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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
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There are lots of great challenges that get us to stretch our horizons, try new things, or catch up on Classics. I find I get so busy with them that I forget to save time for favorites. I forget that I'm dying to read more books by authors I already love.

This challenge is a reminder to do that. Don't put off reading your favorite authors for the sake of strangers you may or may not enjoy. Allow yourself a little bit of self-indulgence.

From July through the end of the year, choose those books you most want to read, by favorite authors, or maybe books in a favorite series. Seize the Day!

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
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Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
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Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
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message 2: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3703 comments Mod
I love this challenge! 🤗


message 3: by Cindy (last edited Sep 29, 2018 09:29PM) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 797 comments I'm looking forward to reading a few of my favorites with this one - trying for a level 3:

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. Fallen
2. The Next Always
3. Snatched

Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
4. Boarded by Love
5. The Last Boyfriend
6. Shelter in Place

Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
7. The Perfect Hope
8. Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
9. "I Give You My Body . . .": How I Write Sex Scenes
10. Busted


message 4: by Allison, Quest Hound (last edited Nov 11, 2018 08:21AM) (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I'll try for level 3. *Completed*

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. Penric’s Mission
2. Mira's Last Dance
3. The Prisoner of Limnos

Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
4. Royal Airs
5. Heir of Fire
6. Cybele's Secret

Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
7. Queen of Shadows
8. Empire of Storms
9. Lethal White
10. Tower of Dawn

Completed
Penric’s Mission (Penric and Desdemona, #3) by Lois McMaster Bujold Mira's Last Dance (Penric and Desdemona, #4) by Lois McMaster Bujold The Prisoner of Limnos (Penric and Desdemona, #6) by Lois McMaster Bujold Royal Airs (Elemental Blessings, #2) by Sharon Shinn Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Cybele's Secret (Wildwood, #2) by Juliet Marillier Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas Lethal White (Cormoran Strike, #4) by Robert Galbraith Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6) by Sarah J. Maas


message 5: by Paula (last edited Oct 25, 2018 02:01AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 195 comments Me too please, Allison!

Maxi Challenges 2018 > Seize the Day 2018 (July-Dec)

Running total: 10/10 COMPLETED!

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. 24 Stories: of Hope by Kathy Burke (04/07/18)
2. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (07/07/18)
3. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (06/08/18)

Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (13/08/18)
5. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean (31/08/18)
6. Autumn by Ali Smith (10/09/18)

Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
7. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (29/09/18)
8. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (15/10/18)
9. Matilda by Roald Dahl (19/10/18)
10. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (24/10/18)


message 6: by Trisha (last edited Jul 16, 2018 12:40PM) (new)

Trisha | 768 comments I’m in!

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. The New Boy, Doreen Tovey
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Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
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Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
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message 7: by Cindy (last edited Dec 30, 2018 06:34PM) (new)

Cindy  | 384 comments I am in! Will look forward to reading some favorites.
level 1 (3 books)

1. 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie
2. Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
3 A Lost Lady by Willa Cather


message 9: by Mary Anne (last edited Dec 30, 2018 07:55PM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 125 comments I've decided to join this one as well. Picking books by my favorite authors. Made it into Level 3 (as of 12/30/18).

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (8/1/18)
2. The Other Woman by Daniel Silva (8/5/18)
3. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (9/3/18)

Level 2 - Savor the Moment (6 Books)
4. Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (9/16/18)
5. Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie (11/4/18)
6. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison (11/23/18)

Level 3 - Seize the Day (10 Books)
7. Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier (12/2/18)
8. The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling) (12/12/18)
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message 10: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Glad you're joining us, Mary Anne!


message 11: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 23, 2018 02:14PM) (new)

I'm in! Trying for level 3.

SEIZE THE DAY!
18 Sep-31 Dec 18. Completed: 10/10.

Level 1 - Have a Treat:
✓ 1. The Teacher's Billionaire. 18 Sep 18.
✓ 2. Mr. Right-Swipe. 22 Sep 18.
✓ 3. Lethal Bayou Beauty. 25 Sep 18.
Level 2 - Savor the Moment:
✓ 4. Spells and Spiced Latte: A Coffee Witch Cozy Mystery. 27 Sep 18.
✓ 5. Killer Jam. 30 Sep 18.
✓ 6. Murphy's Flaws. 30 Sep 18.
Level 3 - Seize the Day:
✓ 7. Sinful Dreams (Book 1). 2 Oct 18.
✓ 8. Summer in the Bayou. 5 Oct 18.
✓ 9. Chili to Die for. 7 Oct 18.
✓ 10. A Muddied Murder. 9 Oct 18.


message 12: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3703 comments Mod
Hope you have fun, Darcy!


message 13: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 797 comments Finished level 3 - see message #3 for list


message 14: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Nice - I hope you enjoyed them!


message 15: by Paula (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 195 comments Update to message 5: COMPLETED! 😃


message 16: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
Congrats, Paula!


message 17: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3703 comments Mod
Way to go, Paula.


message 18: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3703 comments Mod
I finished the challenge. (Message 8)


message 19: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 comments Mod
I hope you enjoyed it, Rosemarie.


message 20: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3703 comments Mod
I certainly did, thanks.


message 21: by Cindy (new)

Cindy  | 384 comments I finished this challenge. Message 7.
It was a treat I read my favorite female authors. Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier and Willa Cather.


message 22: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3703 comments Mod
Congrats on finishing, Cindy.


message 23: by Asami (new)

Asami (thereadingsquid) | 70 comments Seize the Day 2018 (July-Dec)

Level 1 - Have a Treat (3 Books)
1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
3. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman


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