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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Jun 09, 2018 08:40AM) (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

MX_City_SM
Choose one or more of the below words to spell out this month. You can use any of the following to complete a letter:
1. First letter of the Book's title (Use or Ignore A, An or The)
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name

*For X, Y or Z this month - as long as the letter is in one of the above it will work.

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. When you have finished the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and re-post in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

Words to Choose From
Mexico
City
Zócalo
National
Museum
Anthropology
Xochimilco
Coyoacan
Teotihuacán
Cafebreria
El Pendulo

We have some fun words this month!! Good luck!


message 2: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Feb 23, 2019 08:26AM) (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Participants

Amanda A ~ Done
Bev(baglady) ~ Done
Book Concierge ~ Done
Chrystal ` Done
Connie ~ Done
Jan ~ Done
Karen ♐ ~ Done
~Michelle~ Done
olivermagnus
Sam ~ Done
Tanya


message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited May 28, 2018 05:38PM) (new)

Jan | 14227 comments My Spot

Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
9/9

Words to Choose From
E - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 5/22/18**
L - LANE from: Michelangelo's Ghost by Gigi Pandian 5/15/18****
*
P - Quicksand by Gigi Pandian 5/2/18***
E - The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg 5/17/18****
N - Nightbird by Alice Hoffman 5/2/18****
D - Unlucky by Jana Deleon 5/7/18*
U - Under Lock & Key by Sam Short 5/4/18****
L - The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen 5/7/18****
O - A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden 5/14/18***

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Michelangelo's Ghost (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #4) by Gigi Pandian Quicksand (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #3) by Gigi Pandian The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg Nightbird by Alice Hoffman Unlucky by Jana Deleon Under Lock & Key (Water Witch Cozy Mystery #1) by Sam Short The Boleyn King (Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden


message 4: by Connie N. (last edited Aug 23, 2018 06:29AM) (new)

Connie N. | 494 comments OK, I'll stick to my system, even though it means I need an "X" and a "Y" book!

Mexico City Spell
Timeframe: 5/1/18 to 5/31/18
10/10

M - Author Laurelin McGee - Love Struck - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Heartache Falls - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
X - X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥
I - The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Author Agatha Christie - The Secret Adversary - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison - 6/3/18 ♥♥♥
C - Author Pamela Clare - Unlawful Contact - 5/11/18 ♥♥♥
I - Author Alyssa Rose Ivy - Soar - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden - 5/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
Y - Author Beth Yarnall - Rush - 6/24/18 ♥♥♥

Love Struck (Miss Match, #2) by Laurelin McGee Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs, #3) by Emily March X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1) by Agatha Christie One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison Unlawful Contact (I-Team, #3) by Pamela Clare Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy Take Me Deeper (Texas Bounty, #1) by Jackie Ashenden Rush (Pleasure at Home, #1) by Beth Yarnall

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/17/18*****


message 5: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Welcome Connie!

And I added a little note in the instructions. As long as X , Y or Z are present in the title, author or MC it will work. It does not need to be the first letter.


message 6: by Olivermagnus (last edited Apr 28, 2018 07:49AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 699 comments Mexico City Spell
May 1 - 31 2018
0
of 10 Complete

M
E
X
I
C
O
C
I
T
Y


message 7: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Have fun Lynda!


message 8: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Dec 30, 2018 07:28PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 314 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018


ZOCALO
Z - Diane Zahler Baker's Magic 06/20/18
O - Of Beast and Beauty Stacey Jay 05/24/18
C - Christina Diaz Gonzalez The Red Umbrella 05/01/18
A - Ashley Royer Remember to Forget 05/03/18
L -Lana Krumwiede Freakling 05/14/18
O - On Two Feet and Wings Abbas Kazerooni 05/31/18


message 9: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Have fun Bev!


message 10: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jun 02, 2018 04:12PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 813 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018


1. First letter of the Book's title
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name

*For X, Y or Z this month - as long as the letter is in one of the above it will work.

El Pendulo
E - Exclusive Sandra Brown - 5/30
L - Mackenzie's Pleasure Linda Howard - 5/2
P - Chasing Perfection: Vol. III M.S. Parker - 5/11
E - Char - Embry - American Prince Sierra Simone - 5/18
N - Red Dirt Heart 2 N.R. Walker - 5/13
D - The Dom with a Safeword Cari Silverwood - 5/25
U - Unraveled Helen Hardt - 5/26
L - High Country Bride Linda Lael Miller - 5/3
O - One Plus One Jojo Moyes - 5/31
Exclusive by Sandra Brown Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard Chasing Perfection Vol. III (Chasing Perfection, #3) by M.S. Parker American Prince (New Camelot Trilogy, #2) by Sierra Simone Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt, #2) by N.R. Walker The Dom with a Safeword (Badass Brats, #1) by Sorcha Black Unraveled (Steel Brothers Saga, #9) by Helen Hardt High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller One Plus One by Jojo Moyes


message 11: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Welcome to the challenge Karen!


message 12: by Michelle's Empty Nest (last edited May 20, 2018 08:58AM) (new)

Michelle's Empty Nest (mlundy5) | 141 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 11/11



***FINISHED 5-19-2018***


You can use any of the following to complete a letter:
1. First letter of the Book's title
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name



Teotihuacán

T ~ The Young Elites by Marie Lu 5-1-2018 | 3*
E ~ Elena in The Awakening by L.J. Smith 5-3-2018 | 3*
O ~ Ellen O'Connell | Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold 5-4-2018 | 4*
T ~ The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella 5-16-2018 | 3*
I ~ Ilona Andrews | Magic Strikes 5-16-2018 | 4*
H ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 5-19-2018 | 4*
U ~ Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri 5-10-2018 | 4*
A ~ Jennifer Ashley | Rules for a Proper Governess 5-3-2018 | 4*
C ~ Gail Carriger | Soulless 5-5-2018 | 3*
A ~ Agatha Christie | The Big Four 5-5-2018 | 3*
N ~ The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 5-13-2018 | 3*


message 13: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Thanks for joining Michelle!


message 14: by Chrystal (last edited Feb 23, 2019 07:16AM) (new)

Chrystal | 149 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Teotihuacán

T The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield finished 5/6/18
E Elizabeth Fremantle ( Queen's Gambit ) finished 7/16/2018
O Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys finished 8/5/18
T Sabaa Tahir ( An Ember in the Ashes ) finished 10/23/18
I The Invention of Fire by Bruce Holsinger finished 2/16/2019
H Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford finished 8/2/18
U Underground Man by Milton Meltzer finished 7/25/18
A Margaret Atwood ( MaddAddam ) finished 7/2/2018
C Charles Graeber ( The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder ) finished 6/11/18
A Audacity by Melanie Crowder finished 8/31/18
N Jennifer A. Nielsen ( The Shadow Throne ) finished 10/30/18


message 15: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Have fun Chrystal!


message 16: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 04, 2018 02:55PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Mexico City S*P*E*L*L Out
Begins: 01May18 / Ends: 31May18


7 / 7 completed

(Forcing Encouraging myself to get a Z and two O's)

Zócalo
Z - ZOLA is main char in The Rooster Bar ✔ – 01May18
O - Origin ✔ – 10May18
C - Charles Graeber / The Good Nurse ✔ – 05May18
A - Anne Tyler / A Spool of Blue Thread ✔ – 15May18
L - Little Fires Everywhere ✔ – 17May18
O - O'DELL, Scott / Island of the Blue Dolphins ✔ - 01June18
.


message 17: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments LOL...good luck BC!!!


message 18: by Amanda A (last edited May 27, 2018 01:44PM) (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 10/10


M - Priceless by Shannon Mayer 5/6
E - World After by Susan Ee 5/1
X - xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan 5/27
I - The Immortal's Redemption by Kelli Ireland 5/7
C - Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis 5/2
O - Lazy Love by Kirsten Osbourne 5/4
C - Come Away with Me by Kristen Proby 5/8
I - It Started With a Kiss by Marina Adair 5/7
T - Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson 5/3
Y - The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates 5/5


message 19: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Welcome Amanda!


message 20: by Tanya (last edited May 31, 2018 10:08AM) (new)

Tanya | 19 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1st-May31st
Completed: 5/6

I will try to spell MUSEUM.

Mysterious The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 05/25/18 ****
Undead Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 05/11/18 ****
Sabrina Positively Pricked by Sabrina Stark 05/19/18 *****
Evalynne Brown Bag Murder by Evalynne Shaw 05/16/18 ***
U
Mustang Mustang: A Mountain Man Romance by S. Cook 05/21/18 ***


message 21: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Welcome Tanya!


Michelle's Empty Nest (mlundy5) | 141 comments Done :)


Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 11/11



***FINISHED 5-19-2018***


You can use any of the following to complete a letter:
1. First letter of the Book's title
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name



Teotihuacán

T ~ The Young Elites by Marie Lu 5-1-2018 | 3*
E ~ Elena in The Awakening by L.J. Smith 5-3-2018 | 3*
O ~ Ellen O'Connell | Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold 5-4-2018 | 4*
T ~ The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella 5-16-2018 | 3*
I ~ Ilona Andrews | Magic Strikes 5-16-2018 | 4*
H ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling 5-19-2018 | 4*
U ~ Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri 5-10-2018 | 4*
A ~ Jennifer Ashley | Rules for a Proper Governess 5-3-2018 | 4*
C ~ Gail Carriger | Soulless 5-5-2018 | 3*
A ~ Agatha Christie | The Big Four 5-5-2018 | 3*
N ~ The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 5-13-2018 | 3*


message 23: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Way to go Michelle!!


Michelle's Empty Nest (mlundy5) | 141 comments Thanks, Jan! :)


message 25: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 10/10


M - Priceless by Shannon Mayer 5/6
E - World After by Susan Ee 5/1
X - xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan 5/27
I - The Immortal's Redemption by Kelli Ireland 5/7
C - Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis 5/2
O - Lazy Love by Kirsten Osbourne 5/4
C - Come Away with Me by Kristen Proby 5/8
I - It Started With a Kiss by Marina Adair 5/7
T - Nerd in Shining Armor by Vicki Lewis Thompson 5/3
Y - The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates 5/5


message 26: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Terrific job Amanda!!


message 27: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments I'm all done with this one!

Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
9/9

Words to Choose From
E - The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 5/22/18**
L - LANE from: Michelangelo's Ghost by Gigi Pandian 5/15/18****
*
P - Quicksand by Gigi Pandian 5/2/18***
E - The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg 5/17/18****
N - Nightbird by Alice Hoffman 5/2/18****
D - Unlucky by Jana Deleon 5/7/18*
U - Under Lock & Key by Sam Short 5/4/18****
L - The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen 5/7/18****
O - A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden 5/14/18***

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Michelangelo's Ghost (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #4) by Gigi Pandian Quicksand (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #3) by Gigi Pandian The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg Nightbird by Alice Hoffman Unlucky by Jana Deleon Under Lock & Key (Water Witch Cozy Mystery #1) by Sam Short The Boleyn King (Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen A Drop in the Ocean by Jenni Ogden


message 28: by Tanya (new)

Tanya | 19 comments That second U got the better of me, lol! Oh well, better luck next month!

Mexico City Spell Out
May 1st-May31st
Completed: 5/6

I will try to spell MUSEUM.

Mysterious The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 05/25/18 ****
Undead Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 05/11/18 ****
Sabrina Positively Pricked by Sabrina Stark 05/19/18 *****
Evalynne Brown Bag Murder by Evalynne Shaw 05/16/18 ***
U
Mustang Mustang: A Mountain Man Romance by S. Cook 05/21/18 ***


message 29: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Us are hard Tanya!! Nice job :)


message 30: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 813 comments Thanks for a great Challenge!

Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018


1. First letter of the Book's title
2. First letter of the Author's first or last name
3. First letter of a Main Character's first or last name

*For X, Y or Z this month - as long as the letter is in one of the above it will work.

El Pendulo
E - Exclusive Sandra Brown - 5/30
L - Mackenzie's Pleasure Linda Howard - 5/2
P - Chasing Perfection: Vol. III M.S. Parker - 5/11
E - Char - Embry - American Prince Sierra Simone - 5/18
N - Red Dirt Heart 2 N.R. Walker - 5/13
D - The Dom with a Safeword Cari Silverwood - 5/25
U - Unraveled Helen Hardt - 5/26
L - High Country Bride Linda Lael Miller - 5/3
O - One Plus One Jojo Moyes - 5/31
Exclusive by Sandra Brown Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard Chasing Perfection Vol. III (Chasing Perfection, #3) by M.S. Parker American Prince (New Camelot Trilogy, #2) by Sierra Simone Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt, #2) by N.R. Walker The Dom with a Safeword (Badass Brats, #1) by Sorcha Black Unraveled (Steel Brothers Saga, #9) by Helen Hardt High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller One Plus One by Jojo Moyes


message 31: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Great challenge work Karen!


message 32: by Sam (last edited Nov 13, 2018 08:53PM) (new)


message 33: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Welcome Sam!!


message 34: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 04, 2018 02:55PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Update message # 16 - Finished 1 day late, but finished!

Mexico City S*P*E*L*L Out
Begins: 01May18 / Ends: 31May18


7 / 7 completed

(Forcing Encouraging myself to get a Z and two O's)

Zócalo
Z - ZOLA is main char in The Rooster Bar ✔ – 01May18
O - Origin ✔ – 10May18
C - Charles Graeber / The Good Nurse ✔ – 05May18
A - Anne Tyler / A Spool of Blue Thread ✔ – 15May18
L - Little Fires Everywhere ✔ – 17May18
O - O'DELL, Scott / Island of the Blue Dolphins ✔ - 01June18


message 35: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Whoo-hoo BC!!


message 36: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 494 comments Finally got that X book!

Mexico City Spell
Timeframe: 5/1/18 to 5/31/18
10/10

M - Author Laurelin McGee - Love Struck - 5/9/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
E - Author Emily March - Heartache Falls - 6/12/18 ♥♥♥
X - X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥
I - The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy - 5/12/18 ♥♥♥♥
C - Author Agatha Christie - The Secret Adversary - 5/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
O - One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison - 6/3/18 ♥♥♥
C - Author Pamela Clare - Unlawful Contact - 5/11/18 ♥♥♥
I - Author Alyssa Rose Ivy - Soar - 5/19/18 ♥♥♥♥
T - Take Me Deeper by Jackie Ashenden - 5/20/18 ♥♥♥♥
Y - Author Beth Yarnall - Rush - 6/24/18 ♥♥♥

Love Struck (Miss Match, #2) by Laurelin McGee Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs, #3) by Emily March X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence #1) by Agatha Christie One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison Unlawful Contact (I-Team, #3) by Pamela Clare Soar (The Empire Chronicles, #1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy Take Me Deeper (Texas Bounty, #1) by Jackie Ashenden Rush (Pleasure at Home, #1) by Beth Yarnall

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/17/18*****


message 37: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Whoo-hoo!! Way to go Connie!!


message 38: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Good job, Connie (And I'm making a note of your 'X' book for future reference ...)


message 39: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 494 comments Not sure it would be your thing, BC. Opal Carew is quick and easy to read, but she is definitely erotica-to-the max. Kind of like watching a porn movie, but in book form.


message 40: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Connie N. wrote: "Not sure it would be your thing, BC. Opal Carew is quick and easy to read, but she is definitely erotica-to-the max. Kind of like watching a porn movie, but in book form."

Oh my!!


message 41: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Connie N. wrote: "Not sure it would be your thing, BC. Opal Carew is quick and easy to read, but she is definitely erotica-to-the max. Kind of like watching a porn movie, but in book form."

Okay ... I'll take that under advisement. I'm not easily shocked, but that's not my usual reading material.


message 42: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments LOL!!


message 43: by Connie N. (new)

Connie N. | 494 comments LOL, but it's hard to resist an "X" book with an "O" author, isn't it?


message 45: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Nicely done Sam!!


message 46: by Bev(baglady) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 314 comments finished

Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018


ZOCALO
Z - Diane Zahler Baker's Magic 06/20/18
O - Of Beast and Beauty Stacey Jay 05/24/18
C - Christina Diaz Gonzalez The Red Umbrella 05/01/18
A - Ashley Royer Remember to Forget 05/03/18
L -Lana Krumwiede Freakling 05/14/18
O - On Two Feet and Wings Abbas Kazerooni 05/31/18


message 47: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Another one done Bev...yay!!


message 48: by Chrystal (new)

Chrystal | 149 comments done

Mexico City Spell Out
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Teotihuacán

T The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield finished 5/6/18
E Elizabeth Fremantle ( Queen's Gambit ) finished 7/16/2018
O Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys finished 8/5/18
T Sabaa Tahir ( An Ember in the Ashes ) finished 10/23/18
I The Invention of Fire by Bruce Holsinger finished 2/16/2019
H Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford finished 8/2/18
U Underground Man by Milton Meltzer finished 7/25/18
A Margaret Atwood ( MaddAddam ) finished 7/2/2018
C Charles Graeber ( The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder ) finished 6/11/18
A Audacity by Melanie Crowder finished 8/31/18
N Jennifer A. Nielsen ( The Shadow Throne ) finished 10/30/18


message 49: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14227 comments Well done Chrystal!


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