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message 1: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (last edited Jan 03, 2018 07:02AM) (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Similar to the other Scavenger Hunt Challenges, but this one will be far more challenging to find all of the words.

• The challenge runs from January 1 - June 30, 2018.

• This “Challenge” works in conjunction with the other challenges you may participate in during this time frame.

•While you are fulfilling the requirements of your other challenges, be on the lookout for the following items - they may be on the cover or mentioned in the book. Most items are specific, but if in doubt about an item – just ask!

•You may use a book to fulfill multiple items (you do not have to read 40 books for this challenge...do not worry!)

•When you find one of the items, list the Book Title and Author (or link the cover), date it, & rate it. Then specify where the item is found within the book and a blurb from the sentence. For audiobooks try to put the chapter if possible. If not, then at least let us know you got it from an audiobook.

•Books that are used must be complete in its entirety during the period of this challenge.

Good Luck & Happy Reading! ☺

Accordion
Anachronism (word or occurrence)
Attenuate
Burlesque
Carpet Bag
Carpet shampooer
Chamois
Cistern
Cornflakes
Crochet
Dearth
Dentist's chair
Drakes
Embarcation Embarkation (oops! Sorry!)
Ennui
Epitome
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Grammar
Harbinger
Harvey Girl
Hibachi
Hole in a pocket
Indefatigable
Kiwi
Manic
Marsh gas
Nebula
Niche
Partridge
Pencil Sharpener
Pithy
Placebo
Porcupine
Sauerkraut
Scree
Seer-sucker
Sesame Seed
Sous Vide
Spats
Superfluous


message 2: by Denise (last edited Jun 26, 2018 02:17PM) (new)

Denise | 658 comments Thank you!

January 1 - June 30, 2018.

Accordion - “She balanced six fat accordion-styled folders…” p. 450 Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18

Anachronism (word or occurrence) Iin this case occurrence) “”warns us against being anachronistic, in thinking that we today, can understand what it was like to live in an occupied city in the 1940s. p.285 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Attenuate “…every attempt was made by the Nazis to attenuate international anxiety…” p 132 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Burlesque - “Burlesque is crying for you.” P. 33 The Heckler by Ed McBain 3.14.18

Carpet Bag-“…steam trunk, an old suitcase and a carpetbag she recognized.” P. 282 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4.9.18

Carpet shampooer-“What I found instead was a toy-sized Bissell rug-shampooer……and bottles and bottles of carpet shampoo.” P. 112 Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Booksby Helen Hanff 6..27.18

Chamois–“At the last, we take a chamois leather…” p. 266 The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato 4.4.18

Cistern--“…filled buckets and pots with water from the cistern…” p. 119 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4.9.18

Cornflakes-“…he’s got a crate of Corn Flakes boxes he’s stolen out of the back of a supermarket…” p. 213 Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 3.18.18

Crochet - swathed in a crocheted shawl of many years.” P. 288 Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18

Dearth “…persistent dearth of food and heat…” p. 179 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Dentist's chair

Drakes-“And the money was tied up all right – no playing ducks and drakes with it.” P.43 Poison in the Pen by Patricia Wentworth 4.10.18

Embarkation-“In Hamburg and Bremen, they awaited embarkation in locked quarantine.” P. 273 The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch 1743-1933 by Amos Elon 3.9.18

Ennui “…identified as a sort of ennui.” P. 164When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18


Epitome-“…they were the epitome of grace…” p. 289 The Gate Keeperby Charles Todd 3.7.18

Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)

Grammar - “first grade in grammar school…” p. 90 Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka 1.1.18

Harbinger “…doorbell was no longer a harbinger for pleasant visits…” p. 256 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Harvey Girl
Hibachi

Hole in a pocket “…mended the holes in Martin’s pockets…” p. 139 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4.9.18

“Serge Klarsfeld the indefatigable historian,…” p. 248When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Kiwi-“I know Kiwis are New Zealanders…” p. 38 The White Ghost by James Benn 3.17.18

Manic - “Wehrmacht, under the manic control of a deeply paranoid Adolf Hitler…” p. 310 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom1.14.18

Marsh gas

Nebula-“…like receding nebulae in the haze of the starry heavens.” P. 265 The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley 2.22.18

Niche--“…decided they’d fill a niche in the London scene…” p. 155 Piece of My Heartby Peter Robinson 3.11.18

Partridge “A snipe, a rail, a cock pheasant, a partridge.” P. 322 Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18

Pencil Sharpener-“one contained a pencil, a sharpener and a key…” p. 251 My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 4.12.18

Pithy “…always come up with a pithy saying.” P. 292 The White Ghost by James Benn 3.17.18

Placebo

Porcupine- “the baboon cage at the Paris zoo…” p. 218 The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 2.21.18

Sauerkraut “…with a side of sauerkraut…” p. 22 Y is for Yesterdayby Sue Grafton 1.18.18

Scree - “…a scree of sand and boulders…” p. 94 The Monkey's Wrenchby Primo Levi 1.16.18

Seer-sucker - “This morning he was wearing a blue seersucker suit…” p. 23 See Them Die by Ed McBain 3.17.18

Sesame Seed - “make a salad of pointed cabbage and sesame seeds…” p. 342 The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen 5.7.18

Sous Vide

Spats-“You meddle in spats between powerful barons…” p. 398 Murder on High Holborn by Susanna Gregory 2.17.18

Superfluous “…gardening gloves were superfluous…” p. 14 Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18


Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 84 comments Bi-Annual Hard Scavenger Hunt I

January 1 - June 30, 2018


Accordion
Anachronism (word or occurrence)
Attenuate
Burlesque
Carpet Bag
Carpet shampooer
Chamois
Cistern
Cornflakes
Crochet
Dearth
Dentist's chair
Drakes
Embarcation
Ennui
Epitome
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Grammar
Harbinger
Harvey Girl
Hibachi
Hole in a pocket
Indefatigable
Kiwi
Manic
Marsh gas
Nebula
Niche
Partridge
Pencil Sharpener
Pithy
Placebo
Porcupine
Sauerkraut
Scree
Seer-sucker
Sesame Seed
Sous Vide
Spats
Superfluous


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 07, 2018 08:11PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1904 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

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


message 5: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 1904 comments Clarification please.

What is this?
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)


message 6: by Debbie (last edited Apr 17, 2018 06:48AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 993 comments Bi-Annual Hard Scavenger Hunt I

January 1 - June 30, 2018


Accordion Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey R. Lewandowski..chap9 with an accordion file under his arm
Anachronism (word or occurrence) Murder at the Kennedy Center by Margaret Truman 2/5/18..p270 an anachronistic view
Attenuate
Burlesque
Carpet Bag
Carpet shampooer
Chamois
Cistern
Cornflakes Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson..p196 like aberrant cornflakes
Crochet Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson..p168 periwinkle and white crocheted afghan
Dearth
Dentist's chair
Drakes
Embarcation
Ennui
Epitome The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams..chap 6 This is the epitome of uncomfortable
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Grammar Let Trump Be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey R. Lewandowski..chap4 in grammar school
Harbinger Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen chap1 serve as a harbinger
Harvey Girl
Hibachi It Happens in the Hamptons by Holly Peterson 3/6/18..chap36 smoldering hibachis
Hole in a pocket
Indefatigable Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe 1/9/18 p234 her once indefatigable hardness was gone
Kiwi Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson..p8 juicy green kiwi
Manic Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle chap33 Eric's manic chauffeur
Marsh gas
Nebula
Niche Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra..p4 the next niche market
Partridge
Pencil Sharpener
Pithy Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith..chap1 a pithy response
Placebo Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke 3/9/18 chap20 you feed them a placebo
Porcupine A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman 4/2/18..chap 18 rabbits, porcupines and small rodents
Sauerkraut Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke 3/9/18..chap16 finely chopped sauerkraut
Scree
Seer-sucker It Happens in the Hamptons by Holly Peterson 3/6/18..chap31 not some seersucker blazer
Sesame Seed Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson..p147 poppy and sesame seeds
Sous Vide
Spats Daily Guideposts 2018: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional..p76 as spats often do
Superfluous A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman 4/2/18..chap 17 in each superfluous molar
Shattered Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen Beach House for Rent (Beach House #4) by Mary Alice Monroe Dying for Chocolate (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #2) by Diane Mott Davidson Murder at the Kennedy Center (Capital Crimes, #9) by Margaret Truman Gluten for Punishment (A Baker's Treat, #1) by Nancy J. Parra Billionaire Blend (Coffeehouse Mystery, #13) by Cleo Coyle The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams It Happens in the Hamptons by Holly Peterson Daily Guideposts 2018 A Spirit-Lifting Devotional by Guideposts Cream Puff Murder (Hannah Swensen, #11) by Joanne Fluke Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #7) by Alexander McCall Smith A Thief of Time (Leaphorn & Chee, #8) by Tony Hillerman Let Trump Be Trump The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency by Corey R. Lewandowski


message 7: by Book Concierge (last edited Mar 06, 2020 04:31PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments SEMI-ANNUAL *hard* Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Jan18 / Ends: 30June18


39 / 40 words found
29 books read

Killers of the Flower Moon The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann Killers of the Flower Moon ✔ – 08Jan18
Epitome - pg 92 - "…him the epitome of a …"
Indefatigable - pg 294 - "…an indefatigable reporter…"
Porcupine - pg 245 - "…feathers, porcupine quills…"

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Commonwealth ✔ – 12Jan18
Cornflakes - pg 168 - "…bowls of cornflakes covered…"

Cotton by Christopher Wilson Cotton ✔ – 13Jan18
Grammar - pg 68 - "…and his grammar isn't right."
Manic - pg 135 - "…in turns, manic and …"

Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly Hidden Figures ✔ – 18Jan18
Accordion - pg 117 - "…ballerina-length, accordion-pleated…"
Anachronism - pg 166 - "…had become an anachronism."

The Longest Night by Andria Williams The Longest Night ✔ – 25Jan18
Partridge - pg 107 - "…string of partridges one…"
Pithy - pg 198 - "Each flat, pithy sentence …"
Placebo - pg 221 - "…handing out placebos!"

Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach Packing for Mars ✔ – 26Jan18
Niche - pg 56 - "…or ecological niche, but…"
Spats - pg 44 - "…made no mention of spats or …"

The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe The Butterfly's Daughter ✔ – 01Feb18
Cistern - pg 57 - "…laundry at a cistern, and…"
Crochet - pg 18 - "…her black crocheted shawl."

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy Autobiography of a Face ✔ – 05Feb18
Dentist's chair - pg 143 - "…dreadful dentist's chair."
Harbinger - pg 32 - "…the harbinger of the…"

The First Deadly Sin (Deadly Sins, #2) by Lawrence Sanders The First Deadly Sin ✔ – 09Feb18
Burlesque - pg 168 - "..were a burlesque, a spoof…"
Chamois - pg 396 - "…in a thin chamois case."

A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) by Ellis Peters A Morbid Taste for Bones ✔ – 12Feb18
Attenuate - pg 6 - "…tall, attenuated and …"

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Big Little Lies ✔ – 13Feb18
Superfluous - pg 258 - "…a husband seemed superfluous."

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk My Name Is Red ✔ – 03Mar18
Dearth - pg 255 - "…at the dearth of …

Night at the Fiestas Stories by Kirstin Valdez Quade Night at the Fiestas ✔ – 05Mar18
Carpet Bag - pg 16 - "…carrying the carpetbag she…"

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Homegoing ✔ – 07Mar18
Kiwi - pg 184 - "…Nyame kiwi dom Ennee…"

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver Animal, Vegetable, Miracle ✔ – 11Mar18
Sauerkraut - pg 151 - "…onions, sauerkraut, and maple…"

Cork Dork A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker Cork Dork ✔ – 22Mar18
Sous Vide - pg 142 - "…and his sous-vide machine."

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb Kissing in America ✔ - 27Mar18
Drakes - pg 58 - "…with Francis Drake and…"

One Of Us Is Wrong (Sam Holt, #1) by Donald E. Westlake One Of Us Is Wrong ✔ - 29Mar18
Pencil sharpener - pg 59 - "…electric pencil sharpener, a madly…"

Rainwater by Sandra Brown Rainwater ✔ – 29Apr18
Seer-sucker - pg 10 - "…Kincaid's seersucker suit and..."

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Little Fires Everywhere ✔ – 17May18
Carpet shampooer - pg 51 - "…to have the carpet steamed."
Sesame Seed - pg 36 - "…picking sesame seeds off a …"

City of Bones (Harry Bosch, #8; Harry Bosch Universe, #10) by Michael Connelly City of Bones ✔ – 22May1
Hole in a pocket - pg 10 - "…worn a hole in the lining …into the pocket and then all …"

Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian Trans-Sister Radio ✔ – 06June18
Hibachi - Pg 29 - "…to fire up the hibachi."

The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano The Girl She Used to Be ✔ – 15June18
Ennui - Pg 28 - "…subtle weight of ennui to…"

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill Someone Knows My Name ✔ - 19July18
Embarkation - pg 470 - "…my arrivals and embarkations."

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon The Fiery Cross ✔ – 22July18
Scree - pg 275 - "…through the scree."

The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson The Dog Who Saved Me ✔ - 04Apr19
Marsh gas - pg 34 - "...coyote, swamp gas, rising mist..."

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende The House of the Spirits ✔ - 03Jun19
Nebula - pg 288 - "...floating in a nebula, without..."

The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng The Gift of Rain ✔ - 06Mar20
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI) - pg 421 - "...nothing to pack except my white gi and black..."



Still Looking For
Harvey Girl


message 8: by Brigia (last edited Jun 29, 2018 08:42AM) (new)

Brigia | 95 comments Bi-Annual Scavenger Hunt
Completed: 31/40 words


Accordion
Anachronism (occurrence): Solang die Welt noch schläft (02/27/18)
The book “Der Radfahrsport in Bild und Wort” is mentioned in 1891, but was really published in 1897.
Attenuate: Truth in the Dark (05/05/18)
“Every day is an attenuated hell…” loc. 2622
Burlesque
Carpet Bag: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (04/04)
“Sure enough there’s an old carpet bag in the corner…” p 482
Carpet shampooer
-> closest I could find: "carpet cleaner": Remember Me?
“About ten years ago the maintenance department started producing a carpet cleaner…” p 123 (06/18)
Chamois: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (03/25/18)
“Chamois was trialled, but found too absorbent…” loc. 1378
Cistern: I Capture the Castle (04/19)
“There is a bubbling noise in the cistern which means that Stephen is pumping.” P 37
Cornflakes: Wherever You Go (01/06/18)
“Crappy, cheap frosted cornflakes.” Page 59
Crochet: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (03/25/18)
“She’d taken up crochet…” loc. 3712
Dearth: Fair Play (02/18/18)
“As I am currently experiencing a dearth of entertainment possibilities…” loc. 1944
Dentist's chair: Divergent (05/01)
“In the center of the room is a reclined chair, like a dentist’s…” p 11
Drakes: Deathly Still (06/01)
“I’ve only met the lesser ones, of course – the ice drakes and such.” Loc. 1103
Embarcation: ePistols at Dawn (04/15/18)
“Kelly shot Will the finger from the embarkation steps.” P 93
Ennui: Among the Living (01/30/18)
“…I took in her wooziness and her general ennui…” page 59
Epitome: Mind Magic (01/01/18)
“The inside of Cormac’s home was the epitome of class and money.” Loc. 1895
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Grammar: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (01/06/18)
“Many people had turned out for the exhibit, including a grammar school class…” page 129
Harbinger: Fish and Ghosts (01/07/18)
“…a silent harbinger of common sense and doom.” Loc. 1482
Harvey Girl
Hibachi
Hole in a pocket: Autoboyography (01/05/18)
“The USB drive burns a hole in his pocket.” Loc. 3784
Indefatigable: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (03/25/18)
“He was indefatigable…” loc. 300
Kiwi: Autoboyography (01/05/18)
“…water, milk, strawberry kiwi Shasta, and even worse, root beer.” Loc. 1823
Manic: Autoboyography (01/05/18)
“…literally shaking with the same manic hunger…” loc. 1532
Marsh gas
Nebula: American Gods (02/13/18)
“…he saw a jeweled spider as high as a horse, its eyes an emerald nebula…” page 144
Niche: All Creatures Great and Small (01/21/18)
“…headed for our own particular niche in Yorkshire…” 158
Partridge: The Wild Hunt (04/12)
“…the desperate flight of a round-bodied partridge.” P 3101
Pencil Sharpener
Pithy: Almost A Bride (02/04/18)
“…she’d be there, ready with a pithy comment…” loc. 822
Placebo: Freckles (01/25/18)
“…he could deal with a germ-killing placebo…” page 28
Porcupine: American Gods (02/13/18)
“He made love to Porcupine Woman…” page 556
Sauerkraut: Dirty Mind (01/13/18)
“…some grease-soaked sauerkraut landed on my Borussia Dortmund jersey.” Loc. 632
Scree: The Woman in the Window (03/05/18)
“…nothing to seize, not a weed or a branch…-just soil and scree..” page 278
Seer-sucker: Crazy Rich Asians (06/06/18)
“Oliver, who was nattily dressed in a cream-colored seersucker suit…” loc. 4860
Sesame Seed: Little Fires Everywhere (02/23/18)
“…picking sesame seeds off a bagel.” Loc. 538
Sous Vide
Spats: Fish and Ghosts (01/17/18)
“It was a bad time for the children to have a spat.” Loc. 1143
Superfluous: The Art of Travel (01/12/18)
“…make the effort of acquiring that knowledge seem superfluous.” Page 220


message 9: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Barbara ★ wrote: "Clarification please.

What is this?
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)"


From the Oxford dictionaries:
gi: Loose, white jacket worn in judo


message 10: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (last edited Jan 01, 2018 11:35AM) (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Barbara ★ wrote: "Clarification please.

What is this?
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)"


A 'gi' is the full uniform of a martial artist.

"a lightweight, two-piece, usually white garment worn by barefooted martial-arts participants, consisting of loose-fitting pants and a wraparound jacket with cloth belt."


message 11: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (last edited Oct 28, 2019 01:49PM) (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Jan - June
Hard SH 1

Dearth
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Sous Vide

FOUND
(view spoiler)


message 12: by Karen ♐ (last edited Feb 01, 2018 08:32PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 1784 comments Semi-Annual Hard Scavenger Hunt I
Duration: January 1 - June 30, 2018
13/40


Accordion
Anachronism (word or occurrence)
Attenuate
Burlesque - Loc 895 - especially pleased with the new burlesque show - Claimed Stacey Kennedy - 1/10
Carpet Bag - Loc 3907 - William took her carpet bag from her - Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
Carpet shampooer
Chamois - Pg 281 - the convertible sat under its chamois cover - Shattered Helen Hardt - 1/8
Cistern
Cornflakes
Crochet
Dearth
Dentist's chair
Drakes
Embarkation
Ennui - Loc 3209 - If you cannot set this ennui aside - Nothing on Earth & Nothing in Heaven Susan Fanetti - 1/23
Epitome - Loc 2651 - conceals enough to be the epitome - Defiant Queen Meghan March - 1/6
Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)
Grammar - Pg 292 - black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek - Shattered Helen Hardt - 1/8
Harbinger - Pg 317 - had indeed been only a harbinger of this - Dancing on Coals Ellen O'Connell - 1/14
Harvey Girl
Hibachi - Pg 35 - made reservations at the Japanese hibachi steakhouse - Shattered Helen Hardt - 1/8
Hole in a pocket - Pg 145 - was burning a hole in her pocket - Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
Indefatigable
Kiwi
Manic - Pg 246 - She'd never forget the manic drive - Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
Marsh gas
Nebula - Loc 874 - hanging around it like a nebula - Unteachable Elliot Wake - 1/30
Niche
Partridge
Pencil Sharpener
Pithy
Placebo
Porcupine - Pg 260 - been as prickly as a porcupine - Envy Sandra Brown - 1/24
Sauerkraut
Scree
Seer-sucker
Sesame Seed
Sous Vide
Spats - Pg 173 - Little spats now and then - Memory in Death J.D. Robb - 1/12
Superfluous


message 13: by ⚜️Trea, Operations Manager (new)

⚜️Trea (duskrider3740) | 4390 comments Mod
Deb and participants:
Since this Scavenger Hunt is going to run for 6 months, and is placed in the Semi-Annual Folder, it should be labeled SEMI annual, not BI annual. I've changed the name for this thread, but wanted to let you know for the future threads, so that it doesn't confuse folks.


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Deb ...

Will you take "chammy" in place of "chamois"?
The character is talking about hand-washing a car and he references "chammy the windows"

I had to laugh when I saw that, because when I was a little girl and my Daddy used his chamois cloth to wash the car I thought it was spelled "chammy"!


message 15: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Deb ...

Will you take "chammy" in place of "chamois"?
The character is talking about hand-washing a car and he references "chammy the windows"

I had to laugh when I saw that, because when I was ..."

That is hilarious! So long as they're referring either to the animal or the 'cloth' used when washing a car, I'll accept it.


message 16: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 31, 2018 07:31PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Will you take "embarked" for "embarcation / embarkation"?


message 17: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Will you take "embarked" for "embarcation / embarkation"?"

I'm looking for the full word for these, sorry.


message 18: by Brigia (new)

Brigia | 95 comments Has anybody read American Gods? I'm thinking that many anachronisms are in there, but I'm unsure if it would count since it's Fantasy...


message 19: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Brigia wrote: "Has anybody read American Gods? I'm thinking that many anachronisms are in there, but I'm unsure if it would count since it's Fantasy..."

I actually had fantasy/sci-fi in mind when I added that. (i.e. time travel). At least, I was hoping it would be a fantasy or sci-fi...I have read books where the author put something in out of its time. (book set in early 1800's and a guy referred to a woman as his own personal Florence Nightengale)


message 20: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Twice now I've found references to someone "sharpening her pencil" but never to an actual "pencil sharpener"!


message 21: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Okay will you take this for PENCIL SHARPENER
"...boy sharpen his pencil, something terribly heartbreaking in the way he struggled to turn the handle."

First time I've seen any reference to WHAT they are using to sharpen their pencils - jackknife? axe? their teeth? ARRRGH


message 22: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Okay will you take this for PENCIL SHARPENER
"...boy sharpen his pencil, something terribly heartbreaking in the way he struggled to turn the handle."

"


Good job! That one I would absolutely take, since it refers to the action of sharpening the pencil as well as the tool used to do it.

If someone were using a knife or their teeth to sharpen a pencil, I'd take that too - as long as the action was clear that it was being used to sharpen said pencil.


message 23: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments So ... I find reference to having the carpet steamed" .... but no specific phrase of "carpet shampooer"

Will you take this?


message 24: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "So ... I find reference to having the carpet steamed" .... but no specific phrase of "carpet shampooer"

Will you take this?"

I will definitely take that! I know that many of these are REALLY hard, and personally, think that fits the bill nicely for 'close enough'. :-)


message 25: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments THANKS!


message 26: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
The Next Hard Scavenger Hunt Challenge is posted and ready to go for July 1! You should find it a bit easier than this one (but hopefully not TOO easy). :-)


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Denise | 658 comments FINISHED

January 1 - June 30, 2018.

Accordion - “She balanced six fat accordion-styled folders…” p. 450 Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18

Anachronism (word or occurrence) Iin this case occurrence) “”warns us against being anachronistic, in thinking that we today, can understand what it was like to live in an occupied city in the 1940s. p.285 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Attenuate “…every attempt was made by the Nazis to attenuate international anxiety…” p 132 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Burlesque - “Burlesque is crying for you.” P. 33 The Heckler by Ed McBain 3.14.18

Carpet Bag-“…steam trunk, an old suitcase and a carpetbag she recognized.” P. 282 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4.9.18

Carpet shampooer-“What I found instead was a toy-sized Bissell rug-shampooer……and bottles and bottles of carpet shampoo.” P. 112 Q's Legacy: A Delightful Account of a Lifelong Love Affair with Booksby Helen Hanff 6..27.18

Chamois–“At the last, we take a chamois leather…” p. 266 The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato 4.4.18

Cistern--“…filled buckets and pots with water from the cistern…” p. 119 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4.9.18

Cornflakes-“…he’s got a crate of Corn Flakes boxes he’s stolen out of the back of a supermarket…” p. 213 Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 3.18.18

Crochet - swathed in a crocheted shawl of many years.” P. 288 Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18

Dearth “…persistent dearth of food and heat…” p. 179 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Dentist's chair

Drakes-“And the money was tied up all right – no playing ducks and drakes with it.” P.43 Poison in the Pen by Patricia Wentworth 4.10.18

Embarkation-“In Hamburg and Bremen, they awaited embarkation in locked quarantine.” P. 273 The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch 1743-1933 by Amos Elon 3.9.18

Ennui “…identified as a sort of ennui.” P. 164When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18


Epitome-“…they were the epitome of grace…” p. 289 The Gate Keeperby Charles Todd 3.7.18

Gi (the MA uniform - not GI)

Grammar - “first grade in grammar school…” p. 90 Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka 1.1.18

Harbinger “…doorbell was no longer a harbinger for pleasant visits…” p. 256 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Harvey Girl
Hibachi

Hole in a pocket “…mended the holes in Martin’s pockets…” p. 139 The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck 4.9.18

“Serge Klarsfeld the indefatigable historian,…” p. 248When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom 1.14.18

Kiwi-“I know Kiwis are New Zealanders…” p. 38 The White Ghost by James Benn 3.17.18

Manic - “Wehrmacht, under the manic control of a deeply paranoid Adolf Hitler…” p. 310 When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald Rosbottom1.14.18

Marsh gas

Nebula-“…like receding nebulae in the haze of the starry heavens.” P. 265 The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley 2.22.18

Niche--“…decided they’d fill a niche in the London scene…” p. 155 Piece of My Heartby Peter Robinson 3.11.18

Partridge “A snipe, a rail, a cock pheasant, a partridge.” P. 322 Flykiller by J. Robert Janes 1.27.18

Pencil Sharpener-“one contained a pencil, a sharpener and a key…” p. 251 My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 4.12.18

Pithy “…always come up with a pithy saying.” P. 292 The White Ghost by James Benn 3.17.18

Placebo

Porcupine- “the baboon cage at the Paris zoo…” p. 218 The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 2.21.18

Sauerkraut “…with a side of sauerkraut…” p. 22 Y is for Yesterdayby Sue Grafton 1.18.18

Scree - “…a scree of sand and boulders…” p. 94 The Monkey's Wrenchby Primo Levi 1.16.18

Seer-sucker - “This morning he was wearing a blue seersucker suit…” p. 23 See Them Die by Ed McBain 3.17.18

Sesame Seed - “make a salad of pointed cabbage and sesame seeds…” p. 342 The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen 5.7.18

Sous Vide

Spats-“You meddle in spats between powerful barons…” p. 398 Murder on High Holborn by Susanna Gregory 2.17.18

Superfluous “…gardening gloves were superfluous…” p. 14 Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton 1.18.18


message 28: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update Message # 7 - 34 of 40 words found!

I've also found "scree" ... but won't have this book finished until sometime next month (One of the Outlander series L*O*N*G books ... 55 hours on audio!)

As for "embarkation" ... I've found "embarked" several times and even came across "debarkation" .... but not the exact word.


message 29: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:25AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update Message # 7 - 36 of 40 words found.

And I'm calling this one DONE.


message 30: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update Message # 7 - Another word found ...
I had said I was finished with this one ... but "swamp gas" just jumped off the page at me! LOL


message 31: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update message # 7 - I found 'nebula'


The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende The House of the Spirits ✔ - 03Jun19
Nebula - pg 288 - "...floating in a nebula, without..."


message 32: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2348 comments Update Message # 7 - I found gi!!!!


message 33: by Deb, Acquisitions Foreman (new)

Deb (chiana) | 523 comments Mod
Book Concierge wrote: "Update Message # 7 - I found gi!!!!"

Yay!!! You're the first to find that one. :-)


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