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message 1: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Jan 06, 2018 11:04AM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Zodiac Challenge started 01/02/2018

Challenge Details
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Reporting Thread
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Reporting format

1. Challenge Progress: Identify where you are in the challenge – Badge 1, book 1 (2, 3, 4, etc.)
2. Task – List Zodiac Sign and Category
3. Link to book read. If the cover is part of the task, link the cover of the edition you read as well.
4. If not obvious, state how the book fits the criteria.
5. Specifications required in the task. Some tasks require that you report specific thing. IE – a) The “twins” task is to read a book that has two different titles. You are required to link the alternative title. b) If a task requires that you read a book from a Listopia, you need to identify which page number it was on so that it can be verified.

Requesting a badge:
When you finish a badge requirement, you will need to post in the Year Long Reporting Thread as follows:
Badge Requesting (One, Two, Three or Four)
1. Aries, Category, Title
2. Taurus, Category, Title
3.
4…… continuing to 12


message 2: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Sep 14, 2018 11:48AM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Months:
For each zodiac sign, read a book that is set at least 50% during the specified month, OR the specified month is in the title. Note: Exact words are required.

Aries – March
Taurus - April
Gemini – May
Cancer - June
Leo - July
Virgo - August
Libra - September
Scorpio - October
Sagittarius - November
Capricorn - December
Aquarius - January
Pisces – February


message 3: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Feb 28, 2018 08:09PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Symbols:
Aries – Ram
- Dodge, a North American vehicle manufacturer, makes a model of truck called “Ram”. Read a book where a truck is on the cover, or the protagonist drives a truck.

Taurus – Bull
- Read a book from this list: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1..., OR where “western” is listed on the main book page as a main genre. In your personal thread report, list the page number where the book is found if it was selected from the list.

Gemini – Twins His Majesty's Dragon (US title and one read), Temeraire: In the Service of the King (UK title)
- Read a book that has more than one title. For example, we recently read The Warded Man/The Painted Man. In your personal thread report, link both titles with the edition you read linked first.

Cancer – Crab
- These are the names of common crab varieties: Coconut, Hermit, Horseshoe, King, Japanese Spider, Dungeness, Rock, Snow, Blue, or Fiddler Crab. Read a book with any of those words (other than “crab”) in the title. I’ll get crabby if you try to sneak “Crab” in. Plurals are accepted.

Leo – Lion The Sultan's Wife
- Read a book that is set entirely in Africa.

Virgo – Maiden Winter
- Read a book where the protagonist is a girl or young woman under the age of 20 and is unmarried.

Libra – Scales
- The scales of justice: Read a legal thriller using this Genre page as a tool https://www.goodreads.com/genres/lega.... Explain how your book fits this genre.

Scorpio – Scorpion A Beautiful Poison
- When I think of scorpions, I think of poison. Read a book that has “Poison” in the title (may be imbedded in other words like poisoner, poisonwood, poisoning), OR contains the name of a poison (arsenic, oleander, etc) in the title, OR has a bottle of poison on the cover. If using a name of a poison, please provide link to definition that it is a poison in your personal thread report.

Sagittarius – Archer
- We grew up on John Wayne and cowboys and Indians shooting bows and arrows. It was a pretty skewed form of tv and movie entertainment. There are a lot of great Native American authors and fiction available today to set things right. Read a book that is written by a Native American author or about Native American culture.

Capricorn – Goat
- Do you ever hear the tale of The Three Billy Goat Gruff? It’s a Norwegian Folk Tale. http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0122e.h.... Read a book that is shelved as Scandinavian Literature using this genre page as a tool: https://www.goodreads.com/genres/scan.... Explain how your book fits this genre.

Aquarius – Water-bearer The Curse of Tenth Grave
- Read a book that has an urn, jug, or other vessel used for holding water on the cover. (Glasses, cups, mugs are accepted).

Pisces – fish
- Time to go fishing! Read a book set near or on a lake or river, OR the words Lake or River are in the title, or is the author’s name. If going for title or author, the words must be exact. Plurals will be accepted.


message 4: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Oct 09, 2018 07:04PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Elements:

Aries – Fire The Queen of the Tearling The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen
- Read a book where 70% of the cover is red.

Taurus – Earth Sky in the Deep Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
- Read a book where 70% of the cover is black.

Gemini – Air Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
- Read a book where 70% of the cover is white.

Cancer – Water Wonder Wonder (Wonder, #1) by R.J. Palacio
- Read a book where 70% of the cover is blue.

Leo – Fire --Magic Rises Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews --completed 3/24/18
- Read a book with a significant amount of fire on the cover.

Virgo – Earth Children of Time Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
- Read a book with an Earth-like planet on the cover.

Libra – Air Beneath a Scarlet Sky Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
- Read a book with a significant amount of clouds on the cover.

Scorpio – Water Hurricane Force Hurricane Force (Miss Fortune Mystery #7) by Jana Deleon
- Read a book with a significant amount of water on the cover.

Sagittarius – Fire Born in Fire
- Read a book with “Fire” in the title. Exact word.

Capricorn – Earth The Pillars of the Earth
- Read a book with “Earth” in the title. Exact word.

Aquarius – Air When Breath Becomes Air
- Read a book with “Air” in the title. Exact word.

Pisces – Water Into the Water
- Read a book with “Water” in the title. Exact word.


message 5: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Oct 09, 2018 07:17PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments North American Zodiac:

Aries – Falcon
- Falconry is a sport that was widely practiced throughout the world and throughout the ages. It was believed to have started in Mesopotamia. Read a book set primarily in Iraq, Syria, or Turkey.

Taurus – Beaver The Shadowy Horses
- The beaver is Canada’s national symbol. Read a book where the majority of it is set in Canada, or written by a Canadian author.

Gemini – Deer Lachlan
- Whenever I think of deer, I remember my trip to Scotland and the beautiful Red Deer there. Read a book where the majority of it is set in Scotland, or written by a Scottish author.

Cancer – Woodpecker
- The greatest diversity of Woodpeckers is found in South America. Read a book set primarily in a South American country, or by a South American author.

Leo – Salmon
- Salmon are native to North America tributaries that run into the Pacific Ocean. Read a book that is set in the Pacific Northwest (Canada or United States).

Virgo – Bear Red Sparrow
- The Polar Bear is native to the Arctic Circle. Read a book where the majority of it is set in Russia, or written by a Russian author.

Libra – Raven Wives Of War
- I found an extinct specifies of raven – the New Zealand Raven which was native to both the South and North Island, but has been extinct since the 16th century. Read a book that is set primarily in New Zealand or is written by a New Zealand author.

Scorpio – Snake The Bat
- Australia is home to some of the world’s most deadliest snakes. Read a book where the majority of it is set in Australia, or written by an Australian author.

Sagittarius – Owl
- From Wikipedia, “the modern West generally associates owls with wisdom. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athena, Athens' patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol”. Read a book where the majority of it is set in Greece or Crete, or written by a Greek author.

Capricorn – Snow Goose
- Snow Geese migrate every year to their winter grounds. I found an interactive map showing sightings of the geese. Concentrated areas appear to be Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Migrate like the birds and read a book set primarily in one of those areas.

Aquarius – Otter
- The Sea Otter is probably the most widely known otter with their cute antics. The European Otter is less well known and are found, needless to say, in Europe. Unfortunately, the population has been wiped out of Switzerland and the Netherlands years ago. Read a book set primarily in Switzerland or the Netherlands, or by Swiss or Dutch authors.

Pisces – Wolf
- Wolves were extinct from Yellowstone National Park and it was negatively affecting the ecosystem to the area. Wolves from Alberta were successfully relocated to the parks, restoring the balance. It’s really an amazing story. Read a book set primarily in Alberta, Montana, Idaho, or Wyoming.


message 6: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Sep 03, 2018 03:44PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Stone:

Aries – Opal 1776
- A famous opal called “The Burning of Troy” was owned by the Empress Josephine, first wife of Napoleon I. Read a book set between 1750 and 1850.

Taurus – Jasper The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History --completed 9/3/2018
- Jasper is a very healing stone. It is thought to promote healing during illness or hospitalization. Read a book where illness (mental, emotional or physical) is a major theme.

Gemini – Agate The Selection The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
- Agate is an excellent material for cameos as the contrast between the different layers is used to heighten the relief. Read a book with a face in profile on the cover. An actual cameo on the cover will be accepted.

Cancer – Rose Quartz Bellamy and The Brute
- Read a book with a rose(s) on the cover, or the cover is 75% pink in colour.

Leo – Carnelian
- Over 4500 years ago, Egyptians were making Carnelian jewelry. Read a book set in Ancient Egypt.

Virgo – Amethyst The Invasion of the Tearling
- The deep purple colour of amethyst is the colour of royalty. Read a book where the main character is a king, queen, prince, or princess.

Libra – Azurite
- Painters used to add Azurite to their paint for it’s brilliant colour. It is used as a colour base in some paints. Read a book set in the Renaissance period from 1400 – 1700.

Scorpio – Copper Magic Strikes Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews
- Copper is a metal, not a stone. Read a book with a metal weapon or tool on the cover.

Sagittarius – Obsidian Blood Orchids
- Obsidian is formed when molten lava cools very quickly. The chain of islands that make up Hawaii were formed from undersea volcano eruptions. Read a book set in Hawaii.

Capricorn – Quartz A Twist in Time
- Quartz crystals have been used in clock and watch making since the early 1920’s. Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a genre.

Aquarius – Turquoise Magic Burns
- The Navajos believe the blue stones are magical pieces that fall from the sky. Read a book where the main theme is magic.

Pisces – Jade
- How can you talk about Jade without talking about China? Read a book set in China.


message 7: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Sep 14, 2018 11:58AM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Superheroes:

Aries – Ares The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
- Ares’ team affiliation is the Olympians. Read a book shelved as mythology, or has the word “God” in the title. Plurals are accepted.

Taurus – Rhino
- Rhino’s alignment is “bad”. Read a book with Villain in the title. Series titles are included for this task.

Gemini – Copycat Ready Player One
- Copycat is a mutant from the X-men. Read a book from the dystopian genre, or set in the future. The word “Dystopian” needs to be listed as a genre on the main book page.

Cancer – Sandman Alice
- I know it’s not the same Sandman, but I was always warned that if I didn’t go to sleep, the Sandman would come. Read a book in the horror genre. The word “Horror” needs to be listed on the main book page.

Leo – Kraven the Hunter Britt-Marie Was Here
- One of Kraven’s powers is longevity. Read a book where the main character is over 60 years old.

Virgo – Rogue A Wizard of Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
- One of Rogue’s aliases is Anna Raven. Read a book with bird(s) on the cover OR the word “Raven” is in the title. Plurals are accepted.

Libra – Judge Dredd
- His first appearance was in 2000 AD No.2 (March 5, 1977). Read a book set between 1977 and 2000.

Scorpio – Anti-Venom Artemis
- Anti-Venom has no team affiliations. Read a book that is a stand-alone book in the Science Fiction genre. The genre must show on the main book page.

Sagittarius – Hawkeye Dear Mrs Bird
- Hawkeye will be in two new movies in 2018 – Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Read a new release in 2018, never previously published.

Capricorn – Cannonball
- The cannon was first invented in China as early as the 12th century. For this task, you must pick your battle – land or sea. Read a book about the American Civil War, or about the Napoleonic War.

Aquarius – Aquaman The Atlantis Gene
- Aquaman resides in Atlantis and his role is protector of the sea. Read a book with Atlantis or Poseidon in the title.

Pisces – Siren The Siren
- In mythology, sirens lured sailors with their seductive music to shipwreck on their rocky shores. Other similar spirits are, banshee, harpy, kelpie, mermaid, nymph, and rusalka (had to add it in). Read a book with “siren” or one of the alternate names in the title.


message 8: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Mar 15, 2018 06:06PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Actors by Sign:

For each zodiac sign, select a movie the actor performed in.

Option 1: Read the book the movie was adapted from, or read another book with the same title. The movie doesn’t need to be an adaptation, but there needs to be a book by the same title. The titles need to match with no extraneous words in the book title. Subtitles are to be ignored. *Note - see clarification below.

Option 2: If the book is adapted, you may read another book written by the same author. This applies only to the adaptation.

Note: Selections are restricted to film (no tv or stage titles). If an actor is listed as producer or director for the film, the title will only be accepted if he/she also acted in the movie.

Aries – Tim Curry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Cur...--The Black Tulip (starred in The Three Musketeers, book by same author)

Taurus – Audrey Hepburn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audrey_...

Gemini – Johnny Depp: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_...

Cancer – Merle Streep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meryl_S...

Leo – Sean Penn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Pe...

Virgo – Anne Meara: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Me...

Libra – Viggo Mortenson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viggo_M...

Scorpio – Jodie Foster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodie_F...

Sagittarius – Ralph Fiennes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_F...

Capricorn – Sissy Spacek: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sissy_S...

Aquarius – John Hurt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

Pisces – Glenn Close: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_C...


message 9: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Oct 09, 2018 07:22PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1: Read 12 books (1 for each sign)

1. Aries (symbol)--The Queen of the Tearling The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen --completed 1/20/18
2. Taurus (stone)--book:The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History-completed 9/3/18
3. Gemini (stone)--The Selection The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass --completed 3/11/18
4. Cancer (element)--Wonder Wonder (Wonder, #1) by R.J. Palacio --completed 02/11/18
5. Leo (symbol)--The Sultan's Wife--completed 1/28/2018
6. Virgo (symbol)--Winter--completed 1/17/18
7. Libra (NA zodiac)--Wives Of War--completed 2/17/18
8. Scorpio (symbol)--A Beautiful Poison--completed 2/4/18
9. Sagitarrius (stons)--Blood Orchids--completed 04/27/18
10. Capricorn (stone)--A Twist in Time--completed 3/10/18
11. Aquarius (symbol)--The Curse of Tenth Grave The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones --completed 2/4/18
12. Pisces(superhero)--The Siren--completed 1/19/18

Badge #2--Read 2 books for each sign (24 books)

1. Aries
(1) Stone--1776--completed 03/01/2018
(2)
2. Taurus
(1) NA Zodiac--The Shadowy Horses--completed 9/13/2018
(2) Element--Sky in the Deep Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young --completed 9/16/2018
3. Gemini
(1)Superhero--Ready Player One--completed 6/21/18
(2) NA Zodiac--Lachlan--completed 9/22/2018
4. Cancer
(1)Superhero-- Alice--completed 2/14/18
(2)
5. Leo
(1) Superhero--Britt-Marie Was Here--completed 3/6/18
(2) Element--Magic Rises Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews --completed 3/24/18
6. Virgo
(1) Superhero--A Wizard of Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin --completed 3/9/18
(2) NA Zodiac--Red Sparrow--completed 4/27/18
7. Libra
(1)
(2)
8. Scorpio
(1) Stone-- Magic Strikes Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews --completed 3/1/18
(2) Element--Hurricane Force Hurricane Force (Miss Fortune Mystery #7) by Jana Deleon --completed 6/7/18
9. Sagittarius
(1) Superhero--Dear Mrs Bird--completed 9/14/2018
(2)
10. Capricorn
(1)
(2)
11. Aquarius
(1) Stone--Magic Burns--completed 02/23/2018
(2) Element--When Breath Becomes Air--completed 9/22/2018

12. Pisces
(1) Element-- Into the Water--completed 5/10/18
(2)

Badge #3
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
(1) Element--Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari --completed 10/9/2018
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
(1) Stone--The Invasion of the Tearling--completed 5/08/2018
Libra
Scorpio
(1) Superhero--Artemis--completed 9/12/2018
Sagittarius
(2) NA Zodiac--The Bat--completed 10/09/2018
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces


message 10: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18169 comments Good to see you joining us.


message 11: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Jan 20, 2018 07:43AM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #1

SIGN: Virgo – Maiden (Symbol)
BOOK: Winter (listened to Audio)
TASK:Protagonist is a girl or young woman under the age of 20 and is unmarried.


message 12: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments It's great that you've finished the first book.


message 13: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9283 comments Yay, Amanda!


message 14: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16851 comments First one done!


message 15: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #2

SIGN: Pisces--Siren (Superhero)
BOOK: The Siren (listened to audio)
TASK: Read a book with "siren" in the title


message 16: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #3

SIGN: Aries--Fire (Element)
BOOK: The Queen of the Tearling The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1) by Erika Johansen
TASK: 70% of book cover is red


message 17: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments I think this is the fastest I have ever started on a yearly challenge. I have been reading 1 book and listening to another on Audio so going through two books at a time. I am usually not an audio person, but have been enjoying listening during my commute and when I have to do computer work. I am really enjoying this challenge so far.


message 18: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments I'm glad you're enjoying the challenge, Amanda. I find that I prefer audiobooks now.


message 19: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16851 comments They make a huge difference to the amount you can read. Glad you're having fun!


message 20: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #4

Leo --Lion (symbol)
BOOK: The Sultan's Wife
TASK: Read a book that is set entirely in Africa --set in Morrocco


message 21: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #5

Aquarius – Water-bearer (symbol)
BOOK: The Curse of Tenth Grave The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones
TASK: Read a book that has an urn, jug, or other vessel used for holding water on the cover. (Glasses, cups, mugs are accepted).


message 22: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments I've read 11 of the series and am thinking I might stop there. I really enjoyed the series, but am tiring of it.


message 23: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Janice wrote: "I've read 11 of the series and am thinking I might stop there. I really enjoyed the series, but am tiring of it."

I agree. After the last one, I wasn't sure if I would continue. This happened to be available as an audiobook at my library and fit the challenge so I gave it a shot. However, it may be awhile before I read the next one if at all.


message 24: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #6

Scorpio – Scorpion (symbol)
BOOK: A Beautiful Poison A Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang
TASK: Read a book that has “Poison” in the title OR has a bottle of poison on the cover.


message 25: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Feb 11, 2018 06:34PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #7

Cancer – Water (Element)
Book: Wonder Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Task: Read a book where 70% of the cover is blue.


message 26: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments What did you think of it Mandy? I saw the movie and really enjoyed it.


message 27: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments I haven't seen the movie yet, but I loved the book. My 11 yo son actually read it first and talked about how much he liked it. It is definitely worth a read.


message 28: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Mar 05, 2018 05:18PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book #1

Cancer -- Superhero (Sandman)
Book: Alice
Task: Read a book in the horror genre


message 29: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Feb 18, 2018 08:45AM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #8

Libra – Raven (North American Zodiac)
Book: Wives Of War
Task: written by a New Zealand author.

Recap:
Badge 1: 8/12 books
Badge 2: 1/24 books


message 30: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Feb 28, 2018 07:58PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book #2

Aquarius – Turquoise (Stone)
Book: Magic Burns
Task: Read a book where the main theme is magic.


Recap:
Badge 1: 8/12 books
Badge 2: 2/24 books


message 31: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Mar 05, 2018 05:14PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge#2, Book #3

Aries – Opal (Stone)
Book: 1776
Task: Read a book set between 1750 and 1850.

Recap:
Badge 1: 8/12 books
Badge 2: 3/24 books


message 32: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Mar 05, 2018 05:20PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book #4

Scorpio – Copper (Stone)
Book: Magic Strikes Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews
Task: Read a book with a metal weapon or tool on the cover. (Woman on cover is holding a sword)

Recap:
Badge 1: 8/12 books
Badge 2: 4/24 books


message 33: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments How are you enjoying the series? Isn't there a new one coming out this year?


message 34: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments I am liking it. I read the first one for the twins challenge and have just kept going. I’m not sure about when the next book comes out. I haven’t caught up to the author yet.


message 35: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Mar 06, 2018 07:04PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments I really enjoy the series as well. The 10th book comes out this August.


message 36: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book #5

Leo – Kraven the Hunter (Superhero)
Book-- Britt-Marie Was Here
Task: - Read a book where the main character is over 60 years old.

Recap:
Badge 1: 8/12 books
Badge 2: 5/24 book


message 37: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book #6
Virgo – Rogue (Superhero)
Book: A Wizard of Earthsea A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin
Task: Read a book with bird(s) on the cover

Recap:
Badge 1: 8/12 books
Badge 2: 6/24


message 38: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments That worked out great for you. The cover of the edition I read didn't have a bird on it.


message 39: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Janice wrote: "That worked out great for you. The cover of the edition I read didn't have a bird on it."

It did work out. I actually had it as one of my options. The buddy read helped me get it of my TBR list.


message 40: by Amanda (Mandy) (last edited Mar 15, 2018 05:45PM) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #9

Capricorn – Quartz (stone)
Book: A Twist in Time
Task: Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a genre.

Recap:
Badge 1: 9/12 books
Badge 2: 6/24


message 41: by Mariab (new)

Mariab | 3059 comments Amanda (Mandy) wrote: "Badge #1, Book #9
Capricorn – Quartz (stone)
Book: A Twist in Time
Task: Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a genre."


How did you liked the Kendra books?


message 42: by Amanda (Mandy) (new)

Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Mariab wrote: "Amanda (Mandy) wrote: "Badge #1, Book #9
Capricorn – Quartz (stone)
Book: A Twist in Time
Task: Read a time-travel book. The words “Time Travel” must be on the main book page as a ..."


I like the series. I like the interesting spin on historical fictions. The first one was better to me. This one she spent a little too much time lamenting her situation. Also I wasn't as interested in the actual mystery. I still enjoyed it enough to read the next one when it comes out.


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Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #10

Gemini – Agate
Book: The Selection The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass
Task: Read a book with a face in profile on the cover. An actual cameo on the cover will be accepted.

Badge 1: 10/12 books
Badge 2: 6/24


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Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book #7

Leo – Fire (Element)
Book:
Magic Rises Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews
Task: Read a book with significant amount of fire on cover
Badge 1: 10/12
Badge 2: 7/24


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Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #1, Book #11

Sagittarius – Obsidian (Stone)
Book:
Obsidian Blood Orchids
Task: Read a book set in Hawaii.

Badge 1: 11/12 books
Badge 2: 7/24


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Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Badge #2, Book # 8

Virgo – Bear (NA Zodiac)
Book:
Red Sparrow
Task: Read a book where the majority of it is set in Russia, or written by a Russian author

Badge 1: 11/12
Badge 2: 8/24


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Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments Did you see the movie, Mandy? If so, how was the book in comparison?


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Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments I haven’t seen it yet. We didn’t make it to the theatre to see it so now we have to wait until it comes out to rent later this month. I am a bit nervous about the movie though. The book is pretty in depth so I have a feeling there will be a lot missing.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47880 comments The movie is quite violent. I don't know how it compares to the book.


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Amanda (Mandy) | 586 comments Janice wrote: "The movie is quite violent. I don't know how it compares to the book."

The book is pretty intense. Multiple fights and some torture so it is probably pretty comparable.


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