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Jan | 11640 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

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I love Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado and while working on our Japan challenge this song kept rumbling around in my head. So I thought it would be fun to take a look at spring flowers from around the world. But these beautiful flowers are not around for long so enjoy them while they last.

There are 8 tasks in the challenge. Each task has three ways to complete it. Read the cover tasks carefully because they do differ when there are repeated colors.

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and re-post in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
Commercial Photography
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's

2. Bluebells
Commercial Photography
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage

3. Lavender
Commercial Photography
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times

4. Poppies
Commercial Photography
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK OR
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY

5. Daffodils
Commercial Photography
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
✱ Read a series book #1

6. Rhododendrons
Commercial Photography
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.

7. Tulip
Commercial Photography
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage

8. Lupines
Commercial Photography
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America OR
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.


message 2: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Jun 29, 2018 08:33AM) (new)

Jan | 11640 comments Participants

Agnieszka ~ Done
Amanda A ~ Done
Becky ~ Done
Bev(baglady) ~ Done
Book Concierge ~ Done
Deidre(Dee) ~ Done
Jan ~ Done
Jillian ~ Done
jingles ~ Done
JoAnne ~ Done
Karen ♐ ~ Done
Kathryn ~ Done
Marina ~ Done
~Michelle~ Done
Olivermagnus ~ Done
Patrizia ~ Done
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl)
Sarah ~ Done
Sunshine ~ Done
Teri-k ~ Done
Viji ~ Done


message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited May 08, 2018 04:53PM) (new)

Jan | 11640 comments My Spot!

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
8/8

Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA (Massachusetts):
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin 4/22/18***
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) by Harper Lin

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%):
Under Lock & Key by Sam Short 5/4/18****
Under Lock & Key (Water Witch Cozy Mystery #1) by Sam Short

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%)
The Pajama Frame by Diane Vallere 4/6/18****
The Pajama Frame (A Madison Night Mystery Book 5) by Diane Vallere

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California (Palm Springs)
The Decorator Who Knew Too Much by Diane Vallere 4/3/18***
The Decorator Who Knew Too Much (A Madison Night Mystery Book 4) by Diane Vallere

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
Eula May and the Flim Flam Nun by Amy Mull Fremgen 4/16/18**
Eula May and the Flim Flam Nun by Amy Mull Fremgen

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Page 200 "it was left over from the poison cupcake".
Murder is Elementary by Diane Weiner 4/9/18**
Murder is Elementary (Susan Wiles Schoolhouse Mystery #1) by Diane Weiner

7. Tulip
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert 4/11/18****
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover.
My Grape Wedding: by Laura Bradbury 4/25/18****
My Grape Wedding (The Grape Series #2) by Laura Bradbury


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message 4: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Apr 24, 2018 02:09AM) (new)

Patrizia | 960 comments I'm in!!!

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Tasks
1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA
Kate Carlisle, Murder under Cover 22 April
Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
Paige Shelton, Of Books and Bagpipes 2 April
Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Paige Shelton

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria
Colette London, Dead and Ganache 17 April
Dead and Ganache (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #4) by Colette London

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Alison Stone, Pointe and Shoot 9 April
Pointe and Shoot by Alison Stone

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a series book #1
J.C. Eaton, A Riesling to Die 8 April
A Riesling to Die by J.C. Eaton

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
"You don't seem like the type of person to poison someone and then go about your day" (47% kindle)- Vivien Chien, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery 3 April
Death by Dumpling A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien

7. Tulip
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Celia Bonaduce, Tiny House on the Road 12 April
Tiny House on the Road by Celia Bonaduce

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America AND
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Kathi Daley, Farewell to Felines 23 April
Farewell to Felines (Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 15) by Kathi Daley


message 5: by ~Michelle~ (last edited Apr 13, 2018 10:50AM) (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) | 113 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8



***FINISHED 4-13-2018***


Tasks
✔ 1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson 4-2-2018 | 3*


✔ 2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 4-4-2018 | 4*


✔ 3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%)
C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone, #3) by Sue Grafton by Sue Grafton 4-13-2018 | 3*


✔ 4. Poppies
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 4-5-2018 | 3*


✔ 5. Daffodils
✱ Read a series book #1
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay 4-2-2018 | 4*


✔ 6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 4-9-2018 | 3* Page 162 > ...to let some of the POISON out...


✔ 7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton 4-6-2018 | 3*


✔ 8. Lupines
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham 4-1-2018 | 3* https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...


message 6: by Agnieszka (last edited Jun 07, 2018 11:15AM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 218 comments Why not, I have already more challenges than I can manage, one more won't change anything :-)
Even if you didn't include lilacs - what's a spring without their wonderful smell *grins*

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
Duration:
4/1/18 - 5/31/18
Completed: 8/8

1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.
Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA Rising Storm by Kathleen Brooks 4* 4/5 - set in Kentucky - near Lexington
Read a book that was published in the 1900's

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."
Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) 110 - Ein Bulle hört zu Aus der Notrufzentrale der Polizei by Cid Jonas Gutenrath 110 - Ein Bulle hört zu: Aus der Notrufzentrale der Polizei by Cid Jonas Gutenrath 6* 4/14 (200 - estimated) lit. translation: 110 (German emergency number) - A Cop (or Pig - sorry it's the author's decision to use this word) Listens: From Police' Emergency Call Center - Aus der Notrufzentrale #1
Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.
Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) Special Agent Kandice (Undercover FBI #4) by Mimi Barbour Special Agent Kandice by Mimi Barbour 5* 6/5 - a little late but finally finished
Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times

4. Poppies - In Poland they are usually red :-)
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.
Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK Der Kruzifix Killer=The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter 5* 4/25 - set in L.A.
Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.
Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
Read a series book #1 The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths 3* 5/18 Ruth Galloway #1 & set in England

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.
Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich 3* 4/14
Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."
Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage Checkmate (Neighbor from Hell, #3) by R.L. Mathewson Checkmate by R.L. Mathewson 4* 4/21 MPG: Romance & title printed in red

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.
Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
Read a book that takes place in North or South America Błękitny Zamek=The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery 5* 4/22 set in Canada
Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
*


message 7: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11640 comments Welcome Patrizia, Michelle & Agnieszka!

Sorry I left out lilacs - I'm sure there are others I left out. This series of challenges always has 8 tasks so I couldn't include them all.


message 8: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 218 comments Jan wrote: "Welcome Patrizia, Michelle & Agnieszka!

Sorry I left out lilacs - I'm sure there are others I left out. This series of challenges always has 8 tasks so I couldn't include them all."


Too bad :-)


message 9: by Olivermagnus (last edited May 13, 2018 01:08PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 578 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 20188

8
of 8 Complete

Tasks

✔ 1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA
Desert Remains - Steven Cooper - 4/24/18 - set in Arizona, USA

✔ 2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
Five Enchanted Roses - Anne Elisabeth Stengl - 4/26/18

✔ 3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller - 5/10/18

✔ 4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Overseas - Beatriz Williams - 4/28/18

✔ 5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a series book #1
A Grave Issue - Lillian Bell - 4/18/18 - #1 Funeral Parlor Mystery

✔ 6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%)
White and Red Cherries: A Slovenian Civil War Novel - Tanja Tuma - 4/2/18
White and Red Cherries A Slovenian Civil War Novel by Tanja Tuma

✔ 7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover
Long Gone - Alafair Burke - 4/14/18
Long Gone by Alafair Burke

✔ 8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Celebrity in Death - J.D. Robb - 4/6/18


message 10: by Sarah (last edited May 04, 2018 07:58AM) (new)

Sarah (sarath595) | 194 comments Finished!

The Flowers That Bloom in Spring
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018


Progress: 8/8

1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA
Free Again by Terri Farley 4/20/18

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket 4/2/18

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times
My Story: Pompeii by Sue Reid 4/11/18

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
The Challenger by Terri Farley 4/24/18
The Challenger (Phantom Stallion, #6) by Terri Farley

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a series book #1
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink 4/26/18

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
The Hatchling by Kathryn Lasky 4/12/18
Pg. 94: "plunge its fangs directly into the owl's breast to inject the poison."

7. Tulip
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Family of Convenience by Victoria W. Austin 4/30/18

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Roman Invasion: A British Boy, AD 84 by Jim Eldridge 5/4/18


message 11: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 11640 comments Enjoy the challenge Lynda & Sarah!!


message 12: by jingles (last edited May 31, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

jingles | 227 comments WC: The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
Date: 04/01/18 - 05/31/18
8/8 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La

✔1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that takes place in the USA
Straight from the Hip|Susan Mallery|04.08.18|★★★

✔2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover.
The Matchmaker|Elin Hilderbrand|04.11.18|★★
The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

✔3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in France.
When Paris Went Dark|Ronald C. Rosbottom|05.24.18|★★★

✔4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
The Orphan's Tale|Pam Jenoff|04.13.18|★★★★

✔5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book that takes place in England.
The Zig Zag Girl|Elly Griffiths|04.14.18|★

✔6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
The Snowman|Jo Nesbø|04.03.18|★★★★
Page 238 – The syringe Vetlesen had used was still coated in red after the poison, showing that it had been full.

✔7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title printed in RED on the cover.
The Aftermath|Rhidian Brook|04.24.18|★
The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

✔8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North America.
The Indigo Girl|Natasha Boyd|04.25.18|★★★★
Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters, #3) by Susan Mallery The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand When Paris Went Dark The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944 by Ronald C. Rosbottom The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff The Zig Zag Girl (Stephens & Mephisto Mystery, #1) by Elly Griffiths The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

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The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
8/8

Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's

Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir of Appalachia Jennifer McGaha 4/5/18 **

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage Beyond the Kingdoms Chris Colfer 4/27/18

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times Peony in Love Lisa See 5/11/2018

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK That Night Chevy Stevens 4/26/18 OR
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
✱ Read a series book #1 Murder, She Barked Krista Davis 5/4/2018

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase. The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder Charles Graeber 4/13/18 ** P.155 “maybe they could even trace the poison

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover Memory Man David Baldacci 4/27/18 OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America OR
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page. Do Not Forsake Me Rosanne Bittner 4/18/18 **** https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


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April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
8/8


Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's - Pub 1988 - Irish Rose Nora Roberts - 4/2
Irish Rose (Irish Hearts #2) by Nora Roberts

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage - Face the Fire Nora Roberts - 4/12
Face the Fire (Three Sisters Island, #3) by Nora Roberts

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) - Unraveled Helen Hardt - 5/26
Unraveled (Steel Brothers Saga, #9) by Helen Hardt

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK - UK - Covet: A Regency Ménage Tale Kristabel Reed - 4/8
Covet by Kristabel Reed

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.
✱ Read a series book #1 - Deadly Fear Cynthia Eden - 4/17
Deadly Fear (Deadly, #1) by Cynthia Eden

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase. - Chap 14-5:01 - No poison this time - Innocent in Death J.D. Robb - 4/20
Innocent in Death (In Death, #24) by J.D. Robb

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage - Gentleman Nine Penelope Ward - Pub 2/19/18 - 4/4
Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover - Mackenzie's Mission Linda Howard - 4/9
Mackenzie's Mission (Mackenzie Family, #2) by Linda Howard
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Begins: 01April18 / Ends: 31May18



8 / 8 completed


1. Cherry Blossoms ✱ Read a book that takes place in the USA - So Brave, Young and Handsome ✔ – 10Apr18

2. Bluebells ✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover - Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear ✔ – 08Apr18


3. Lavender ✱ PURPLE cover - Bitter Grounds by Sandra Benítez ✔ - 23June18

4. Poppies ✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY - Old Heart ✔ – 05Apr18

5. Daffodils ✱ YELLOW cover - Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill by N.M. Kelby ✔ – 02Apr18

6. Rhododendrons ✱ Red cover - The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin ✔ – 13Apr18

7. Tulip ✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage - Trains and Lovers ✔ – 04Apr18

8. Lupines ✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America - USA - The Nest ✔ – 01Apr18


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JoAnne | 263 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
Duration: April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
8/8

Tasks
1. Cherry Blossoms

✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA
Rock Redemption Nalini Singh 4/5/18
Takes place in USA but they go on vacation to Japan at the end.

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%)
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Rainshadow Road Lisa Kleypas 4/10/18

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%)
Beats of Life by Shandi Boyes Beats of Life Shandi Boyes 5/8/18

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Postcards from Cedar Key Terri DuLong 4/13/18

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book that takes place in England.
The Earl's Defiant Wallflower Erica Ridley 4/8/18

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text.
Rock Hard Nalini Singh 4/5/18
p 76 His “father” had always chosen his own poisons.

7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the author's name printed in PINK on the cover
Marriage Games (The Games Duet, #1) by C.D. Reiss Marriage Games C.D. Reiss 4/1/18

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North America
The Magnolia Story Chip Gaines Joanna Gaines 4/2/18


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The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA
Banana Chocolate & Murder (Oceanside Mystery #2) by Susan Gillard Banana Chocolate & Murder/Susan Gillard 4/13/18 ★★


2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
Imager's Battalion (Imager Portfolio, #6) by L.E. Modesitt Jr. Imager's Battalion/L.E. Modesitt Jr. 5/8/18 ★★★

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times
By Helen's Hand (Helen of Sparta #2) by Amalia Carosella By Helen's Hand/Amalia Carosella 5/5/18 ★★★★

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life/Mark Manson 4/3/18 ★★★★


5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby/F. Scott Fitzgerald 4/6/18 ★★★★

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase. "What's your poison?" p.24
Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay Sprinkle with Murder/Jenn McKinlay 4/13/18 ★★★

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë Wuthering Heights/Emily Brontë 4/23/18 ★★★★

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.


✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1) by Brandon Sanderson The Rithmatist/Brandon Sanderson 4/21/18 ★★★★

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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 245 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8


1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
Some Like It Witchy by Heather Blake 4/3
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole 4/9

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen 4/13
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK OR
The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries 4/5
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
✱ Read a series book #1
Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust 4/7

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
The Dark Lord by Kathryn Le Veque 4/3
"Perhaps we should poison this food" pg 66

7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Bodyguard by Jennifer Ashley 4/2

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America OR
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
The Last Mile by David Baldacci 4/4


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Marina H | 327 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
Date: April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8

✔ 1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
Man gjorde et barn fortræd by Tove Ditlevsen pub.1941, 13/04/18

✔ 2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%)
Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah by Trevor Noah 02/04/18

✔ 3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie 06/04/18

✔ 4. Poppies
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK
Huset ved Riverton by Kate Morton 04/04/18

✔ 5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China
Got You Back by Jane Fallon 10/04/18

✔ 6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase
"Or in other words, poison" - For min søsters skyld by Jodi Picoult 07/04/18

✔ 7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
Før faldet by Noah Hawley by Noah Hawley 06/04/18

✔ 8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 12/04/18


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Viji | 37 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
Hot Coffee, Iced Santa (A Roasted Love Cozy Mystery #2) by Cam Larson Hot Coffee, Iced Santa by Cam Larson; 05/02/2018; takes place in USA
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
Kat, Incorrigible (Kat, Incorrigible, #1) by Stephanie Burgis Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis; 04/21/2018

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
Return to the Double S Ranch (Mystery on the Double S Ranch #2) by Kerry Jo Return to the Double S Ranch by Kerry Jo; 04/24/2018
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK OR
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales, #5) by Eloisa James Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James; 04/26/2018; Title starts with 'O' in POPPY

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
✱ Read a series book #1
Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede; 04/29/2018

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
Gaining the Gentleman (Wardington Park, #3) by Eleanor Meyers Gaining the Gentleman by Eleanor Meyers; 04/23/2018
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.

7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
Mistress by Amanda Quick Mistress by Amanda Quick; 04/09/2018: Author's name printed in Red
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America OR
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page
The Goddess and the Gaiety Girl by Barbara Cartland Barbara Cartland by Barbara Cartland; 04/17/2018; Link to Author's Home Page:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


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Sunshine✰✰✰ | 114 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
Duration: April 1 - May 31, 2018
Progress: 8/8



1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
The Sisterhood by Michael Palmer 4/15/18

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch 4/25/18

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%)
Love Bites (Argeneau #2) by Lynsay Sands 4/8/18

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Plaguesville, USA by Jim LaVigne 4/28/18

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China
Steam & Sorcery by Cindy Spencer Pape 4/5/18

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
Lightning Blade by D.N. Erikson 5/9/18
The the oxygen deprivation. Poison exposure. Temperature drops. Loc 638

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Stormwalker by Allyson James 4/13/18

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher 4/7/18


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Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 219 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
8/8

Tasks


1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
THE SOUL OF BLACK FOLKS by W.E.B DU BOIS The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B DU BOIS 04/30/18 published 1903

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand The Rumor 04/03/18

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall Sugar Deirdre Riordan Hall 05/01/18

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK
The Medical Examiner (Women's Murder Club #16.5) by James Patterson The Medical Examiner James Patterson 04/05/18
takes place in California

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a series book #1
Shadows on the Moon (The Moonlit Lands, #1) by Zoë Marriott Shadows on the Moon Zoë Marriott 04/19/18


6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
Bullseye (Michael Bennett #9) by James Patterson Bullseye James Patterson 04/10/18

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey
On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni On Two Feet and Wings Abbas Kazerooni 05/31/18 takes place in Iran and Turkey

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
The Broken Road by Richard Paul Evans The Broken Road Richard Paul Evans 05/30/18


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Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 157 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

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Tasks

1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) Raspberry Danish Murder, Joanne Fluke...06 MAY 2018
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's

2. Bluebells

Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage

3. Lavender

Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times

4. Poppies

No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK OR
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY

5. Daffodils

Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
✱ Read a series book #1

6. Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.

7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage Archangel's Viper, Nalini Singh...08 MAY 2018

8. Lupines

Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America OR
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.


Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke Archangel's Viper (Guild Hunter, #10) by Nalini Singh


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Becky (waffleteacher) | 2 comments The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Tasks
✔️1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that takes place in the USA
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
4/13/18

✔️2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%)
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli by Becky Albertalli
4/19/18

✔️3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times
Circe by Madeline Miller
5/19/18

✔️4. Poppies
✱ Read a book that takes place in the UK
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke
4/25/18

✔️5. Daffodils
✱ Read a series book #1
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
4/20/18

✔️6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
5/11/18

✔️7. Tulip
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
5/4/18

✔️8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
4/5/18


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Jan | 11640 comments Have fun Sallie & Becky!!

And welcome to your first challenge Becky :)


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Patrizia | 960 comments Is this book good for a red cover? Death by Dumpling (A Noodle Shop Mystery #1) by Vivien Chien


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Jan | 11640 comments I don't think its red enough Patrizia. I want it to be at least 50% red.


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Patrizia | 960 comments Jan wrote: "I don't think its red enough Patrizia. I want it to be at least 50% red."

I feared it ... Maybe I'll use it for the title in red.


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Jan | 11640 comments The title in red works great Patrizia!


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Teri-K | 450 comments Oh, I just spotted this! And I love spring flowers. What a fun idea.

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8

Tasks:
1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols 4/19
1951

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
Murder, Plainly Read by Isabella Alan 4/6

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book that takes place in France.
The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie 4/29

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Ozark Wedding by Helen Gray 4/7

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) and✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China
At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie 4/2
Takes place in London, England.

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
"I'd be prepared to make a bet on what the poison was." pg 124
A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie 4/9

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart 4/14

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book with the title printed in PURPLE on the cover AND
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman 4/8
Published at least 26 different books.

Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols Murder, Plainly Read (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #4) by Isabella Alan Ozark Wedding by Helen Gray The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2) by Agatha Christie At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple, #11) by Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman


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Jan | 11640 comments Glad you are joining us Teri!


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Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 534 comments Jan- For #6 , one of the tasks says to read a book with the word poisom in the text, will poisonous work?

6. Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.


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Jan | 11640 comments Yes Kathryn! I will take that :)


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~Michelle~ (mlundy5) | 113 comments All done. :)


The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8



***FINISHED 4-13-2018***


Tasks
✔ 1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson 4-2-2018 | 3*


✔ 2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón 4-4-2018 | 4*


✔ 3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%)
C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone, #3) by Sue Grafton by Sue Grafton 4-13-2018 | 3*


✔ 4. Poppies
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 4-5-2018 | 3*


✔ 5. Daffodils
✱ Read a series book #1
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay 4-2-2018 | 4*


✔ 6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 4-9-2018 | 3* Page 162 > ...to let some of the POISON out...


✔ 7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton 4-6-2018 | 3*


✔ 8. Lupines
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham 4-1-2018 | 3* https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...


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Jan | 11640 comments That was fast!!! Great job Michelle :)


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Marina H | 327 comments Done 😊

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
Date: April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8

✔ 1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
Man gjorde et barn fortræd by Tove Ditlevsen pub.1941, 13/04/18

✔ 2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%)
Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah by Trevor Noah 02/04/18

✔ 3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie 06/04/18

✔ 4. Poppies
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK
Huset ved Riverton by Kate Morton 04/04/18

✔ 5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China
Got You Back by Jane Fallon 10/04/18

✔ 6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase
"Or in other words, poison" - For min søsters skyld by Jodi Picoult 07/04/18

✔ 7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
Før faldet by Noah Hawley by Noah Hawley 06/04/18

✔ 8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 12/04/18


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Jan | 11640 comments Way to go Marina!!


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Jan | 11640 comments Have fun Dee!!


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Patrizia | 960 comments Done!

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA
Kate Carlisle, Murder under Cover 22 April
Murder under Cover (A Bibliophile Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
Paige Shelton, Of Books and Bagpipes 2 April
Of Books and Bagpipes (Scottish Bookshop Mystery, #2) by Paige Shelton

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria
Colette London, Dead and Ganache 17 April
Dead and Ganache (A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery #4) by Colette London

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Alison Stone, Pointe and Shoot 9 April
Pointe and Shoot by Alison Stone

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a series book #1
J.C. Eaton, A Riesling to Die 8 April
A Riesling to Die by J.C. Eaton

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
"You don't seem like the type of person to poison someone and then go about your day" (47% kindle)- Vivien Chien, Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery 3 April
Death by Dumpling A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien

7. Tulip
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Celia Bonaduce, Tiny House on the Road 12 April
Tiny House on the Road by Celia Bonaduce

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America AND
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
Kathi Daley, Farewell to Felines 23 April
Farewell to Felines (Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Book 15) by Kathi Daley


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Jan | 11640 comments Way to go Patrizia!!


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Patrizia | 960 comments Thank you! This challenge was fun!


message 48: by Teri-K (last edited Apr 30, 2018 02:10PM) (new)

Teri-K | 450 comments I just realized last night that the book I'd almost finished with was set in France. lol So Now I'm done. It was fun. Thanks.

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring...Tra La
April 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 8/8

Tasks:
1. Cherry Blossoms
Cherry blossoms have a great significance in Japan, representing a new beginning and the beauty of life. During the short blooming period, the Japanese spend their days and evenings under the full blooming cherry trees with family and friends. In 1912, the mayor of Japan gave the US over 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. The trees were planted throughout Washington DC and every year on March 27th, the city commemorates the gift with a festival.

✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's
Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols 4/19
1951

2. Bluebells
Bluebells are members of the lily family and are native to Belgium, Portugal and Spain. They have long been symbolic of humility, constancy and gratitude. For a few weeks in early spring, many forests throughout western Europe turn into a gorgeous carpet of bluebells. Their wooded sanctuary explains why they are also closely linked to the realm of fairies and are sometimes referred to as "fairy thimbles."

✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
Murder, Plainly Read by Isabella Alan 4/6

3. Lavender
Lavender is on Old World flowering plant from the mint family. It was one of the holy herbs used in the biblical Temple and Ancient Egyptians used it's oil for aromatherapy and healing. You can find impressive lavender fields in France and Bulgaria, both countries being the highest producers of lavender oil which is still used medicinally and to promote relaxation and sound sleep.

✱ Read a book that takes place in France.
The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie 4/29

4. Poppies
No, you didn’t fall asleep in Oz! These vibrant poppy fields are found in the Mojave Desert of California. The dry land sprouts with the state flower from late winter to early spring. Poppies have long been used as a symbol of sleep and death as portrayed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the magical poppy field threatened to make Dorothy and her friends sleep forever. It is also the flower worn throughout Canada and the UK on Remembrance Day to remember those who were lost in the line of duty.

✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY
Ozark Wedding by Helen Gray 4/7

5. Daffodils
Daffodils may be the most popular of all spring-blooming bulbs and is a symbol of rebirth. The classic yellow flower, with its big ruffled trumpet has been welcoming the season for generations. The English countryside is awash with them throughout the months of spring. In Wales, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend says if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) and✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China
At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie 4/2
Takes place in London, England.

6. Rhododendrons
Rhododendrons are native to and grow wild in northern Asia and usually bloom from April to June. It is the national flower of Nepal and can be found growing at an elevation of 19,000 feet. The symbolism associated with the Rhododendron is "caution or danger" which is likely due to the high toxicity of its leaves. The name Rhododendron comes from the greek words "rodon" and "dendron" which means Rose or Red Tree probably because of the most common red color of the flower.

✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
"I'd be prepared to make a bet on what the poison was." pg 124
A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie 4/9

7. Tulip
The Netherlands is known for its windmills, wooden shoes and canals but its their amazing fields of tulips that make us swoon. The Dutch are not alone in their love for this flower - in Iran it is a holy symbol and is immortalized on their national flag. And in Turkey there is a legend about a young prince who killed himself when he learned of his true love.'s death. It's told that a scarlet tulip sprang up from each droplet of his blood, giving the red tulip the meaning "perfect love."

✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart 4/14

8. Lupines
Lupines, a popular spring wildflower of North and South America, are said to represent "imagination". This flower certainly takes our imagination all over the two continents - to the Rocky Mountains, the pacific Northwest and even to the Andes of Peru and Chile. It's a beautiful but prolific flower and has spread beyond the America's. In fact, many countries including, New Zealand and Norway consider it an invasive weed and struggle to keep it under control.

✱ Read a book with the title printed in PURPLE on the cover AND
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman 4/8
Published at least 26 different books.

Merry Hall by Beverley Nichols Murder, Plainly Read (Amish Quilt Shop Mystery #4) by Isabella Alan Ozark Wedding by Helen Gray The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2) by Agatha Christie At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Marple, #11) by Agatha Christie A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple #7) by Agatha Christie These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman


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1. Cherry Blossoms
✱ Read a book with a PINK cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Japan or the USA OR
Some Like It Witchy by Heather Blake 4/3
✱ Read a book that was published in the 1900's

2. Bluebells
✱ Read a book with a BLUE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Belgium, Portugal or Spain OR
✱ Read a book that is tagged FANTASY on its GR Homepage
Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole 4/9

3. Lavender
✱ Read a book with a PURPLE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in France or Bulgaria OR
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen 4/13
✱ Read a book that takes place in Ancient Times

4. Poppies
✱ Read a book with an ORANGE cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in California, Canada or the UK OR
The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries 4/5
✱ Read a book with a title that begins with a letter in POPPY

5. Daffodils
✱ Read a book with a YELLOW cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in England, Wales or China OR
✱ Read a series book #1
Rosemary and Crime by Gail Oust 4/7

6. Rhododendrons
✱ Read a book with a RED cover (at least 50%) OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Asia OR
✱ Read a book that has the word "poison" in its text. Share the sentence or phrase.
The Dark Lord by Kathryn Le Veque 4/3
"Perhaps we should poison this food" pg 66

7. Tulip
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PINK or RED on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in the Netherlands, Iran or Turkey OR
✱ Read a booked tagged ROMANCE on its GR homepage
Bodyguard by Jennifer Ashley 4/2

8. Lupines
✱ Read a book with the title or author's name printed in PURPLE on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in North or South America OR
✱ Read a book by a "prolific" author who has written more than 25 books. Be sure to include the link to the author's home page.
The Last Mile by David Baldacci 4/4


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