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message 1: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Feb 07, 2018 03:06PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 1. One from culinary [anything dealing with food]
Buffalo West Wing [White House Chef Mystery #4] – Julie Hyzy
January 1 – January 3, 2018
4 Stars


2. One from animal related [cats, dogs, birds, etc.]
Horse of a Different Killer [Call of the Wilde #3] – Laura Morrigan
January 29 - February 3, 2018
4 Stars


3. One from craft related [any kind of hobbies]
Button Holed [Button Box Mystery #1] – Kylie Logan
February 1 - February 4, 2018
2 Stars


4. One from paranormal [witches, vampires, etc.]
Of Grave Concern [Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery #1] - Max McCoy
January 3 - January 6, 2018
4 Stars


5. One from cozy mysteries based outside the US
Death of a Policeman [Hamish Macbeth #29] – M.C. Beaton
January 7 - January 11, 2018
4 Stars


6. One career-based cozy mystery [housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.]
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra – Vaseem Khan
[Baby Ganesh Agency Investigations #1]
February 4 - February 7, 2018
5 Stars


7. One holiday based [set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines]
Mistletoe Murder [Lucy Stone Mystery #1] – Leslie Meier
January 12 - January 15, 2018
1 Star


8. One travel mystery [character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.]
The Cracked Spine [Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1] – Paige Shelton
January 24 - January 29, 2018
4 Stars


9. One historical mystery [any mystery not set in the present]
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree [The Darling Dahlia’s #1] – Susan Wittig Albert
January 14 - January 17, 2018
4 Stars


10. One is your choice
A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die [Local Foods Mystery #1] – Edith Maxwell
January 22 - January 23, 2018
2 Stars



message 2: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 650 comments Mod
Welcome. Happy Reading.


message 3: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Thank You Britney!! :-)


Donna (weegraydog) (weegraydog) | 569 comments Have fun with your challenge, Dawn!


message 5: by Tonya (new)

Tonya De Lige | 122 comments I just bought The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree for my Historical choice also! Hope we enjoy it!!


message 6: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Tonya wrote: "I just bought The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree for my Historical choice also! Hope we enjoy it!!"

I got the new one from NetGalley without realizing there were SO many ahead of it, so there will be a lot of that series in my challenge and I sure hope that I like them!! LOL


message 7: by Betty (new)

Betty (bettylouise54) | 41 comments I have read several of the Darling Dahl is and enjoyed them. I recommend them.


message 8: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Betty wrote: "I have read several of the Darling Dahl is and enjoyed them. I recommend them."

That is good to know; thank you!! I am looking forward to reading them!


message 9: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 1. One from culinary [anything dealing with food]
Buffalo West Wing [White House Chef Mystery #4] – Julie Hyzy
January 1 – January 3, 2018
4 Stars


This was a very good read - I am really enjoying this series and I know I will be sad once it is completed.


message 10: by Dawn Michelle (last edited Jan 06, 2018 10:20PM) (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 4. One from paranormal [witches, vampires, etc.]
Of Grave Concern [Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery #1] - Max McCoy
January 3 - January 6, 2018
4 Stars


This ended up being a very good read; I was unimpressed with the beginning, but then it picked up and I really liked it.


message 11: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading.


message 12: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 this year so I have to start the year running. :-)
I will finish my third tonight. I just read really fast. Always have.


message 13: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 this year so I have to start the year running. :-)
I will finish my third tonight. I just read r..."



150!!!!! Wow 😮 that’s incredible yeah you are a really fast reader how do they keep your interest I mean if I lose interest I struggle to keep reading it.


message 14: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 this year so I have to start the year running. :-)
I will finish my third ..."


I do run into that from time to time and then I just power through it the best I can. I had several last year that did that and it was like torture to finish them [ I actually didn't finish 5 over the whole year]. Typically, with cozies, I read what I know and love already. I have been fortunate in getting new books, that I have loved those as well, but in that too, I have had several "crash and burn" books.
Thankfully, many of the authors that I read have longevity and so I can just read what I love and occasionally add new ones. I already have 100 planned out for this challenge and that is just the ones I own - I think there are only 5-8 that will come to library. Having a kindle is a dangerous thing. LOL


message 15: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 this year so I have to start the year running. :-)
I will f..."



I’m a bit eclectic when it comes to books I have a few ones which I have collected over the years but mine are mainly new authors. Yes I am now doing a lot more ebooks and audiobooks. I discovered Libby and BorrowBox great library apps and though they don’t have a lot of the authors I want they do have a lot of new ones. Which helps and also saved a heap of money.


message 16: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 this year so I have to start the year..."


I am in LOVE with OverDrive though our libraries; I drove almost 3 hours to a library in Pittsburgh so I could join that library and have even more ebooks open to me.
I use thriftbooks a lot and a lot of my newer books are because the first one was free on Amazon and I was able to get it then.
This year, myself and some of my friends are on a book-buying ban so libraries are going to be our very best friends. I am glad that I had so many already purchased or owned so I can read rather uninterrupted. :-)


message 17: by Joanne (last edited Jan 08, 2018 05:33PM) (new)

Joanne Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 this year so I have to..."


Yes I love overdrive but my iPad went so I had to use my phone and that’s Libby. That’s a great idea I should rejoin the state library here in Sydney I would or should have a huge selection than . Thanks 🙏 there are a few others I could join in the city and only a train ride away. Brilliant!! 👏👏👏👍👍👍

I’m trying to be on a book buying ban as well which I started last year it’s tough but I am determined to continue. Though I do love a book fair or even heading to an opportunity shop I think you call them there.


message 18: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

My goal is 150 ..."


We are banned from even book sales or used bookshops. It is going to be tough, but I have two bookcases FULL of books I have not read, so I must remain firm and read what I own.


message 19: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Joanne wrote: "Whoa 😯 how did you manage to two books already that’s great reading."

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Good luck look forward to seeing your list as the year goes on


message 20: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 5. One from cozy mysteries based outside the US
Death of a Policeman [Hamish Macbeth #29] – M.C. Beaton
January 7 - January 11, 2018
4 Stars



message 21: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Dawn Michelle wrote: "5. One from cozy mysteries based outside the US
Death of a Policeman [Hamish Macbeth #29] – M.C. Beaton
January 7 - January 11, 2018
4 Stars"



Love a good MC Beaton book 👍👍👍


message 22: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 7. One holiday based [set during any holiday - Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentines, etc.]
Mistletoe Murder [Lucy Stone Mystery #1] – Leslie Meier
January 12 - January 15, 2018
1 Star



message 23: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 9. One historical mystery [any mystery not set in the present]
The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree [The Darling Dahlia’s #1] – Susan Wittig Albert
January 14 - January 17, 2018
4 Stars



message 24: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 10. One is your choice
A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die [Local Foods Mystery #1] – Edith Maxwell
January 22 - January 23, 2018
2 Stars



message 25: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 8. One travel mystery [character could be on a cruise, touring another area, etc.]
The Cracked Spine [Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1] – Paige Shelton
January 24 - January 29, 2018
4 Stars



message 26: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 2. One from animal related [cats, dogs, birds, etc.]
Horse of a Different Killer [Call of the Wilde #3] – Laura Morrigan
January 29 - February 3, 2018
4 Stars



message 27: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 3. One from craft related [any kind of hobbies]
Button Holed [Button Box Mystery #1] – Kylie Logan
February 1 - February 4, 2018
2 Stars



message 28: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments 6. One career-based cozy mystery [housekeeping, wedding planner, etc.]
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra – Vaseem Khan
[Baby Ganesh Agency Investigations #1]
February 4 - February 7, 2018
5 Stars



message 29: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
:-)


message 30: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Dawn Michelle wrote: "Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
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Congrats!


message 31: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 313 comments Dawn Michelle wrote: "Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
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Nice! :)


message 32: by Tonya (new)

Tonya De Lige | 122 comments Dawn Michelle wrote: "Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
:-)"


WOW!! Very impressive! Nice job!


message 33: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Betsy wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
:-)"

Congrats!"


Thank you!!


message 34: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Katherine wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
:-)"

Nice! :)"


Thank you!!


message 35: by Dawn Michelle (new)

Dawn Michelle | 255 comments Tonya wrote: "Dawn Michelle wrote: "Level one is now complete!!
On to Level two!!!
:-)"

WOW!! Very impressive! Nice job!"


Thank you!!


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