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message 1: by Marte - Thunderella (last edited May 15, 2018 04:37PM) (new)

Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments description

Reading challenge 2018: 24 of 100 books -- bookshelf

Cover Challenge - 9/50

Cover Color Challenge - 10/15

A to Z challenge - 13/26

Bingo challenge - spreadsheet

Operation Challenge - current level: Physician assistant

Owned Books Challenge - Points: 655 -- spreadsheet


Cover Challenge Description: (view spoiler)

A book may only count once. Rereads are acceptable.


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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments description

Cover Challenge: 10/50

Levels:
1. Cover Librarian: Read 30 or more books.
2. Cover Catcher: Read 20-29 books.
3. Cover Spy: Read 15-19 books.

My covers:

1. Warrior Cover:
2. Highland Cover:
Throwing Stones (Glasgow Lads on Ice, #1) by Avery Cockburn 3. Sporty Cover:
4. Hot and Heavy Cover:
5. Bare-chested Cover:
6. Military Hero Cover:
7. Hero of Color Cover:
8. Dressed to the Nines Cover:
9. Dancing Machine Cover:
10. Rock Star Cover:
11. Flower Power Cover:
Dim Sum Asylum by Rhys Ford 12. Animal Kingdom Cover:
13. On the Beach Cover:
14. Kiss Cover:
15. Femme Fatale Cover:
16. Woman of Color Cover:
17. Sci-Fi Cover:
18. Food Paradise Cover:
19. Let There Be Light Cover:
20. Fast and the Furious Cover:
21. Regency Manners Cover:
22. Steampunk Aesthetic Cover:
23. Swashbuckling Cover:
24. Historical Gentleman or Lord Cover:
25. Black and White Cover:
26. Sword and Sorcery Cover:
27. To Protect and Serve Cover:
28. Kids R'Us Cover:
29. My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Cover:
30. Spooky Cover:
Archangel's Assassin by Barbara Elsborg 31. Supernatural Lover Cover:
Agent Bayne (PsyCop, #9) by Jordan Castillo Price 32. Secret Agent Cover:
Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher 33. The A Team Cover:
34. All That Glitters Cover:
35. Prize Fighter Cover:
Power Play by Cara Dee 36. Bearded Cover:
37. Chrome Dome Cover:
Manic Pixie Dream Boy (The Underdogs, #1) by K.A. Merikan 38. All Tatted Up Cover:
39. Beautiful Dress Cover:
All You Need Is Kill by Ryosuke Takeuchi All You Need is Kill, Vol. 2 by Ryosuke Takeuchi 40. Cartoon Cover:
Hostile Ground by L.A. Witt 41. World Tour Cover: Seattle
42. Fairy Tale Cover:
43. Variation of a Theme Cover:
44. Beauty in the Eye Cover:
45. Kooky Cover:
46. Four Seasons Cover:
47. Biker Boy or Babe Cover:
Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova 48. Au Natural Cover:
49. Bookaholic Cover:
50. Do Not Comprehend Cover:


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Cover Color Challenge - 14/15

This challenge requires you find books that have certain colors in their covers or in the title.


Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) by Abigail Roux Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) by Abigail Roux Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) by Abigail Roux Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run, #5) by Abigail Roux Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) by Abigail Roux 1. Read a book with "White" or any shade of white

Once Upon A Wolf (Wayward Wolves, #1) by Rhys Ford , Manic Pixie Dream Boy (The Underdogs, #1) by K.A. Merikan , Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova Deal Maker by Lily Morton Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Abigail Roux 2. Read a book with "Pink" or any shade of pink

All You Need Is Kill 2 by Ryosuke Takeuchi Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2) by K.A. Merikan 3. Read a book with "Red" or any shade of red

Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline Imperfect Match by Jordan Castillo Price The Martian by Andy Weir Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) by Abigail Roux 4. Read a book with "Orange" or any shade of orange

Mad Lizard Mambo (Kai Gracen, #2) by Rhys Ford 5. Read a book with "Yellow" or any shade of yellow

How to Wish Upon a Star (Howl at the Moon, #3) by Eli Easton How To Save a Life (Howl at the Moon, #4) by Eli Easton 6. Read a book with "Green" or any shade of green

7. Read a book with "Light Blue" or any shade of light blue

Archangel's Assassin by Barbara Elsborg All You Need Is Kill 1 by Ryosuke Takeuchi Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen, #1) by Rhys Ford Imago (Imago, #1) by N.R. Walker Imagines (Imago, #2) by N.R. Walker Evolved by N.R. Walker 8. Read a book with "Dark Blue" or any shade of dark blue

Out by Cara Dee The Magician Murders (The Art of Murder, #3) by Josh Lanyon 9. Read a book with "Purple" or any shade of purple

Red Dirt Heart Imago (Red Dirt #4.5, Imago #2.5) by N.R. Walker 10. Read a book with "Brown" or any shade of brown

Agent Bayne (PsyCop, #9) by Jordan Castillo Price Dine & Dash (Cut & Run, #5.5) by Abigail Roux 11. Read a book with "Black" or any shade of black

Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) by Abigail Roux 12. Read a book with a Metallic color in the cover (gold, silver, bronze etc)

Manic Pixie Dream Boy (The Underdogs, #1) by K.A. Merikan 13. Read a book with at least 5 colors on the cover.

Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen, #1) by Rhys Ford Red Dirt Heart Imago (Red Dirt #4.5, Imago #2.5) by N.R. Walker 14. Read a book with a color in the title of the book.

Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run, #6) by Abigail Roux 15. Read a book with a word describing colors in the title (rainbow, stripes, polka dots, etc...).

(original challenge at 2018 Reading Group.)


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A to Z challenge: 16/26

A - Archangel's Assassin (Jan) All You Need Is Kill 1 (Jan) Agent Bayne (Jan) Abercrombie Zombie (Apr) Armed & Dangerous (Mai)

B - Black Dog Blues (Mar)

C - Cut & Run (Mai)

D - Deal Maker (Feb) Dim Sum Asylum (Mar) Divide & Conquer (Mai)

E - Edge of Tomorrow (Jan) Epikrisepoesi (Jan) Evolved (Mai)

F - Fish & Chips (Mai)

G -

H - How to Wish Upon a Star (Apr) Hostile Ground (Apr) How To Save a Life (Apr)

I - Ink and Shadows (Mar), Imperfect Match (Mar) Imago (Apr) Imagines (Mai)

J - Just Here for the Pain (Mar)

K - Kneel, Mr. President (Jan)

L -

M - Manic Pixie Dream Boy (Mar) Mad Lizard Mambo (Mar) The Mermaid Murders (Apr) The Monet Murders (Apr) The Magician Murders (Apr) The Martian (Apr)

N -

O - Once Upon A Wolf (Feb), Out (Apr)

P - Power Play (Apr)

Q -

R - Ready Player One (Jan) Rule Breaker (Feb) Red Dirt Heart Imago (Mai)

S - Seven (Feb) Sticks & Stones (Mai)

T - Throwing Stones (Feb) Ten Mile Bottom (Mar)

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V -

W -

X -

Y -

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Bingo Challenge:
Books added in challenge: 40

Link to spreadsheet.


message 3: by Marte - Thunderella (last edited May 15, 2018 03:49PM) (new)

Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Operation Reading Challenge
Current level: Physician assistant


Challenge based on the game Operation where you remove body parts, that is to say reading books to "remove" the parts.
A book can be used three times.

Levels:
Medical student: 2 from each version
Resident: 3 to 4 from each version
Intern: 5 to 6 from each version
Physician assistant: 7 - 8 from each version
Doctor: 9 to 10 from each version
Specialist - if you remove (read) all the parts for a particular version


Classic
Adam's Apple - read the first book in a series Manic Pixie Dream Boy
Broken Heart - read a romance book Evolved
Wrenched Ankle - read a book where something gets repaired Rule Breaker
Spare Ribs - read a book with two or more brothers in the story Seven
Water on the Knee - read a book with water on the cover Ink and Shadows
Charley Horse - read a book with a cowboy/cowgirl/horse in it Red Dirt Heart Imago Stars & Stripes
Writer's Cramp - read a printed book (not an ebook) The Martian
The Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone - read a book where the MC lies Archangel's Assassin
Wish Bone - read a book from your TBR list Seven
Bread Basket - read a book where the MC bakes Out
--Butterflies in Stomach - read a thriller
--Funny Bone - read a humorous book

Shrek
Brain Freeze - read a book set during the wintertime Once Upon A Wolf
Ear Wax - read a book where the MC uses a candle Agent Bayne
Pain in the Butt - read a book with an annoying character in it Rule Breaker
Chest Cold - read a book where the chest is the focus of the cover Manic Pixie Dream Boy
Pixie Bites - read a book with a fairy/fae in it Archangel's Assassin
Slugs and Grubs - read a book with a garden
Green Thumb - read a book with a mostly green cover How To Save a Life
Mud Flaps - read a book with a truck/car, or a road trip story Armed & Dangerous
--Heartburn - read a book with fire on the cover
--Onion Breath - read a book that someone else thought was stinky
--Frog in the Throat - read a book where the neck is the focus of the cover
--Humongous Fungus - read a book that is 400+ pages
--Toe Jam - read a book where the MC goes barefoot

Homer Simpson
Ear Wig - listen to an audio book Ready Player One
Rubber Neck - read a book with a car accident in it Once Upon A Wolf
Trick Knee - read a book with a tricky character in it Deal Maker
Chip on Shoulder - read a book where someone holds a grudge Agent Bayne
Bowler's Thumb - read a book with a sport in it Throwing Stones
Elbow Macaroni - read a book with a Italian character or pasta in it Deal Maker
Heart of Gold - read a book where someone is generous Deal Maker
Pot Belly - read a book where the MC builds a fire Sticks & Stones
Twisted Ankle - read a book where the MC has to run Seven
Hammer Toe - read a book with hammer or another tool in itAll You Need Is Kill
--Pea Brain - read a book where the MC does something foolish
--Hmm, Short Ribs – read a book with BBQ/cooking in it

Spider Man
Web Head - read a book where the MC uses the internet Ready Player One
Crook in the Neck - read a book with a criminal in it Dim Sum Asylum
Mary Jane Jitters - read a book with a female sidekick/best friend Mad Lizard Mambo
A-rack-nid-Ribs - read the 9th book in a series Agent Bayne
Broken Web Shooter - read a book where a gun is used Edge of Tomorrow
Spider Cents - read a book with a poor MC Archangel's Assassin
Web-Crawler's Knee - read a book with a spider or insect in it Imagines
Radioactive Spider Bite - read a post apocalyptic book Edge of Tomorrow
Symbiotic Ooze - read the second book in a series Just Here for the Pain
Webbed Feet - read a book with swimming/fish Sticks & Stones
--Costume Wedgie - read a book set in October or features a costume/pumpkin/Halloween

Nightmare Before Christmas
Flu Bug - read a book where someone gets sick Rule Breaker
Snake Bite - read a book where the MC gets bitten by something Black Dog Blues
Snake Eyes - read a book with '1' /'one' on the cover Ready Player One
Crawling Flesh - read a creepy book Edge of Tomorrow
Club Foot - read a book with a party, going to a club Ten Mile Bottom
Lock Jaw - read a book with a lock or key Mad Lizard Mambo
Fingers Crossed - read a book that you hope will be good Ten Mile Bottom
Dizzy Spell - read a book with a 'Z' on the cover Mad Lizard Mambo
Scorpion Sting - read a book whose title starts with 'S'Stars & Stripes
--Bats Got Your Tongue - read a book where the MC has to stay quiet
--Spider Veins - read a book with a vampire in it
--Split-A-Seam - read a funny book


(original challenge at The Challenge Factor GR group)


message 4: by Marte - Thunderella (last edited Mar 19, 2018 01:29AM) (new)

Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Buried Alive! - Owned Books Challenge 2018 - 540 points

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19115516-2018-sffbc-owned-books-challenge

This challenge will run from 1/1/18-12/31/18 and will work in tandem with any other challenge or anything you're reading. You claim points if you own the book in print, on ebook, or on audio prior to 12/31/17, and you read them in 2018. Make sure you count the number of owned books you have so you know if you get that big, fat, juicy bonus at the end of the year.

Points description: (view spoiler)

My Google Spreadsheet


message 5: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments FIRST!!!

YESSSSSSSS


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments DoodlePanda wrote: "FIRST!!!

YESSSSSSSS"


^^ lol!

So you get a bonus 10 challenge points or something? ;)


message 7: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments Nah, its all for honor and glory :P


message 8: by Orlok (new)

Orlok | 555 comments DoodlePanda wrote: "FIRST!!!

YESSSSSSSS"


You did it again!


message 9: by Nyssa, Series Addict (new)

Nyssa | 1153 comments DoodlePanda wrote: "Nah, its all for honor and glory :P"

Congratulations! :)

Oh, and Hi Marte! Best wishes for 2018! :D


message 10: by DoodlePanda (last edited Jan 03, 2018 11:21AM) (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments I might copy your cover challenge... Just for fun :p
(view spoiler)


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Nyssa wrote: "

Oh, and Hi Marte! Best wishes for 2018! :D"


Hi! Best wishes to you too! :D


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments DoodlePanda wrote: "I might copy your cover challenge... Just for fun :p
[spoilers removed]"


Oh yes, most definitely. Now we just need to read instead of adding challenges. LOL!


message 13: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments Bah, who has time for Reading when there are Challenges to plan!! :P


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments LOL, true


message 15: by Marte - Thunderella (last edited Jan 19, 2018 01:31PM) (new)

Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments
Jan 4: 1/100
Archangel's Assassin by Barbara Elsborg Archangel's Assassin

eBook novel
Cover: 31. Supernatural Lover Cover
Cover Color: Dark Blue
A to Z: A
Bingo: Something that flies, paranormal, flying, A, supernatural powers.
Operation Reading:
- The Ankle Bone Connected to the Knee Bone - read a book where the MC lies
- Pixie Bites - read a book with a fairy/fae in it
- Spider Cents - read a book with a poor MC
Owned Books: 10 points.
Number of pages: 209.
Rating 3 stars. Interesting story, started to drag halfway, would have liked a more "tighter" story.



Jan 12: 2/100
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest Cline
Ready Player One

Audio
Cover Color: Orange
A to Z: R
Bingo: Text only, Dystopian, Game, R, A book that became a movie.
Operation Reading:
- Ear Wig - listen to an audio book
- Web Head - read a book where the MC uses the internet
- Snake Eyes - read a book with '1' /'one' on the cover
Owned Books: 40 points.
Number of pages: 388. Audio: 15 hrs and 46 mins
Rating 4 stars. A very good story. Great audio! I'm very much looking forward to the movie coming out in a couple of months.


Jan 14: 3/100
Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher
Kneel, Mr. President

eBook novel
Cover: 33. The A Team Cover
Cover Color: White
A to Z: K
Bingo: 2 or more people, Erotica, Gun or bullet, K, Love triangle.
Owned Books: 25 points.
Number of pages: 353. Audio 11 hours and 13 minutes
Rating 4 stars. Silly story line. Really hot scenes, but with emotions. Good character development. Great audio.



Jan 14: 4-5/100
All You Need Is Kill (All You Need Is Kill Manga, #1-2) by Ryosuke Takeuchi All You Need is Kill, Vol. 2 by Ryosuke Takeuchi
All You Need Is Kill 1
All You Need Is Kill 2

Manga
Cover: 40. Cartoon Cover
Cover Color: Blue, Read
A to Z: A
Bingo: Graphic Novel/Cartoon, Monster, A book where someone dies.
Operation Reading:
- Hammer Toe - read a book with hammer or another tool in it.
Owned Books: 95 points.
Number of pages: 550.
Rating 3 stars. Manga based on the novel, which in turn was made into a movie (Edge of Tomorrow). Having seen the movie helped me understand the manga, but I would like to read the novel.



Jan 16: 6/100
Edge of Tomorrow by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
Edge of Tomorrow
Alt.cover:
All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka
All You Need Is Kill

Audio
A to Z: E
Bingo: The sky or clouds, Military, Knife/dagger/sword (axe), E, Female kickass heroine.
Operation Reading:
- Broken Web Shooter - read a book where a gun is used
- Radioactive Spider Bite - read a post apocalyptic book
- Crawling Flesh - read a creepy book
Owned Books: 20 points.
Number of pages: 266. Audio: 5 hrs and 25 mins
Rating 4 stars. I really enjoyed this! I've read the manga which is based on this book. I must say I liked the book a bit better, because it was more descriptive and went into more detail than the manga. I would say read the book first, then read the manga. Great audio.



Jan 14: 7/100
Moonshine For Three by Lauren Gallagher
Moonshine For Three

eBook, short story
Since this is only 30 pages or so, it only counts towards the yearly reading challenge:
7/100.
3 stars. basically PWP (porn without plot). *shrug* guilty pleasure.



message 16: by Orlok (new)

Orlok | 555 comments Nice going! I've had All You Need Is Kill on my TBR for a while. I've bumped it up the list based on your comments.


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Orlok wrote: "Nice going! I've had All You Need Is Kill on my TBR for a while. I've bumped it up the list based on your comments."

Thanks! I liked noticing the similarities and differences between the novel, manga and the movie. The novel is a good standalone. :)


message 18: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments Woah nice batch of books there! :D


message 19: by Marte - Thunderella (last edited Jan 19, 2018 01:48PM) (new)

Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments
Jan 19:
Agent Bayne (PsyCop, #9) by Jordan Castillo Price
Agent Bayne

eBook novel
Cover: 32. Secret Agent Cover
A to Z: A
Bingo: Mystery, phone, an antihero.
Operation:
- Ear Wax - read a book where the MC uses a candle
- Chip on Shoulder - read a book where someone holds a grudge
- A-rack-nid-Ribs - read the 9th book in a series
Owned Books: 40 points.
Number of pages: 279
Rating 4 stars. Finally another book in my favorite series. It was nice to see the MC dealing with a new environment. I'm looking forward to the release of the audio in about a month.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments
Jan 20:
Epikrisepoesi by Arne Hugo Stølan
Epikrisepoesi

A to Z: E
Bingo: Book of poetry, something on wheels, under 150 pages.
Pages: 72
Rating 3 stars. It was okay. Borrowed from Doodle. I got my Book of Poetry in the Bingo Challenge. :D



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Feb 8
Seven (The Others Project #1) by Adrienne Wilder
Seven

eBook novel
A to Z: S
Bingo: a circle, a thriller, money or gold, S, number in the title.
Operation:
- Spare Ribs - read a book with two or more brothers in the story
- Wish Bone - read a book from your TBR list
- Twisted Ankle - read a book where the MC has to run
Owned books: 75 points
Pages: 295
Rating: 4 stars. This was really good! An interesting and thrilling story, with a really bad guy to hate, and good characters to cheer. Well written imo.



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Feb 13
Throwing Stones (Glasgow Lads on Ice, #1) by Avery Cockburn
Throwing Stones

eBook novel:
Cover:: 3. Sporty Cover
A to Z: T
Bingo: kiss, T, sports
Operation:
- Bowler's Thumb - read a book with a sport in it
Pages: 247
Rating: 4 stars. I really liked this. Not every day you read a curling themed book.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Feb 23
Rule Breaker by Lily Morton
Rule Breaker

A to Z: R
Bingo: Picture/Painting, want to DNF
Operation:
- Wrenched Ankle - read a book where something gets repaired (his ankle)
- Pain in the Butt - read a book with an annoying character in it
- Flu Bug - read a book where someone gets sick
Pages:: 302
Rating:: 2 stars. Ugh, I'm surprised I even finished it.



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Feb Feb 26
Deal Maker by Lily Morton
Deal Maker

A to Z: D
Bingo: book or paper, sun or moon, D, want to DNF
Operation:
- Trick Knee - read a book with a tricky character in it
- Elbow Macaroni - read a book with a Italian character or pasta in it
- Heart of Gold - read a book where someone is generous
Pages:: 335
Rating:: 2,5 stars. A little better than #1, but annoying all the same.



message 25: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments 2 "bad" reads? :(
Hope your next one is better!


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Yeah,they were annoying. High hopes for my CR. :)


message 27: by HomeInMyShoes (new)

HomeInMyShoes | 2618 comments Woohoo updates. Nice. Hoping your next read is better too.


message 28: by Orlok (new)

Orlok | 555 comments Nice going. Have you scored anything on Bingo yet?


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Orlok wrote: "Nice going. Have you scored anything on Bingo yet?"

I have three Bingo! :D


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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Feb 28

Once Upon A Wolf (Wayward Wolves, #1) by Rhys Ford
Once Upon A Wolf

Cover Color: 2. Read a book with "Pink" or any shade of pink
A to z: O - Once Upon a Wolf
Bingo: Animal, water, O, book with a shifter
Operation:
- Brain Freeze - read a book set during the wintertime
- Rubber Neck - read a book with a car accident in it
Pages: 96
Rating: 3 stars. I nice, albeit a little short story. It would have benefited from a fully fledged novel.



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 3

Manic Pixie Dream Boy (The Underdogs, #1) by K.A. Merikan
Manic Pixie Dream Boy

Cover Challenge: #38: All Tatted Up cover
Cover Color: #13 - Read a book with at least 5 colors on the cover.
A to Z: M
Bingo: Purple cover, LGBTQ, instrument, M, music
Operation:
- Adam's Apple - read the first book in a series
- Chest Cold - read a book where the chest is the focus of the cover
Pages: 143
Rating: 4 stars. Loved this story about the crazy and colorful characters of a hardworking rock band.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 7

Black Dog Blues (Kai Gracen, #1) by Rhys Ford
Black Dog Blues

A to Z: B
Bingo: Blue cover, action/adventure, blood, B, Dragon!
Operation:
- Snake Bite - read a book where the MC gets bitten by something
Pages: 246
Rating: 4 stars. Awesome, action packed fantasy/paranormal story. Great audio! First in the series and I'll be listening to the second next.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 13

Mad Lizard Mambo (Kai Gracen, #2) by Rhys Ford
Mad Lizard Mambo

Cover Color: # 5. Read a book with "Yellow" or any shade of yellow
Operation:
- Mary Jane Jitters - read a book with a female sidekick/best friend
- Lock Jaw - read a book with a lock or key
- Dizzy Spell - read a book with a 'Z' on the cover
Pages: 255
Rating: 4 stars. The sequel to Black Dog Blues was just as good as the first book. Love the mix of action, fantasy creature and paranormal. Great audio here too. I'm hoping there will be a third book in the future.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 18

Ten Mile Bottom by Teodora Kostova
Ten Mile Bottom

Cover Challenge: # 48. Au Natural Cover
Bingo: black and white cover, YA, alcohol, published 2018
Operation:
- Club Foot - read a book with a party, going to a club
- Fingers Crossed - read a book that you hope will be good
Pages: 300
Rating: beta read for author so don't want to rate it.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 19

Dim Sum Asylum by Rhys Ford
Dim Sum Asylum

Cover Challenge: # 12 Animal Kingdom
Bingo: supernatural creature, magic realism, animal, magic
Operation:
- Crook in the Neck - read a book with a criminal in it
Pages: 240
Rating: 4 stars. I love Rhys Ford's writing. This book felt like a mix of her Cole McGinnis investigator series, and her Kai Grace series (Black Dog Blues and Mad Lizard Mambo), and a great mix at that! A mystery/crime to solved, coupled with paranormal elements and a romance, this is a winner. Great audio!



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 26

Just Here for the Pain (The Underdogs, #2) by K.A. Merikan
Just Here for the Pain

Cover Color: Red
A to Z: J
Bingo: Red cover, J, self published
Operation:
- Symbiotic Ooze - read the second book in a series
Pages: 240
Rating: Intense read, loved how they developed as characters and as a couple. 5 stars.



message 37: by DoodlePanda (new)

DoodlePanda | 1190 comments Hey, nice batch of books! I can tell you have the morning to yourself ;)


Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments Haha, yes I did. Amazing what I get done then. Like catching up with challenges! ;)


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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments March 31

Ink and Shadows (Ink and Shadows, #1) by Rhys Ford
Ink and Shadows

A to Z: I
Bingo: water, audiobook, dark, I, a book by favorite author
Operation:
- Water on the Knee - read a book with water on the cover
Pages: 304 pages / 11 hours 8 minutes
Rating: 4 stars.



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 3

Power Play by Cara Dee
Power Play

Cover Challenge: 36. Bearded Cover.
A to Z: P
Bingo: Romance, P, a GR recommendation
Pages: 276
Rating. 4,5 stars. So great.



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 6

Out by Cara Dee
Out

A to Z: O
Cover Color: Purple
Bingo: Food, one word title.
Pages:: 299
Rating: 3 stars. And okay read.



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MrsJoseph *grouchy* (mrsjoseph) | 3289 comments Nice!!!


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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 13

The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder, #1) by Josh Lanyon
The Mermaid Murders

Bingo: Re-read a favorite
Pages: 243
Rating: 4 stars. A great murder mystery, and audio book.



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April

The Monet Murders (The Art of Murder, #2) by Josh Lanyon
The Monet Murders

Bingo: Trees or flowers, tree or flower, a main character your age.
Pages: 311
Rating: 4 stars. Another great murder mystery, Sequel to Mermaid Murders. Great audio too.



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Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 17
The Magician Murders (The Art of Murder, #3) by Josh Lanyon
The Magician Murders

Cover color: Purple color
Bingo: Bird, Murder mystery
Pages: 281
Rating: 4,5 stars. Great third book in the series. Can't wait for the fourth. That ending!



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 18

How to Wish Upon a Star (Howl at the Moon, #3) by Eli Easton
How to Wish Upon a Star

Cover: green color
Bingo: green, funny, F, A beautiful title
Pages: 228
Rating: 4. This series is so sweet.



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April 20

Hostile Ground by L.A. Witt
Hostile Ground

Cover Challenge: 41. World Tour Cover (Space Needle in Seattle on cover)
Bingo: something dangerous, A book from the bottom of tbr pile
Pages: 300
Rating: 3,5.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 21

How To Save a Life (Howl at the Moon, #4) by Eli Easton
How To Save a Life

Cover Color: green
Operating: Green Thumb - read a book with a mostly green cover
Pages: 238
Rating: 4. Such a great series. Great audio too.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 25

Abercrombie Zombie by K.Z. Snow
Abercrombie Zombie

Bingo: zombie
Pages: 136
Rating: 3 stars. Just okay.



Marte - Thunderella | 81 comments April 27

Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) by Abigail Roux
Cut & Run

Color Cover: white
A to Z: C
Bingo: sword or dagger, C
Pages: 376
Rating: 5 stars. Absolutely love this series. Great audio.



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