Amanda Ashley Beauty's Beast - Amanda Ashley 3/10
Green accessory - a wide brimmed hat with a green ribbon, p60

The Brush of Black Wings (Master of Crows, #1.5) by Grace Draven The Brush of Black Wings - Grace Draven 3/11
Cane - he wielded a long cane knife, loc174

A Wild Fright in DeadwoodA Wild Fright in
Deadwood
- Ann Charles 3/12
Flare - and your nostrils flare, p132

A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #10) by Victoria Laurie A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14
Drizzle - a steady drizzle coming down, p220
Zigzag - moving in a zigzag pattern, p211

Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi Black Water Lilies - Michel Bussi 3/15
Factory - build a starch factory in the meadow, p134
Streetlight - like a tree or a street light, p38

Demon Mistress (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #6) by Yasmine Galenorn Demon Mistress - Yasmine Galenorn 3/16
Cowl - her cowl shrouded her actions, p78

McKnight in Shining Armor by Tami Hoag McKnight in Shining Armor - Tami Hoag 3/17
Orange cat - an orange tiger-striped cat, p2

Dragon Blood (World of the Lupi, #14) by Eileen Wilks Dragon Blood - Eileen Wilks 3/18
Fracture - is likely to fracture, p220

Baby, Don't Go by Susan Andersen Baby, Don't Go - Susan Andersen 3/27
Cupboard - the cupboard door that housed the mirror, p46

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew J. Sullivan Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew J. Sullivan 3/31
Plumber - behind the plumber trailed a girl, p39
Scalloped - a scalloped post card of Pike's Peak, p21

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor 4/15
Fleece - a fleece rug in front of it, p490

Blood of the Earth (Soulwood, #1) by Faith Hunter Blood of the Earth - Faith Hunter 4/19
Latin phrase - "modus operandi", that's Latin for method of operation, p98

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Academy
Idiom
Onomatopoeia
Reuben


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
Spring Seasonal Challenge
Duration: March 20 - June 20, 2018
Level: Bunny: 3-4 tasks per category

READ: 27/18

Category 1 Spring Colors:
Read a a book whose covers are at least 50%:
✔Blue: Slippery Souls - Rachael H. Dixon 4/7
✔Green: Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton 4/22
✔Yellow: Baby, Don't Go - Susan Andersen 3/27
✔Pink: Simply Irresistible - Rachel Gibson 3/22
✔Purple: The Dragonward - Michael Meyerhofer 4/4
✔White: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover - Sarah MacLean 4/29
Slippery Souls (Sunray Bay, #1) by Rachael H. Dixon Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25) by Sue Grafton Baby, Don't Go by Susan Andersen Simply Irresistible (Chinooks Hockey Team, #1) by Rachel Gibson The Dragonward (The Godsfall Trilogy, #1) by Michael Meyerhofer Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4) by Sarah MacLean

Category 2: Easter/April Fool’s Day:
✔Read a book that is first in a series:
Phantom Evil - Heather Graham 4/28
✔Read a book from the YA or Inspirational genre:
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline 5/29
✔Read a book that makes you laugh:
The Trouble with Twelfth Grave - Darynda Jones 3/20
✔Read a book where the character likes to make or eat chocolate:
Death of a Chocoholic - Lee Hollis 4/27
Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1) by Heather Graham Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline The Trouble with Twelfth Grave (Charley Davidson, #12) by Darynda Jones Death of a Chocoholic (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #4) by Lee Hollis

Category 3: Mother's Day/Father's Day:
✔Read a book that is written by a female author:
So I Married a Sorcerer - Kerrelyn Sparks 4/30
✔Read a book written by a male author:
Bird Box - Josh Malerman 4/10
✔Read a book with a character who is a Mother and/or a Father:
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood - Ann Charles (Mother of twins) 5/14
✔Read a book that's been published in May (any year):
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (pub May 2008) 5/20
So I Married a Sorcerer (The Embraced, #2) by Kerrelyn Sparks Bird Box by Josh Malerman Rattling the Heat in Deadwood (Deadwood #8) by Ann Charles The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness

Category 4: Earth Day:
✔Read a book that is either an ebook or an audiobook:
The Red Hunter - Lisa Unger 4/12
✔Read a book that has the letters EARTH in the title:
Blood of the Earth - Faith Hunter 4/19
✔Read a book from the sci-fi genre:
The Best of All Possible Worlds - Karen Lord 5/15
✔Read any book that has a character that recycles or is "green":
Holding - Graham Norton 5/26
✔Read a book where a character plants a garden or tree:
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19
✔Read a book that's a New-to You author, a new release, or one that completes a series/most current installment:
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors - Robyn Bachar 5/5
The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger Blood of the Earth (Soulwood, #1) by Faith Hunter The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord Holding by Graham Norton Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper Blood, Smoke and Mirrors (Bad Witch #1) by Robyn Bachar

Category 5: Memorial Day:
✔Read a book where a war is being waged or someone dies:
Due or Die - Jenn McKinlay 5/21
✔Read a book where a character visits a gravesite:
An Occupied Grave - A.G. Barnett 5/22
✔Read a book where characters have a barbecue or picnic:
Exclusively Yours - Shannon Stacey 5/17
✔Read book 3 in a series (due to the three day weekend):
Island of Glass - Nora Roberts 3/23
Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay An Occupied Grave (A Brock & Poole Mystery, #1) by A.G. Barnett Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1) by Shannon Stacey Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts

Category 6: Spell Out:
✔Showers
S: Stardust - Neil Gaiman 3/22
H: Dead Angler - Victoria Houston 4/12
O: Owlflight - Mercedes Lackey 5/18
W: Whom the Gods Love - M.M. Perry 3/26
E: Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop 3/31
R: Best Day Ever - Kaira Rouda 4/3
S: Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor 4/15

✔Warm
W: Over Her Dead Body - Kate White 5/28
A: Passenger - Alexandra Bracken 3/29
R: The Knight & the Seer - Ruth Ryan Langan 4/16
M: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew J. Sullivan 3/31

✔Fresh
F: Foundling - D.M. Cornish 4/5
R: Sea Glass Winter - JoAnn Ross 5/3
E: Cruelty - Ellen Croshain 4/26
S: Shadow's End - Thea Harrison 5/31
H: Blood of the Earth - Faith Hunter 4/19

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
April Monthly

READ: 9/10

✔A: Too Many Curses - A. Lee Martinez 4/9
✔R: Best Day Ever - Kaira Rouda 4/3
✔I: I Know a Secret - Tess Gerritsen 4/2
✔E: Cruelty - Ellen Croshain 4/26
✔S: Slippery Souls - Rachael H. Dixon 4/7

What’s So Great About April? Themes
✔Library Week: Read a book you checked out from the library
Magic in the Blood - Devon Monk 4/17
Magic in the Blood (Allie Beckstrom, #2) by Devon Monk

✔April 3rd: World Party Day: Read a book where someone attends or hosts a party
Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton 4/22
Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25) by Sue Grafton

✔April 14: Look Up at the Sky Day: Read a book with the sky pictured on the cover
Blood on the Tracks - Barbara Nickless
Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell #1) by Barbara Nickless

✔April 16: National Stress Awareness Day: Read a book that really stresses you out, a book where the characters are very stressed, a book you find relaxing, or a book where the characters have to relax to relieve tension or stress
Bone Magic - Yasmine Galenorn 4/28
Bone Magic (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #7) by Yasmine Galenorn


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments I'll Drink to That! - milk

READ: 10/5

✔Protein (almost everyone agrees that protein is important): read any 200+ page book
Too Many Curses - A. Lee Martinez (316 pages) 4/9

✔Vitamin A: read the first book in a series
The Dragonward - Michael Meyerhofer (Godsfall Trilogy #1) 4/4

✔Vitamin B12: read a book where the mc is older than 12
Foundling - D.M. Cornish (hero is 13 or 14) 4/5

✔Niacin (used to treat high blood cholesterol): read a book where the mc bleeds
Cruelty - Ellen Croshain 4/26

✔Folate (aids in red blood cell formation): read a book with a lot of red on the cover
The Red Hunter - Lisa Unger 4/12
The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger

✔Vitamin D: read a book where the author's name starts with a 'D'
Jacq's Warlord - Delilah Devlin 4/3

✔Calcium (the body stores more than 99 percent of its calcium in bones and teeth): read a book that has been published since 1999
Best Day Ever - Kaira Rouda (pub 2017) 4/3

✔Magnesium (helps keep blood pressure normal): read a book that is thrilling, exciting, or scary
Bird Box - Josh Malerman 4/10

✔Phosphorus (the second most plentiful mineral in your body): read the 2nd book in a series or trilogy
Magic in the Blood - Devon Monk 4/17

✔Selenium (may help protect cells from damage): read a book where the mc is physically injured
Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton 4/22
(mc is brutally attacked by villain)

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments April Cities of the World - Dubai

READ: 7/7

Al-Fahidi Fort (built in 1787) - read a historical book
The Knight & the Seer - Ruth Ryan Langan 4/16

Bastakia (old Dubai) - read a paper book
Blindfold Game - Dana Stabenow 4/21

Dhow Wharfage (still used by small traders) - read a book where time is spent on a boat
The Landing - Colin Taber 4/24

Jumeirah Mosque (most beautiful of Dubai's mosques) - read a book with a very pretty or handsome mc
Moonlight Warrior - Janet Chapman 4/16

Burj Al-Arab (hotel shaped like a sail) - read a book where the mc travels
Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor 4/15

Al-Mahara restaurant (it is underwater!) - read a book where the mc goes swimming
The Drowning - Camilla Läckberg 4/7

The Dubai Fountain - read a book with water on the cover
Blindfold Game - Dana Stabenow 4/21
Blindfold Game (Coast Guard #1) by Dana Stabenow

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments April


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
May Monthly

READ: 17/17

E: Exclusively Yours - Shannon Stacey 5/17
M: The Girls of Mischief Bay - Susan Mallery 5/5
E: The Spider - Jennifer Estep 5/31
R: Ready Player One - Ernest Cline 5/29
A: Angels Of Darkness - Andrews/Singh/Shinn/Brooks 5/29
L: Lake Silence - Anne Bishop 5/1
D: Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire 5/10
Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1) by Shannon Stacey The Girls of Mischief Bay (Mischief Bay, #1) by Susan Mallery The Spider (Elemental Assassin, #10) by Jennifer Estep Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline Angels Of Darkness (Alphas, #0.5; Guild Hunter, #3.5; The Guardians, #7.5; Samaria) by Ilona Andrews Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1) by Seanan McGuire

✔️♘Foreman Trea's Letter of the Month: T: Read as many books as you can that have a title that starts with the letter of the month or the author's first or last name starts with the letter of the month.
1. Midnight's Kiss - Thea Harrison 5/4
2. The Traitor's Bride - Alix Nichols 5/26
Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races, #8) by Thea Harrison The Traitor's Bride (Keepers of Xereill, #1) by Alix Nichols

✔️♘Creature Feature: Fairies: Read a book that features a fairy character
1. A Clockwork Fairytale - Helen Scott Taylor 5/24
2. Shadow's End - Thea Harrison 5/31
3. Harvest Hunting - Yasmine Galenorn 5/25
A Clockwork Fairytale by Helen Scott Taylor Shadow's End (Elder Races, #9) by Thea Harrison Harvest Hunting (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #8) by Yasmine Galenorn

✔️What’s So Great About May? Themes
National Police Week: Read a book with a main character that is a police officer
Holding - Graham Norton 5/26
Holding by Graham Norton

National Bike Month: Read a book where a character rides a bike (Motorcycle counts) or has a bike on the cover
The Copenhagen Affair - Amulya Malladi 5/5
The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

National Photograph Month: Read a book where a character is a photographer or looks at photo albums, or with a photograph on the cover
Ancient Spirits - Alice Duncan 5/14
Ancient Spirits (Daisy Gumm Majesty, #6) by Alice Duncan

May 9: National Teachers Day: Read a book with a character that is a teacher or teaches someone how to do something
Sea Glass Winter - JoAnn Ross 5/3
Sea Glass Winter (Shelter Bay #5) by JoAnn Ross

May 9: The lawnmower is patented.: Read a book where a character works as a landscaper or has to mow the lawn
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19
Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments I ♥ Audio books! - May

READ: 4/3

✔1. Hold Back the Dark - Kay Hooper 5/9
✔2. City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston 5/6
✔3. Heart of Evil - Heather Graham 5/21
✔4. Angels Of Darkness - Andrews / Singh / Shinn / Brooks 5/29

Hold Back the Dark (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #18) by Kay Hooper City of Endless Night (Pendergast, #17) by Douglas Preston Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #2) by Heather Graham Angels Of Darkness (Alphas, #0.5; Guild Hunter, #3.5; The Guardians, #7.5; Samaria) by Ilona Andrews

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments May (fictional) Cities of the World

READ: 13/10

✔Ernest T. Bass (a troublemaker fond of throwing rocks through windows) - read a book with a window on the cover
Bearly Departed - Meg Macy 5/28
Bearly Departed (Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, #1) by Meg Macy

✔Helen Crump (Opie's teacher and Andy's girlfriend) - read a romance *
The Cajun Doctor - Sandra Hill 5/7
The Cajun Doctor (Cajun, #10) by Sandra Hill

✔Barney Fife (Andy's lifelong friend) - read a book where friendship plays an important part
The Girls of Mischief Bay - Susan Mallery 5/5
The Girls of Mischief Bay (Mischief Bay, #1) by Susan Mallery

✔Floyd Lawson (barber at Floyd's Barber Shop) - read a book where the mc has long hair
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19
Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

✔Sarah (the often spoken to, but never seen, telephone operator) - read a book with no person on the cover
Sacred Cows - Karen E. Olson 5/23
Sacred Cows (Annie Seymour Mystery, #1) by Karen E. Olson

✔Andy Taylor (sheriff and widowed father) - read a book where the mc is a single parent
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood - Ann Charles (single mother of twins) 5/14
Rattling the Heat in Deadwood (Deadwood #8) by Ann Charles

✔Opie Taylor (Andy's son) - read a book where the mc is younger than 13
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (mc is 12) 5/20
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness

✔Ben Weaver (the flint-hearted store owner and landlord) - read a book where you have little sympathy for a main character
The Copenhagen Affair - Amulya Malladi 5/5
The Copenhagen Affair by Amulya Malladi

✔Henry Bennett (accused of being a jinx) - read a book where the mc has a series of troubles
Harvest Hunting - Yasmine Galenorn 5/25
Harvest Hunting (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #8) by Yasmine Galenorn

✔Sandy (a square dance caller) - read a book where there is dancing
Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire (ballroom dancing) 5/10
Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1) by Seanan McGuire

✔Thelma Lou (Barney's sweetheart) - read a book that was made into a movie *
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline 5/29
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline

✔Art Crowley (the grocer) - read a book with lots of nature on the cover
A Clockwork Fairytale - Helen Scott Taylor 5/24
A Clockwork Fairytale by Helen Scott Taylor

✔Harold Grigsby (owns the saw mill) - read a book with trees on the cover
Due or Die - Jenn McKinlay 5/21


CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments May/June Bonus Scavenger Hunt
Duration: May 1 - June 30, 2018

32/30 FOUND

1. Access - The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
(access to more intel than I've ever seen), p164

2. Action - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
(the action wakes up the dog), p139

3. Activate - Agatha H and the Airship City - Phil & Kaja Foglio 6/13
(to activate the system), p254

4. Almond - The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory 6/17
(pork chop encrusted with crushed almonds), p63

5. Authentic - Gossamer Wing - Delphine Dryden 6/23
(it isn't all as authentic as can be), p46

6. Baby animal - Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
(I had bonded with the puppy), p133

7. Bee - Truth or Beard - Penny Reid 6/29
(sexy witch and sexy bee), p3

8. Bin - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(before tossing it into the bin), p38

9. Block - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(through narrow blocks), p59

10. Brain - The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory 6/17
(down into the depths of her brain), p206

11. Clay - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
(a smear of clay on my thigh), p30

12. Crunch - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
(I hear a sickening crunch), p614

13. Curb - The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory 6/17
(Maddie was waiting at the curb), p270

14. Curfew -
(), p

15. Dam - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(we have five large dams on the property), p75

16. Digit - Back to the Bedroom - Janet Evanovich 6/24
(a number appeared on the screen, six digits), p102

17. Fluffy - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
(to skin a fluffy rabbit), p285

18. Hearing - The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
(it isn't my hearing), p151

19. Heir - Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
(there is an heir to the Farseer line), p421

20. Humidity - The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
(the humidity was relentless), p127

21. Illusion -
(), p

22. Kite -
(), p

23. Knock - The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory 6/17
(and knocked on the door), p13

24. Knot -
(), p

25. Load - I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh 6/18
(I load the photos on my laptop), p93

26. Lounge - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(here or in the lounge), p37

27. Password - The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
(extracting the password), p126

28. Phantom - Inked Magic - Jory Strong 6/19
(keep going the phantom voice whispered), p72

29. Phony -
(), p

30. Prime - Blood Wyne - Yasmine Galenorn 6/17
(make sure its a prime cut), p109

31. Principal -
(), p

32. Product - The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
(they're my products), p383

33. Rake - Claws of the Cat - Susan Spann 6/22
(with a wooden rake), p251

34. Shed - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(aiming it at the tool shed), p136

35. Sour Cream -
(), p

36. String - Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
(and I the string that ran through them all), p316

37. Survive - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(not much would survive outside), p234

38. Taurus OR Gemini -
(), p

39. Toothbrush - Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(they didn't even have a toothbrush), p211

40. Willow - Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
(shaped like willow leaves), p343

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments
Cities of the World - St. Petersburg, Russia

READ: 10/8

Peter the Great Bridge - read a book written in first person
The Drowning Girl - Caitlín R. Kiernan 6/9
Trinity Bridge - read a book that is part of a trilogy
Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
Exchange Bridge - read a book you borrowed from the library or a person
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta 6/7
Grenader Bridge - read a book where the mc is or was in the military *
Fight Fire with Fire - Amy Fetzer 6/28
Theater Bridge - read a book that was made into a movie
The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman 6/30
Bank Bridge - read a book where the mc spends money
Balanced on the Blade's Edge - Lindsay Buroker 6/24
Flour Bridge - read a book where the mc bakes with flour
Red Velvet Revenge - Jenn McKinlay 6/2
Bridge of Four Lions - read a book published in 2014
I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh (pub Nov 2014) 6/18
First Engineer Bridge - read a book with a man-made structure on the cover
The Sixth Day - Catherine Coulter 6/7
Green Bridge - read an ebook
The Sorcerer's Prize - Rose Andrews 6/2

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments June I'll Drink to That! - tea

READ: 16/6

Anise tea (reduces flatulence and stomach gas) - read a book where the mc travels in a car
Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs 6/26
Chamomile tea (contains antioxidants) - read a book where the mc gets damaged in some way
The Drowning Girl - Caitlín R. Kiernan 6/9
Dandelion tea (has a bitter flavor) - read a book you need to 'weed' from your TBR list
Kin - Kealan Patrick Burke (added 2013) 6/10
Echinacea tea (boost your immune system) - read a book with a name that is difficult to pronounce
Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie (Ntombi) 6/15
Ginger tea (reduce the chances of catching a colds) - read a book with a lot of red on the cover
The Care and Taming of a Rogue - Suzanne Enoch 6/9
The Care and Taming of a Rogue (Adventurers’ Club, #1) by Suzanne Enoch
Ginseng tea (boost your overall health) - read a bestseller
The Darkest Promise - Gena Showalter 6/25
Goji tea (can be served hot or cold water) - read a book that spans at least a year
Year One - Nora Roberts 6/16
Green rooibos tea (treats headaches) - read a book with only a head on the cover
The Wicked - Thea Harrison 6/3
The Wicked (Elder Races, #5.5) by Thea Harrison
Hibiscus tea (aids in weight loss) - read a book under 150 pages
The Wicked - Thea Harrison 6/3
Kava tea (used as a stress reducer) - read a humorous book
Back to the Bedroom - Janet Evanovich 6/24
Lavender tea (helps decrease moderate pain) - read a book with a lot of purple on the cover
Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2) by Robin Hobb
Lemongrass tea (helps to digest food) - read a book with grass on the cover
Red Velvet Revenge - Jenn McKinlay 6/2
Red Velvet Revenge (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #4) by Jenn McKinlay
Peppermint tea's (for the digestive system) - read a sub-genre of your favorite genre see the graphic below
Burn Bright - Patricia Briggs (paranormal>werewolves) 6/26
Roasted barley tea (can help treat skin conditions) - read a YA book
Agatha H and the Airship City - Phil & Kaja Foglio 6/13
Rose hip tea (beneficial for adrenal function) - read a book with flowers on the cover
Claws of the Cat - Susan Spann 6/22
Claws of the Cat (Shinobi Mystery, #1) by Susan Spann
St. John’s Wort tea (used to treat anxiety) - read any book you want :)
Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments - Denise Grover Swank 6/11

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments Dictionary Word of the Month - June

Read: 11/11

✔K: Kin - Kealan Patrick Burke 6/10
✔A: Agatha H and the Airship City - Phil & Kaja Foglio 6/13
✔N: Year One - Nora Roberts 6/16
✔G: The Wedding Date - Jasmine Guillory 6/17
✔A: The Sorcerer's Prize - Rose Andrews 6/2
✔T: Truth or Beard - Penny Reid 6/29
✔A: Fight Fire with Fire - Amy Fetzer 6/28
✔R: Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb 6/16
✔I: The Invisible Library - Genevieve Cogman 6/6
✔A: Invincible Summer - Alice Adams 6/29
✔N: Not Quite a Husband - Sherry Thomas 6/20

Kin by Kealan Patrick Burke Agatha H and the Airship City (Girl Genius Novels, #1) by Phil Foglio Year One (Chronicles of The One, #1) by Nora Roberts The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory The Sorcerer's Prize A Medieval Fantasy Romance by Rose Andrews Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1) by Penny Reid Fight Fire with Fire by Amy J. Fetzer Royal Assassin (Farseer Trilogy, #2) by Robin Hobb The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) by Genevieve Cogman Invincible Summer by Alice Adams Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments Bi-Annual Hard Scavenger Hunt I
Duration: January 1 - June 30, 2018

FOUND 30/40

Night's Honor (Elder Races, #7) by Thea Harrison Night's Honor - Thea Harrison 1/2
Niche - where the beach had eroded a niche, p27

Lucifer (Fire from Heaven, #1) by Ava Martell Lucifer - Ava Martell 1/8
Seer-sucker - a fallen angel in a white seer sucker suit, p34

Bowled Over (Maggie Kelly Mystery, #6) by Kasey Michaels Bowled Over - Kasey Michaels 1/8
Dearth - no dearth of heroes, p4
Pithy - followed by a pithy feminine curse, p24
Sauerkraut - and speaking of sauerkraut, p280

Where Monsters Dwell (Odd Singsaker, #1) by Jørgen Brekke Where Monsters Dwell - Jørgen Brekke 1/15
Burlesque - the master of the burlesque and macabre, p43

On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman On Turpentine Lane - Elinor Lipman 1/20
Harbinger - yet another harbinger of domestic tranquility, p2

Mind Magic (World of the Lupi, #12) by Eileen Wilks Mind Magic - Eileen Wilks 1/23
Manic - tossing flowers around like manic flower girls, p391

Just a Hint - Clint (Visitation, North Carolina, #4) by Lori Foster Just a Hint - Clint - Lori Foster 1/27
Superfluous - more explanation would only be superfluous, p150

Dead Level (Home Repair is Homicide, #15) by Sarah Graves Dead Level - Sarah Graves 2/4
Carpet shampooer - hauling a rented rug shampooer, p25
Porcupine - a porcupine waddled out in front of us, p148

Murder on the Rocks (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #1) by Karen MacInerney Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney 2/6
Kiwi - interspersed with the bright green of kiwi, p7

The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois The Book of Swords - Anthology 2/21
Cistern - a stone cistern loomed in a corner, p190
Placebo - one must always be wary of the placebo response, p377

Something in the House California Gothic by D.L. Lewis Something in the House - D.L. Lewis 2/23
Cornflakes - Robbie put a spoon full of cornflakes in her mouth, p103

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman 2/24
Accordion - she banged home the Accordion door, p90

Dragon Spawn (World of the Lupi, #13) by Eileen Wilks Dragon Spawn - Eileen Wilks 2/27
Anachronism - is a touch of anachronistic, p295

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2) by Becky Chambers A Closed and Common Orbit - Becky Chambers 2/28
Nebula - I did a gorgeous nebula across this human's back, p93

A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder (Ghost Hunter Mystery, #10) by Victoria Laurie A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder - Victoria Laurie 3/14
Epitome - he was the epitome of the polite host, p287

Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi Black Water Lilies - Michel Bussi 3/15
Partridge - hunting a rabbit or a partridge, p324

Etched in Bone (The Others, #5) by Anne Bishop Etched in Bone - Anne Bishop 3/31
Pencil Sharpener - pencils, a sharpener and an eraser, p153

The Book of Swords by Gardner Dozois The Book of Swords - Anthology 2/21
Indefatigable - the greaves of indefatigability, p98

Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez Too Many Curses - A. Lee Martinez 4/9
Drakes - fed to the dung drakes, p232

Dead Angler (A Loon Lake Mystery, #1) by Victoria Houston Dead Angler - Victoria Houston 4/12
Dentist's chair - only thing I hate worse than snakes is the dentist's chair, p303

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor 4/15
Grammar - with the help of dictionaries and grammars, p40

Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock, #11) by Faith Hunter Cold Reign - Faith Hunter 5/8
Scree - sniffed with scree of sound, p42

Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family, #1) by Shannon Stacey Exclusively Yours - Shannon Stacey 5/17
Hibachi - a hibachi and the largest cooler, p33

Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay Due or Die - Jenn McKinlay 5/21
Crochet - the club was working on crochet projects, p2

The Wicked (Elder Races, #5.5) by Thea Harrison The Wicked - Thea Harrison 6/3
Ennui - growing ennui, he came back online, p10

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans - M.L. Stedman 6/30
Embarkation - hear of your embarkation from others, p173

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Attenuate
Carpet Bag
Chamois
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Harvey Girl
Hole in a pocket
Marsh gas
Sesame Seed
Sous Vide
Spats


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message 37: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 21, 2018 10:57AM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1873 comments July - Dictionary Word of the Month

READ: 11/11

✔️•Dak
D: Blade of Darkness - Dianne Duvall 7/14
A: Abducting Abby - S.E. Smith 7/2
K: The Earl of Brass - Kara Jorgensen 7/10

✔️•Rort
R: The Real Deal - Lucy Monroe 7/20
O: The Once and Future Duchess - Sophia Nash 7/6
R: [Rules of Scoundrels #3] No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean 7/9
T: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend 7/16

✔️•Deso
D: Unlucky - Jana DeLeon 7/12
E: Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire 7/18
S: Shady Cross - James Hankins 7/16
O: Out of Mind - Catherine Sampson 7/17

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments July I'll drink to That! - water

READ: 10/6

Tap water
✔you get it directly from your faucet - read a book that you already own
Out of Mind - Catherine Sampson 7/17

✔it is widely used for household chores such as cleaning, cooking, and washing clothes - listen to an audio book (so you can do your chores at the same time :)
The Heist - Janet Evanovich 7/5
Out of Mind by Catherine Sampson The Heist (Fox and O'Hare, #1) by Janet Evanovich

Spring water
✔considered suitable for drinking as it comes from under the ground - read a book that shows ground on the cover
Flying by the Seat of My Knickers - Eliza Watson 7/18
Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw, Book 1) by Eliza Watson

Well water
✔forms underground lakes - read a book where the mc goes underground
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished - Sarah MacLean (hero lives underground) 7/9

✔one of the primary sources of water - read the 1st book in a series
Abducting Abby - S.E. Smith 7/2
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished (The Rules of Scoundrels, #3) by Sarah MacLean Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Smith

Purified water
✔has undergone purification treatment in a plant - read a book that you know has gone through an editor
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon - Kerrelyn Sparks 7/7

✔You can purchase it from the markets - read a bestseller
The Darkest Warrior - Gena Showalter 7/7
Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld, #14) by Gena Showalter

Distilled water
✔all its minerals and salts has been removed - read a book that does not qualify for any other challenge
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon - Donna Andrews 7/13

✔it is not typically recommended for drinking - read a book where the mc gets very thirsty
Whispers in the Dark - LeTeisha Newton (tortured/water withheld) 7/19
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews Whispers in the Dark (Dark Romance) by LeTeisha Newton

Sparkling water
✔you may have encountered waiters in your favorite restaurant asking your preference of water - read a book where the mc cooks or bakes for a living
Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson 7/4
Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1) by Diane Mott Davidson

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments Cities of the World - Montego Bay, Jamaica

READ: 10/7

✔Tobys Resort - read a book with a first name in the title
Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage - Jennifer Ashley 7/1

✔Paradise Homely Villa - read a book where the mc is not pretty or handsome
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon - Donna Andrews 7/13

✔Grand Pineapple Montego Bay - read a book that is 400+ pages
Blade of Darkness - Dianne Duvall (541 pages) 7/14

✔Secrets Wild Orchid Montego - read a book with less than 50 ratings
Last Gasp - Karen Chester (only 24 ratings) 7/15

✔Wexford Hotel - read a book set in Ireland
Flying by the Seat of My Knickers - Eliza Watson 7/18

✔Sunscape Splash Montego Bay - read a book where the mc goes swimming
The Real Deal - Lucy Monroe 7/20

✔Blue Harbour Hotel - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon - Donna Andrews 7/13
Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews

✔Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa - read a book where the mc can't breathe for some reason
Whispers in the Dark - LeTeisha Newton (heroine choked by hero) 7/19

✔Dream Hostel Guesthouse - read a book where the mc dreams
Courting Darkness - Yasmine Galenorn 7/27

✔Enchanted Villas - read a fairy tale book
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 7/27

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments July/August Bonus Scavenger Hunt
Duration: July 1 - August 31, 2018

40/40 FOUND

Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2) by Jennifer Ashley Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage - Jennifer Ashley 7/1
Dance - pulled into the sway of the dance, p22
Famous painter/artist - there are hardly Rubens or Rembrandts, p111
Interview - arrive for an interview, p140

Little Tiny Teeth (Gideon Oliver, #14) by Aaron Elkins Little Tiny Teeth - Aaron Elkins 7/1
Bait - using bloody gobbets of lizard as bait, p175
Blind person - she was blind, p230
Clasp - from its clasp, p181
Life preserver - he jerked an orange life preserver, p181
Rolled eyes - with a meaningful roll of his eyes, p137
Rusty - her spanish was rusty, p26

Sister by Rosamund Lupton Sister - Rosamund Lupton 7/2
Engine - screamed above the noise of the engine, p58
Scalp - made me think of a collection of scalps, p18

Abducting Abby (Dragon Lords of Valdier, #1) by S.E. Smith Abducting Abby - S.E. Smith 7/2
Flap - all she could do was flap her wings, p149
Shift - she felt her body shift and change, p135
Valley - she landed in a mountain valley, p148

Sora's Quest (The Cat's Eye Chronicles, #1) by T.L. Shreffler Sora's Quest - T.L. Shreffler 7/4
Dome - a dome of energy seemed to explode, p48
Pivot - Sora pivoted sideways, p68
Sand - buried her head in the sand, p7
String - the dress was nothing but strings and ribbons, p11
Tip-toe - propped herself up on tip-toe, p65

Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1) by Diane Mott Davidson Catering to Nobody - Diane Mott Davidson 7/4
Limousine - she had planned to take a limousine, p24
Parade - leading the parader, p138
Strawberry - she'd eaten a strawberry moose, p73

The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld, #14) by Gena Showalter The Darkest Warrior - Gena Showalter 7/7
Grape - Gillian popped a grape into her mouth, p229
Jury - the jury was still out, p127

The Earl of Brass (The Ingenious Mechanical Devices #1) by Kara Jorgensen The Earl of Brass - Kara Jorgensen 7/10
Discount - we cannot discount their way of life, p76

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon - Donna Andrews 7/13
Erase - make and erase dots, p104
Weeds - through foot-high weeds, p121

Last Gasp (a Pelican Bay Mystery Book 1) by Karen Chester Last Gasp - Karen Chester 7/15
Roster - we'll roster a few more patrols, p108

Nevermoor The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor, #1) by Jessica Townsend Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow - Jessica Townsend 7/16
Circular - roughly circular and surrounded, p235

Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire 7/18
Adapt - would have been able to adapt, p82

Queen of Shadows (Shadow World, #1) by Dianne Sylvan Queen of Shadows - Dianne Sylvan 7/24
Substitute - like I'm a substitute math teacher, p76

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1) by Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll 7/27
Patriotic - the patriotic archbishop, p32

Memory Zero (Spook Squad, #1) by Keri Arthur Memory Zero - Keri Arthur 7/29
Electrician - the electrician and air-con guys, p61

Total Surrender (Sin Brothers, #4) by Rebecca Zanetti Total Surrender - Rebecca Zanetti 8/1
Flop - turned to flop her legs over, p556

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #1) by Amanda Bouchet A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet 8/3
Classic - pinning one with a classic grappling move, p121

The Fourth BearThe Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde 8/4
Stock - with a stock picture, p51

Dark Bites (Dark-Hunter #22.5; Hellchaser, #0.5; Dream-Hunter, #0.5; Were-Hunter, #3.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark Bites - Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/5
Booth - across the vendor booths, p172

Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, #1) by Kylie Chan Earth to Hell - Kylie Chan 8/19
Surfing - surfing the net on her laptop, p385

Sugar Rush (Cupcake Club #1) by Donna Kauffman Sugar Rush - Donna Kauffman 8/23
Steamy - with a steamy hot shower, p233

City of the Lost (Rockton, #1) by Kelley Armstrong City of the Lost - Kelley Armstrong 8/30
Nacho - we order nachos, p168

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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August Cities of the World - "The City"

READ: 11/8

✔Aldersgate ("gate associated with a man named Ealdrād") - read a book with a person's name in the title
Outlaw Lovers: Jude and Luke - Jan Springer 8/16

✔Aldgate (the eastern-most gateway through the London Wall) - read a book set east of where you live
Dark in Death - J.D. Robb (set in NYC, I live in Ohio) 8/9

✔Bassishaw (the City's smallest ward) - read a short story or novella
Dark Bites - Sherrilyn Kenyon 8/5

✔Billingsgate (its name derives from its origins as a water gate on the Thames) - read a book with water on the cover
The Otter of Death - Betty Webb 8/15

✔Broad Street (in medieval times it was divided into ten precincts) - read a book that is part of a series
Loco Motive - Mary Daheim (Bed & Breakfast Mysteries #5)8/2

✔Coleman Street (contains the City’s "finest oasis of calm", Finsbury Circus) - read a book where a circus animal is mentioned
Bone Deep - Bonnie Dee 8/24

✔Cripplegate (almost entirely destroyed during World War II) - read a historical book
A Knight and White Satin - Jackie Ivie 8/17

✔Farringdon Within (named for Sir Nicholas Farindon, who was appointed Lord Mayor of London for "as long as it shall please him" by King Edward II) - read whatever book pleases you :)
The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde 8/4

✔Farringdon Without (largest of the City's 25 wards) - read a book with 400+ pages
Earth to Hell - Kylie Chan (615 pages) 8/19

✔Portsoken (Sir John Cass's Foundation Primary School is in the ward) - read a book where the mc attends school
Jinx - Meg Cabot 8/12

✔Tower (America Square is located in this ward) - read a book set in the United States
Total Surrender - Rebecca Zanetti (Utah) 8/1

Outlaw Lovers Jude and Luke (Outlaw Lovers, #1-2) by Jan Springer Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Dark Bites (Dark-Hunter #22.5; Hellchaser, #0.5; Dream-Hunter, #0.5; Were-Hunter, #3.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Otter of Death (Gunn Zoo Mystery #5) by Betty Webb Loco Motive (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #25) by Mary Daheim Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee A Knight and White Satin (Knights, #6) by Jackie Ivie The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2) by Jasper Fforde Earth to Hell (Journey to Wudang, #1) by Kylie Chan Jinx by Meg Cabot Total Surrender (Sin Brothers, #4) by Rebecca Zanetti

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments August - Dictionary Word of the Month

READ: 7/7

•Pergola
P: A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet 8/3
E: Dark Tournament - Elisa S. Amore 8/8
R: Dark in Death - J.D. Robb 8/9
G: Shaded Vision - Yasmine Galenorn 8/11
O: The Otter of Death - Betty Webb 8/15
L: Loco Motive - Mary Daheim 8/2
A: Skinny Dipping with Murder - Auralee Wallace 8/10

A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #1) by Amanda Bouchet Dark Tournament by Elisa S. Amore Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Shaded Vision (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #11) by Yasmine Galenorn The Otter of Death (Gunn Zoo Mystery #5) by Betty Webb Loco Motive (Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, #25) by Mary Daheim Skinny Dipping with Murder (An Otter Lake Mystery, #1) by Auralee Wallace

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments August I'll Drink to That! - sports drinks

READ: 9/10

✔21. Melon (more like continental breakfast honeydew) - read a book set in Europe
A Knight and White Satin - Jackie Ivie (Scotland) 8/17

✔20. Strawberry (tastes just like a strawberry, with a hint of chalk) - read a book with a teacher as a main character
The Breakdown - B.A. Paris 8/18

✔16. Watermelon Citrus (at first this is pleasantly fruity, but the chemical aftertaste betrays the fact that these flavors have no reason to be united) - read a book with a wedding in it
Shaded Vision - Yasmine Galenorn 8/11

✔14. Blue Cherry (this flavor asks more questions than it answers) - read a mystery book
The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde 8/4

✔12. Icy Charge (an invigorating combination of grape and melon; acceptable if guzzled very quickly) - read a book within 24 hours
Lucky in Love - Kasie West 8/22

✔9. Tropical Mango (just add vodka) - read the 2nd book in a trilogy or series
Spirit Woman - Zara Quentin 8/27

✔8. Cool Blue (description is accurate, this tastes just like the color blue) - read a book with a lot of blue on the cover
Skinny Dipping with Murder - Auralee Wallace 8/10

✔4. Fruit Punch (for the life of me I can't figure out what fruit this is modeled after) - read any fiction book
The Otter of Death - Betty Webb 8/15

✔1. Lemon-Lime (Gatorade built its empire on lemon-lime and the cornerstone is as strong as the day those U of F scientists completed their first pass to a thirsty Gators wide receiver) - read the 1st book in a trilogy or series
A Promise of Fire - Amanda Bouchet 8/3

A Knight and White Satin (Knights, #6) by Jackie Ivie The Breakdown by B.A. Paris Shaded Vision (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #11) by Yasmine Galenorn The Fourth Bear (Nursery Crime, #2) by Jasper Fforde Lucky in Love by Kasie West Spirit Woman by Zara Quentin Skinny Dipping with Murder (An Otter Lake Mystery, #1) by Auralee Wallace The Otter of Death (Gunn Zoo Mystery #5) by Betty Webb A Promise of Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles, #1) by Amanda Bouchet


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Cities of the World - Vancouver, Canada

READ: 12/10

Part 1: Vancouver
Start in downtown Vancouver
watch marine life at the Vancouver Aquarium, - read a book set by the seashore
Running Hot - Jayne Ann Krentz (set in Hawaii) 9/26
Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Cross the Lions Gate Bridge to reach North Vancouver and West Vancouver. - read a book where a lion is mentioned
Alien Proliferation - Gini Koch (lion takes over the Veldt, p330) 9/29
Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4) by Gini Koch

Part 2: North Vancouver and West Vancouver
Ride the aerial tram down - read a book with a wonderful scenic cover
Before He Kills - Blake Pierce 9/11
Before He Kills (Mackenzie White Mystery, #1) by Blake Pierce

Part 3: Horseshoe Bay
Along the way, detour west to Horseshoe Bay - read a book set west of where you live
Sweet Revenge - Diane Mott Davidson (I live Ohio, set in Colorado) 9/30
Sweet Revenge (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, Book 14) by Diane Mott Davidson
A waterfront playground makes a great family rest stop. - read a book about a family
Unloved - Katy Regnery 9/3
(about evil genetics being passed down to children)
Unloved by Katy Regnery

Part 4: Britannia Beach
Continue north to Britannia Beach to visit the Britannia Mine Museum National Historic Site. - read a book where the mc goes to a museum
Storm Cycle - Iris & Roy Johansen 9/24
Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen
Board a mining train and travel deep into an old mining tunnel. - read a book where the mc goes underground
Black Market - Sheryl Steines 9/4
Black Market (Wizard Hall Chronicles #2) by Sheryl Steines

Part 5: Murrin Provincial Park
Relax tired muscles with a swim in the park’s lake or walk around the pleasant lakeside trail. - read any book you want
The Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen 9/2
The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen

Part 6: Shannon Falls Provincial Park
These dramatic falls rise 1,099 ft above Highway 99, making them some of the highest in the province. - read a book with a drama queen in it
The Best of Us - Sarah Pekkanen 9/27
The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

Part 7: Stawamus Chief *
Adventurous visitors can try scaling the walls of this world-class climbing destination. - read a book where the mc has an adventure
Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach 9/24
Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach

Part 8: Squamish, billed as the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada”
windsurf at the Squamish Spit, - read a book where the mc tries something new
Divergent - Veronica Roth 9/22
Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth

Part 11: Whistler, one of the top four-season resorts in North America
Take the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. - read the second book of a trilogy or series
Midnight Blue-Light Special - Seanan McGuire 9/10
Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, #2) by Seanan McGuire

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments Dictionary Word of the Month-September

READ: 5/5

S: Black Market - Sheryl Steines 9/4
K: Alien Proliferation - Gini Koch 9/29
I: Storm Cycle - Iris & Roy Johansen 9/24
F: Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach 9/24
T: O' Artful Death - Sarah Stewart Taylor 9/18

Black Market (Wizard Hall Chronicles #2) by Sheryl Steines Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4) by Gini Koch Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments I'll Drink to That! - beer

READ: 10/6+

✔Baron Von Awesome - read a book where the mc has a title
The Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen 9/2

✔Bouncing Czech - read a book that you purchased
Unloved - Katy Regnery 9/3

✔Druid Fluid - read a book with water on the cover
The Best of Us - Sarah Pekkanen 9/27

✔Evil Red Dead - read a book with a lot of red on the cover
Storm Cycle - Iris & Roy Johansen 9/24

✔Hoptimus Prime - read a book that was made into a movie
Divergent - Veronica Roth 9/22

✔Lumpy Gravy - read a book where the mc does a lot of cooking/baking
Sweet Revenge - Diane Mott Davidson 9/30

✔Old Horizontal - read a book where the cover has a person who is horizontal on it
Alien Proliferation - Gini Koch 9/29

✔Tactical Nuclear Penguin - read a science fiction book
Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach 9/24

✔The Men's Room - read a book by a male author
Popped Off - Jeffrey Allen 9/21

✔Vampire Blood - read a paranormal book
Shadow Rising - Yasmine Galenorn 9/16

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen Unloved by Katy Regnery The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen Storm Cycle by Iris Johansen Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Sweet Revenge (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, Book 14) by Diane Mott Davidson Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4) by Gini Koch Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach Popped Off (Stay At Home Dad Mysteries #2) by Jeffrey Allen Shadow Rising (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon #12) by Yasmine Galenorn

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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Barbara ★ | 1873 comments TCF September/October Bonus Scavenger Hunt
Duration: September 1 - October 31, 2018

39/40 FOUND

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen The Queen of the Tearling - Erika Johansen 9/2
Hay - made of wood and hay-thatched roofs, p53

Black Market (Wizard Hall Chronicles, #2) by Sheryl Steines Black Market - Sheryl Steines 9/4
Cradle - Janie's hands cradled Annie, p259
Ember - embers rained around them, p256
Jug - setting the jug back in the sand, p5
Potion - took a swig of the pain potion, p134
Twig - twigs snapped and leaves crunched, p249

Dead Between the Lines (Devereaux's Dime Store, #3) by Denise Swanson Dead Between the Lines - Denise Swanson 9/6
Audience - I looked over his audience, p16
Bolt - turned the knob on the dead bolt, p41
Classmate - he had been a classmate of ours, p98
Command - following his command, p38
Fried Chicken - in savoring Gran's fried chicken, p63
Full moon - howling like a wolf under a full moon, p180
Snob - that supercilious snob wrote that trash, p215
Surreal - all the more surreal, p58

Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid, #2) by Seanan McGuire Midnight Blue-Light Special - Seanan McGuire 9/10
Skull - a mouse with a squirrel's skull atop his head, p99

Before He Kills (Mackenzie White Mystery, #1) by Blake Pierce Before He Kills - Blake Pierce 9/11
Filing Cabinet - one of the ancient-looking filing cabinet, p88

O' Artful Death by Sarah Stewart Taylor O' Artful Death - Sarah Stewart Taylor 9/18
Expression - it's almost but not quite a beautiful expression, p7
Poach - a whole poached salmon, p198
Stew - already made oyster stew, p256
Wire - moved his wire-rimmed glasses aside, p10

Popped Off (Stay At Home Dad Mysteries #2) by Jeffrey Allen Popped Off - Jeffrey Allen 9/21
Bleachers - parents behind me in the bleachers, p3
Legitimate - were flat-out legitimate bookies, p182

Fortune's Pawn (Paradox #1) by Rachel Bach Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach 9/24
Port - relatively close to the main port, p9
Straw - the straw that broke the Devil's back, p255

Running Hot (Arcane Society, #5) by Jayne Ann Krentz Running Hot - Jayne Ann Krentz 9/26
Promotion - on the short list for promotion, p190
Victorian - during the victorian era, p31

The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen The Best of Us - Sarah Pekkanen 9/27
Mingle - feeling anger mingle with sympathy, p36
Tournament - and have a tournament, p124

The Scam (Fox and O'Hare, #4) by Janet Evanovich The Scam - Janet Evanovich/Lee Goldberg 10/21
Monogram - the sleeves on his hand-made monogrammed white shirt, p40
VIP - Nike and Kate walked into the VIP lobby, p31

Alien Proliferation (Katherine "Kitty" Katt, #4) by Gini Koch Alien Proliferation - Gini Koch 9/29
Headphones - pulled a headphone out of my ear, p310

The Devil in Denim (New York Saints, #1) by Melanie Scott The Devil in Denim - Melanie Scott 10/2
First game of the season - first pitch of the first game, p52

Hot Ice (T-FLAC, #7) by Cherry Adair Hot Ice - Cherry Adair 10/5
Hut - built around the round huts, p159

Five by Ursula Poznanski Five - Ursula Poznanski 10/8
Graze - taking care not to graze there, p3

Suicide Forest (World's Scariest Places #1) by Jeremy Bates Suicide Forest - Jeremy Bates 10/13
Teepee - stood teepee-like over the fire, p506

The Bad Luck Witch (The Bad Luck Witch Chronicles Book 1) by Heather Hamilton The Bad Luck Witch - Heather Hamilton 10/17
Likeness - a likeness of a magical being, p254

A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin A Kiss Before Dying - Ira Levin 10/25
Laboratory - the laboratory manual, p74

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness Time's Convert - Deborah Harkness 10/28
Licorice - the clean scents of licorice and bee-balm, p417
Wand - all those wands, p78

**************
Peck


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