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Challenges: Year Long Main 2021 > Nancy's Zesty Zany Zone of Zodiac Books 2018

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message 1: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments I'm in. This challenge looks great! Thank you!


message 2: by Cody (new)

Cody | 348 comments good luck :)


message 3: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Sagittarius - Month - November - Rock-a-Bye Bones - This book takes place in the month of November, around Thanksgiving.


message 4: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments Are you reporting your book as read? If so, please refer to message #2 in the official challenge thread for the requirements in reporting.


message 5: by Nancy H (last edited Jan 04, 2018 05:23PM) (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Janice wrote: "Are you reporting your book as read? If so, please refer to message #2 in the official challenge thread for the requirements in reporting."

Sorry, Janice. I thought I remembered how to do it, but obviously needed to look again! Will try again below. Please let me know if I am still not right.


message 6: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book One
Sagittarius, Month - November
Rock-a-Bye Bones
Book takes place in November.


message 7: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments Looks good! Thanks Nancy.


message 8: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Two
Leo - Symbols, Lion
The House of Unexpected Sisters
Book takes place entirely in Africa


message 9: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Three
Libra - Superhero, Judge Dredd
Afterglow
Book set in 1987, between 1977-2000


message 10: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments Judge Dredd seems to be a popular task.


message 11: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Four
Taurus - Jasper - Illness
Pieces of Happiness: A Novel of Friendship, Hope and Chocolate
One of the main characters has severe Alzheimer's disease.


message 12: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Five
Symbols, Virgo - Maiden
Before We Were Yours
Several of the main characters are children, and one in particular, named Rill, is the most important one of them.


message 13: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Six
Scorpio, Month - October
The Cuban Affair
p.93 "the sweltering October heat of Havanna"


message 14: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Seven
Cancer, Symbols - Crab
A Beautiful Blue Death
Word in title: Blue


message 15: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments You're past the half way point already!


message 16: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Did you like Charles Lenox?


message 17: by Nancy H (last edited Jan 21, 2018 08:39PM) (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Cherie wrote: "Did you like Charles Lenox?"

I LOVE Charles Lenox! In fact, I have the next 4 in the series and can't wait to read them! I have had this set for a while and don't know
why I haven't started it before. He likes the same things I do - a fire in the fireplace, a pot of tea, and lots of good books!


message 18: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments After listening to the first two, which were all my library had, I had to submit special requests for the next four on CD. It took a month or two for the CDs to arrive, but it was worth it! They purchased the next books, at my request. I am patiently waiting for the next book.😊


message 19: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9571 comments I read only A Stranger in Mayfair out of place last year because of the purple cover (amatiste my stone) and loved Charles Lenox. I like how well the atmosphere is built. I will start the series one day. Maybe the crab in this year challenge is a good excuse. :)


message 20: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Sandra wrote: "I read only A Stranger in Mayfair out of place last year because of the purple cover (amatiste my stone) and loved Charles Lenox. I like how well the atmosphere is built. I will star..."

That is exactly what got me to pick it up! I had it on my TBR stack and when I saw the Crab that could have Blue in the title, I picked it up. This challenge is so good for me - I read a lot of things on my TBR that have been sitting here forever waiting for me!


message 21: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Eight
Aquarius, Symbols - Water-bearer
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt
Has a pitcher and a glass on the cover


message 22: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments Nancy H wrote: "Badge One, Book Eight
Aquarius, Symbols - Water-bearer
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt
Has a pitcher and a glass on the cover"


Cover tasks require that you link to the cover. Please update your report. Thanks.


message 23: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Sorry, Janice, I somehow missed that! Here it is again, and I hope it is okay.

Badge One, Book Eight
Aquarius, Symbols - Water-bearer
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt The Diva Digs Up the Dirt (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #6) by Krista Davis
Has a pitcher and a glass on the cover


message 24: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments Thanks Nancy. :)


message 25: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Nine
Aries - Stone - Opal
On a Wicked Dawn
Book set between 1750 and 1850 - This one takes place in 1825.


message 26: by Nancy H (last edited Feb 08, 2018 10:17AM) (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Ten
Pisces - Symbol - Fish (Lake or River in Title/Author)
Snowfall at Willow Lake
Has 'Lake' in the title


message 27: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Eleven
Gemini - North American Zodiac - deer/Scotland
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
Book is set in Edinburgh, Scotland.


message 28: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge One, Book Twelve
Capricorn - Symbols - Goat - Scandinavian literature
The Stonecutter
Book is set in Sweden and written by Camilla Lackberg


message 29: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments I have a good start on Badge Two, I think.
Here is the first one:

Badge Two, Book One:
Cancer - Elements, Water - blue cover
The Septembers of Shiraz The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer
Cover is mostly blue


message 30: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Two
Taurus - NA Zodiac, Beaver/Canada
The Nature of the Beast
Book is set in Canada


message 31: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Three
Sagittarius - Stone, Obsidian - Hawaii
Aloha Rose
Book is set in Hawaii


message 32: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Four
Leo - Superheroes, Kraven the Hunter
Come Hell or Highball
Main character's sidekick and a main character, Berta, is over 60 years old.


message 33: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20275 comments Awesome on finishing and applying for your Badge 1, Nancy. I just saw your post in the BADGE thread. Great start on Badge 2 already too. ;o)

I have the first four or five of the Inspector Gamache books, but have put off starting them.


message 34: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49990 comments Congrats on Badge 1! You've made a great start on the second badge, too.


message 35: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17560 comments Nancy H wrote: "Badge One, Book Twelve
Capricorn - Symbols - Goat - Scandinavian literature
The Stonecutter
Book is set in Sweden and written by Camilla Lackberg"


I just got this one. What you think?


message 36: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17560 comments And Congrats! Sorry, was too busy looking at the titles lol


message 37: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Cherie wrote: "Awesome on finishing and applying for your Badge 1, Nancy. I just saw your post in the BADGE thread. Great start on Badge 2 already too. ;o)

I have the first four or five of the Inspector Gamache ..."


Hi Cherie,
I think you will really like the Inspector Gamache books. I have read all of them up to and including the one listed above, and I think I have three more to go. I really enjoy the whole Canadian/French Canadian flavor to them, and the mysteries are great. What makes them so good is that you see the main characters as real people that you can imagine knowing, not just as two-dimensional characters on the page. When you have finished one of these, you find yourself wondering what the characters are doing now.....-lol.


message 38: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Rusalka wrote: "Nancy H wrote: "Badge One, Book Twelve
Capricorn - Symbols - Goat - Scandinavian literature
The Stonecutter
Book is set in Sweden and written by Camilla Lackberg"

I just got this o..."


Oh, Rusalka, what a story! When I started this book, I thought it was a little slow because there are a lot of characters and you have to get to know them at the beginning. But wow - then the story takes off and you find yourself flipping the pages to find out what happens. You think you have all the relationships (plot-wise) between the characters figured out, when all of sudden something changes the direction of where you think things are going, and you are off in a direction you never expected. I think you will like it, if one can be said to 'like' a story with some evil characters and lots of tragedy in it. The plot threads concluded in unexpected ways, but all in all it was a satisfying read.


message 39: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17560 comments Nancy H wrote: "Oh, Rusalka, what a story!"

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! You very much make me want to go pick it up. Thanks so much


message 40: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Let me know what you think of it. I would love to discuss it with you.


message 41: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17560 comments I have a couple of reads for challenges I need to get to first, but I will let you know when I get there!


message 42: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Five
Pisces - North American Zodiac - Wolf/Idaho
Idaho
Book set in Idaho


message 43: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Six
Capricorn - Snow Goose - Texas/New Mexico/Mexico/Kansas
Between Heaven and Texas
Book set in Texas


message 44: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Seven
Aries - Element - Fire
Murder Most Malicious Murder Most Malicious (A Lady & Lady's Maid Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Maxwell
Red cover


message 45: by Nancy H (last edited Mar 09, 2018 10:20AM) (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Eight
Libra -North American Zodiac
Just This Once
Book set in New Zealand


message 46: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Nine
Scorpio - Symbols - Poison
A Pinch of Poison
Poison in title


message 47: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Ten
Aquarius - North American Zodiac - Otter - Switzerland
Murder in Montreux
Book set in Switzerland


message 48: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Eleven
Virgo - Superheroes - Rogue - Birds
Paris Is Always a Good Idea Paris Is Always a Good Idea by Nicolas Barreau
Ten birds on top right corner of cover


message 49: by Nancy H (last edited Mar 25, 2018 07:58PM) (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Book Twelve
Gemini- Elements - Air - white cover
The Virgin Romance Novelist The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn
White cover


message 50: by Nancy H (new)

Nancy H | 564 comments Badge Two, Set Two - Book One
Capricorn - Superheroes - Cannonball - Napoleonic War
What Angels Fear
Set during the period of the Napoleonic Wars


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