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message 1: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (last edited Aug 14, 2009 10:08AM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments With our Armchair Travelers challenge wrapping up by next month, I think it's time for another quarterly challenge.

This one is called It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge.

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Here are the instructions and categories:

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs, dogs, dogs
2. cats, cats, cats
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats
4. fish/es
5. bird/s
6. reptile/s
7. amphibian/s
8. insect/s
9. legendary or mythical (dragons, unicorns, dinosaurs, etc)

Bonus category:
(not needed to complete the challenge)
Any human and creature combination (ex: weres, shifters, mermaids/mermen, centaurs, satyrs, etc)

Questions or tentative lists can be posted anytime, but challenge does not begin until the 1st of September.

Hope you'll have fun with this one.


message 2: by Toni (last edited Aug 15, 2009 02:42PM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Here is a tentative list.

1. Dog - A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
2. Cat - Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World
3. Any mammal (not dog/cat) - Moo (pig)
4. Fish - Double Whammy
5. Bird - The Hunger Games
6. Reptile - Echoes of the Fourth Magic (lizard)
7. Amphibian - The Wind in the Willows (frog)
8. Insect - Along Came a Spider
9. Legendary/mythical creature - The Girl the Dragon Tattoo

Bonus: Nightlife (half human-half vampire)


A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1) by Thomas E. Sniegoski Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Moo by Jane Smiley Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins Echoes of the Fourth Magic (The Chronicles of Ynis Aielle, #1) by R.A. Salvatore The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Grahame Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Book 1) by James Patterson [image error]

Nightlife (Cal Leandros, Book 1) by Rob Thurman


message 3: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 22, 2009 06:03PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3534 comments I hope I can complete this one.

1. dog...Dancing With Werewolves by Carole Nelson Douglas 10/11
2. cat...Tiger by Jeff Stone 11/15
3. mammal...The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais 10/5
4. fish...Fish Out of Water by MaryJanice Davidson 10/1
5. bird...Raven's Strike by Patricia Briggs 9/1
6. reptile...8th Confession by James Patterson 10/25 (murder weapon is a snake)
7. amphibian...TBD
8. insect...Don't Die, Dragonfly by Linda Joy Singleton
9. mythical...Silver's Edge by Anne Kelleher(Fae) 10/24
10. human/creature...Swimming Without a Net by Mary Janice Davidson 9/2(mermaid)

Dancing With Werewolves (Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, Book 1) by Carole Nelson Douglas Tiger (5 Ancestors) by Jeff Stone The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole, #1) by Robert Crais Fish Out of Water (Fred the Mermaid, #3) by MaryJanice Davidson Raven's Strike (Raven Set, #2) by Patricia Briggs The 8th Confession (Women's Murder Club #8) by James Patterson Don't Die, Dragonfly (The Seer, #1) by Linda Joy Singleton Silver's Edge (Reader's Choice) by Anne Kelleher Swimming Without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson



message 4: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Aug 15, 2009 08:37AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 0 comments Subject to whim and changes, here's what I'm planning. Seven books are rereads although I havn't read the five Imponderables books for so long I've probably forgotten most of them. There are 3 newer Imponderables books I don't have that would fit 2 of the categories (Why do Pirates like Parrots?/fish and Do Elephant's Jump?/mammal) but was trying not to buy any books for this (and my library doesn't have any Imponderables books, although they do have the P.G. Wodehouse book).

1. dog...When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth? An Imponderables Book by David Feldman
2. cat...The Cat-nappers (A Jeeves and Wooster story) by P.G. Wodehouse
3. mammal...What Are Hyenas Laughing At Anyway? An Imponderables' Book by David Feldman
4. fish...When Do Fish Sleep? An Imponderables' Book by David Feldman
5. bird...Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables' Book by David Feldman
6. reptile...Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Basilisk)
7. amphibian...Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (aka J.K. Rowling)
8. insect...Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? And Other Fearless Investigations into Our Illogical Language by David Feldman
9. mythical...Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (Dinosaurs)

Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables' Book by David Feldman When Do Fish Sleep? An Imponderables' Book  by David Feldman When Did Wild Poodles Roam the Earth? An Imponderables Book by David Feldman Who Put the Butter in Butterfly? And Other Fearless Investigations into Our Illogical Language by David Feldman What Are Hyenas Laughing At Anyway? by David Feldman Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton


message 5: by Shannon (last edited Aug 14, 2009 10:59PM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) | 303 comments Here's my tentative list:

1. dogs, dogs, dogs: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
2. cats, cats, cats: Mortal Seductions by Allyson James
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
4. fish/es: Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson
5. bird/s: Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead
6. reptile/s: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. Green
7. amphibian/s: Dragon's Breath (Tales of the Frog Princess, Book 2) by E.D. Baker
8. insect/s: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane

Bonus category - Any human and creature combination (satyrs): Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber

Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Mortal Seductions by Allyson James The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson [image error] Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (Nightside, #6) by Simon R. Green [image error] [image error] Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane Nicholas (The Lords of Satyr #1) by Elizabeth Amber


message 6: by Angie (new)

Angie | 755 comments Do the dogs and cats have to be domesticated or can they be the bigger and wilder versions such as wolves and lions?


message 7: by Kasia (new)

Kasia I would say wild stuff goes


message 8: by BJ Rose (last edited Aug 28, 2009 03:43PM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments Another challenge - I'm definitely certifiable!

It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs: The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
2. cats: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
3. mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London (horse on cover)
4. fish/es: Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay
5. bird/s: One Man's Love by Karen Ranney (birds on cover)
6. reptile/s: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
7. amphibian/s: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
8. insect/s: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Throne of Jade:Temeraire by Naomi Novik

Bonus category: (not needed to complete the challenge)
Any human and creature combination (ex: shifters, mermaids/mermen): The Dream Thief by Shana Abe


Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, Book 2) by Julia London Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay One Man's Love Book One of The Highland Lords by Karen Ranney The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters James and the Giant Peach by Karey Kirkpatrick Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik The Dream Thief (Drakon, #2) by Shana Abé The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2) by Elizabeth Peters


message 9: by Annvelwis (last edited Sep 29, 2009 06:08AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Looks like a great challenge. My very tentative list:

Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie The Wallflower (Halle Pumas, #1) by Dana Marie Bell Love Bites (Argeneau #2) by Lynsay Sands Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mystery, #4) by Charlaine Harris Krokodyl z kraju Karoliny by Joanna Chmielewska The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley Lord of the Flies by William Golding Date Me, Baby, One More Time (Immortally Sexy, Book 1) by Stephanie Rowe Caine by Blayne Edwards

1. dogs, dogs, dogs
Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie 16-09
2. cats, cats, cats
The Wallflower by Dana Marie Bell 09-09
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats
Love Bites by Lynsay Sands 13-09
4. fish/es
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan 29-09
5. bird/s
Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
6. reptile/s
Krokodyl z kraju Karoliny by Joanna Chmielewska 16-09
7. amphibian/s
The Princess and the Frog from The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley 11-09
8. insect/s
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 25-09
9. legendary or mythical (dragons, unicorns, dinosaurs, etc)
Date Me, Baby, One More Time by Stephanie Rowe 28-09
Bonus category: Any human and creature combination
Caine by Blayne Edwards 08-09


message 10: by Kasia (new)

Kasia It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge (Sept 1 - Nov 30)


My tentative selection:

1. dogs: The Sea-Wolf
2. cats: Practical Magic
3. other mammals: Riders of the Purple Sage or Oryx and Crake or Rabbit Run or The King Must Die
4. fish:
5. birds: Grave Secret or Oryx and Crake or The Plague of Doves or The Sparrow or My Side of the Mountain or The Thorn Birds or The Crow Road
6. reptiles:
7. amphibians:
8. insects: Luna
9. mythical creatures: His Majesty's Dragon or Eragon or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


The Sea-Wolf (Dover Thrift Editions) by Jack London Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood Rabbit, Run by John Updike The King Must Die A Novel by Mary Renault Grave Secret (Harper Connelly Mystery, #4) by Charlaine Harris Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood The Plague of Doves A Novel by Louise Erdrich The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, Book 1) by Jean Craighead George The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough The Crow Road by Iain M. Banks Luna by Julie Anne Peters His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, #1) by Naomi Novik Eragon (Inheritance, #1) by Christopher Paolini [image error] The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

Bonus (human hybrid): The Einstein Intersection


message 11: by Angie (new)

Angie | 755 comments My very tentative list:

1. Castle of the Wolf – Sandra Schwab
2. Blood Drive - Jeanne C Stein
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats - TBC
4. fish/es -TBC
5. Touch of Darkness – Christina Dodd
6. The Night Serpent – Anna Leonard
7. amphibian/s - TBC
8. Dragonfly In Amber – Diana Gabaldon
9. Dragon's Lair – Denise Lynn
Bonus category: TBC

Castle of the Wolf by Sandra Schwab Blood Drive (Anna Strong, Book 2) by Jeanne C. Stein Touch of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 2) by Christina Dodd The Night Serpent (Silhouette Nocturne) by Anna Leonard Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Dragon's Lair (Silhouette Nocturne) by Denise Lynn


message 12: by Melissa (last edited Nov 01, 2009 06:04PM) (new)

Melissa | 1243 comments 5/10 completed


1. dog - Dog Days by John Levitt
2. cat - Summon the Keeper by Tanya Huff* * *
3. mammal - Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs* * * *
4. fish - Aphrodite's Secret by Julie Kenner
5. bird - Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
6. reptile - Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton* * * *
7. amphibian - Water Song A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" by Suzanne Weyn* * * * *
8. insect - Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
9. mythical - Kiss of Fate by Deborah Cooke
bonus(mermaid) - Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast

Dog Days (Dog Days, #1) by John Levitt Summon the Keeper (Keeper's Chronicles, #1) by Tanya Huff Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Aphrodite's Secret by Julie Kenner Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4) by Charlaine Harris Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #3)  by Laurell K. Hamilton Water Song A Retelling of "The Frog Prince" by Suzanne Weyn Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr Kiss of Fate (Dragonfire, Book 3) by Deborah Cooke Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning, #1) by P.C. Cast


message 14: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Nov 20, 2009 06:14AM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1062 comments This is my list:
COMPLETED 5/10 11.20
1. DOGS: Finding Mr. Right - Emily Carmichael
2. CATS: Into the Wild - Erin Hunter COMPLETED 11.20
3. ANY MAMMAL: Taming Lord Renwick - Jeanne Savory COMPLETED 09.06
4. FISH: Sleeping with the Fishes - MaryJanice Davidson
5. BIRD: Hoot - Carl Hiaasen COMPLETED 09.01
6. REPTILE: Where the Heart Is - Elizabeth Lowell
7. AMPHIBIAN: The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame COMPLETED 10.30
8. INSECTS: Firefly Summer - Maeve Binchy
9. LEGENDARY/MYTHICAL: Brisinger - Christopher Paolini
BONUS: The New Moon - Stephanie Meyer COMPLETED 11.06

Finding Mr. Right by Emily Carmichael Into the Wild (Warriors, #1) by Erin Hunter Taming Lord Renwick (Zebra Regency Romance) by Jeanne Savery Fish Out of Water (Fred the Mermaid, #3) by MaryJanice Davidson Hoot by Carl Hiaasen Where the Heart Is by Elizabeth Lowell
Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy New Moon (Twilight Saga, #2) by Stephenie Meyer


message 15: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (thehopelessbibliophile) | 201 comments Tentative list:
1. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
2. Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
3. The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
4. Swimming without a Net by MaryJanice Davidson
5. The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
6. Storm Born by Richelle Mead
7. You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs by Laurie Graff
8. Butterfly by Kathryn Harvey
9. Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
10. Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong (9/29!)

Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Book 1) The Hob's Bargain Swimming Without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, #2) [image error] [image error] You Have To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs (Red Dress Ink) Butterfly Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld, #10)


message 16: by Mel W (last edited Aug 31, 2009 10:20AM) (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments I'll join in. Not much of a list yet but I'll add to it as I go along :)

1. dogs -
2. cats - Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
3. mammals - Splendid by Julia Quinn
4. fish -
5. bird - Heart of Fire by Linda Howard
6. reptile -
7. amphibian -
8. insect -
9. legendary or mythical -

Bonus: - Shadow of the Moon by Rebecca York

Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Splendid (Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia Quinn Heart of Fire by Linda Howard Shadow of the Moon (Moon series, Book 6) by Rebecca York


message 17: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments First One Done! Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik

It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs: The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
2. cats: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
3. mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London (horse on cover)
4. fish/es: Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay
5. bird/s: One Man's Love by Karen Ranney (birds on cover)
6. reptile/s: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
7. amphibian/s: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
8. insect/s: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Throne of Jade:Temeraire by Naomi Novik Sept. 5

Bonus category: (not needed to complete the challenge)
Any human and creature combination (ex: shifters, mermaids/mermen): The Dream Thief by Shana Abe


Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, Book 2) by Julia London Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay One Man's Love Book One of The Highland Lords by Karen Ranney The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog (Amelia Peabody, #7) by Elizabeth Peters Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters James and the Giant Peach by Karey Kirkpatrick The Dream Thief (Drakon, #2) by Shana Abé The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2) by Elizabeth Peters


message 18: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany | 25 comments This one looks really good. I'll be making my list later today when I look through my books. :)


message 19: by Tiffany (last edited Dec 02, 2009 08:44AM) (new)

Tiffany | 25 comments I'm going to have to change my list, I'm in Ohio visiting my family for a few weeks and I absolutely Love the library out here. Time to catch up on some library reading. ;)
List so far:
1. dogs: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs DONE 11/18/2009
2. cats: Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn DONE 11/05/2009
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats: Doomwyte Redwall #20 by Brian Jacques
4. fish/es
5. bird/s: In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez DONE 11/30/2009
6. reptile/s:
7. amphibian/s
8. insect/s
9. legendary or mythical:

Bonus category:

Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, Book 1) by Carrie Vaughn In the Company of Ogres by A. Lee Martinez Doomwyte (Redwall, #20) by Brian Jacques


message 20: by Shannon (last edited Sep 04, 2009 10:34PM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) | 303 comments 1. dogs, dogs, dogs: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
2. cats, cats, cats: Mortal Seductions by Allyson James
3. any kind of mammals: The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
4. fish/es: Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson
5. bird/s: Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead - 9/4 - ★ ★ ★ ★
6. reptile/s: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. Green
7. amphibian/s: Dragon's Breath (Tales of the Frog Princess, Book 2) by E.D. Baker
8. insect/s: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane

Bonus category - Any human and creature combination (satyrs): Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber

READ
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TO READ
Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Mortal Seductions by Allyson James The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (Nightside, #6) by Simon R. Green [image error] [image error] Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane Nicholas (The Lords of Satyr #1) by Elizabeth Amber

ALSO READ
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message 21: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Tiffany wrote: "Are we allowed nonfiction?
..."



Any book that will fit the category and you would like to read will do. So yes, non-fiction is allowed.



message 22: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Sep 06, 2009 06:06PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1062 comments This is my list:
COMPLETED 2/10 09.06
1. DOGS: Finding Mr. Right - Emily Carmichael
2. CATS: Into the Wild - Erin Hunter
3. ANY MAMMAL: Taming Lord Renwick - Jeanne Savory COMPLETED 09.06
4. FISH: Fish Out of Water - MaryJanice Davidson
5. BIRD: Hoot - Carl Hiaasen COMPLETED 09.01
6. REPTILE: Where the Heart Is - Elizabeth Lowell
7. AMPHIBIAN: The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
8. INSECTS: Firefly Summer - Maeve Binchy
9. LEGENDARY/MYTHICAL: Brisinger - Christopher Paolini
BONUS: The New Moon - Stephanie Meyer




message 23: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments 1/9 done - Sept 6

1. dogs -
2. cats - Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
3. mammals - Splendid by Julia Quinn 7/9
4. fish -
5. bird - Heart of Fire by Linda Howard 3/9
6. reptile -
7. amphibian -
8. insect -
9. legendary or mythical -

Bonus: - Shadow of the Moon by Rebecca York

Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Splendid (Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia Quinn Heart of Fire by Linda Howard Shadow of the Moon (Moon series, Book 6) by Rebecca York


message 24: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments Two Down! Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs: The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
2. cats: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
3. mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London (horse on cover)
4. fish/es: Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay
5. bird/s: One Man's Love by Karen Ranney (birds on cover)
6. reptile/s: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
7. amphibian/s: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
8. insect/s: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Sept. 8
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Throne of Jade:Temeraire by Naomi Novik Sept. 5

Bonus category: (not needed to complete the challenge)
Any human and creature combination (ex: shifters, mermaids/mermen): The Dream Thief by Shana Abe




message 25: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments 3/9 done - Sept 6

1. dogs - Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd 10/9
2. cats - Burning Wild by Christine Feehan
3. mammals - Splendid by Julia Quinn 7/9
4. fish -
5. bird - Heart of Fire by Linda Howard 3/9
6. reptile -
7. amphibian -
8. insect -
9. legendary or mythical -

Bonus: - Shadow of the Moon by Rebecca York

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1) by Christina Dodd Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Splendid (Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia Quinn Heart of Fire by Linda Howard Shadow of the Moon (Moon series, Book 6) by Rebecca York


message 26: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments 3 Done! Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters

It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs: The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
2. cats: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
3. mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London (horse on cover)
4. fish/es: Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay
5. bird/s: One Man's Love by Karen Ranney (birds on cover)
6. reptile/s: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
7. amphibian/s: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters Sept. 12
8. insect/s: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Sept. 8
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Throne of Jade:Temeraire by Naomi Novik Sept. 5

10. Bonus category: (not needed to complete the challenge): Any human & creature combination (ex: shifters, mermaids/mermen): The Dream Thief by Shana Abe





message 27: by Shannon (last edited Sep 12, 2009 03:40PM) (new)

Shannon (theholyterror) | 303 comments 2 DOWN, 8 TO GO

1. dogs, dogs, dogs: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs - 9/12 - ★ ★ ★ ★
2. cats, cats, cats: Mortal Seductions by Allyson James
3. any kind of mammals: The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs
4. fish/es: Sleeping with the Fishes by MaryJanice Davidson
5. bird/s: Storm Born (Dark Swan, #1) by Richelle Mead - 9/4 - ★ ★ ★ ★
6. reptile/s: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. Green
7. amphibian/s: Dragon's Breath (Tales of the Frog Princess, Book 2) by E.D. Baker
8. insect/s: Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane

Bonus category - Any human and creature combination (satyrs): Nicholas by Elizabeth Amber

READ
[image error] Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs

TO READ
Mortal Seductions by Allyson James The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (Nightside, #6) by Simon R. Green [image error] [image error] Breath of Fire by Tammy Kane Nicholas (The Lords of Satyr #1) by Elizabeth Amber

ALSO READ
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message 28: by Mel W (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments 4/9 done - Sept 15

1. dogs - Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd 10/9
2. cats - Burning Wild by Christine Feehan 15/9
3. mammals - Splendid by Julia Quinn 7/9
4. fish -
5. bird - Heart of Fire by Linda Howard 3/9
6. reptile -
7. amphibian -
8. insect -
9. legendary or mythical -

Bonus: - Shadow of the Moon by Rebecca York

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1) by Christina Dodd Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Splendid (Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia Quinn Heart of Fire by Linda Howard Shadow of the Moon (Moon, #6) by Rebecca York


message 29: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Nov 23, 2009 11:42AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 452 comments It's a Jungle Picks:

Dogs: Hush Puppy by Laurien Berenson FINISHED 10.20

Cats: Black Hills by Nora Roberts FINISHED 9.24

Mammals: Discovering Pig Magic by Julie Crabtree FINISHED 11.23

Fish: Saving Fish from Drowning A Novel by Amy Tan

Bird: An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod FINISHED 10.10

Reptile: Endangered Species by Nevada Barr

Amphibian: The Chocolate Frog Frame-Upby Joanna Carl FINISHED 11.02

Insect: The Butterfly Hunter Adventures of People Who Found Their True Calling Way Off the Beaten Path by Chris Ballard

Mythical: Song of the Wanderer by Bruce Coville

Bonus Human/Creature: Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris

FINISHED:

Black Hills by Nora Roberts An Owl Too Many (Peter Shandy Mysteries) by Charlotte MacLeod Hush Puppy (Melanie Travis Mysteries, #6) by Laurien Berenson The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up (Chocoholic Mystery, Book 3) by JoAnna Carl Discovering Pig Magic by Julie Crabtree


message 30: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1700 comments I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish this one with all the other challenges I'm working on, but I love animals so much I have to give it a shot.:-)

Update 9/15
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats
Zack by Cheyenne McCray (bull & horse) (9/14)

Completed 1/9
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message 31: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments Julie (Mom2lnb) wrote: "I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish this one with all the other challenges I'm working on, but I love animals so much I have to give it a shot.:-)..."

Julie, I felt the same way, but we do have 3 months to finish, thank heaven!




message 32: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1700 comments Yes, thank goodness it is 3 months, BJ Rose, or I wouldn't have a chance. Reading as slow as I do, I've started strategically planning my reading, so that I can cross-post to as many categories as possible. Now if only all my books would fit as many challenges as the one I posted above, I'd be done in no time. I managed to fit it into 6 challenges (all 3 A-Zs, Lifetime of Books, Jungle, and Monthly). I think that's a record for me.:-)


message 33: by Kasia (new)

Kasia wow


message 34: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1700 comments Update 9/25
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats
Zack by Cheyenne McCray (bull & horse) (9/14)

5. bird/s
The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (9/23)

Completed 2/9
[image error] The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt


message 35: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Oct 03, 2009 04:42AM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments 1. Dogs - Dog People - Ruby Bartek - 27/09/09
2. Cats - Dead Cat Smell - Tara West - 15/09/09
3. Mammal - Taming a Sea-Horse - Robert B Parker - 12/09/09
4. Fish - TBD
5. Reptile - TBD
6. Bird/s - A Catskill Eagle - Robert B Parker - 11/09/09
7. Amphibian/s - TBD
8. Insect/s - Blowfly - Patricia Cornwell
9. Mythical - TBD

Bonus : Human + creature combo - Bitten - Kelley Armstrong -



message 36: by BJ Rose (last edited Sep 27, 2009 08:12PM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments 5/10 Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters The Dream Thief (Drakon, #2) by Shana Abé Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan


It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs: The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
2. cats: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan Sept. 27
3. mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London (horse on cover)
4. fish/es: Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay
5. bird/s: One Man's Love by Karen Ranney (birds on cover)
6. reptile/s: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters
7. amphibian/s: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters Sept. 12
8. insect/s: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Sept. 8
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Throne of Jade:Temeraire by Naomi Novik Sept. 5

10. Bonus: Human/creature combination: shifters: The Dream Thief by Shana Abe Sept. 21





message 37: by BJ Rose (last edited Sep 28, 2009 07:35PM) (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments 5 Done + Bonus! Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody, #1) by Elizabeth Peters Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2) by Elizabeth Peters

It's A Jungle Out There! Challenge

Duration: September 1, 2009 to November 30, 2009

Read a book that has the following "animals/creatures" on

1) its cover, and/or
2) part of the title, and/or
3) mentioned "prominently" in the story.

Categories:

1. dogs: The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters
2. cats: Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan Sept. 27
3. mammals excluding dogs and cats: The Perils of Pursuing a Prince by Julia London (horse on cover)
4. fish/es: Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay
5. bird/s: One Man's Love by Karen Ranney (birds on cover)
6. reptile/s: The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters Sept. 28
7. amphibian/s: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters Sept. 12
8. insect/s: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl Sept. 8
9. legendary or mythical (dragons): Throne of Jade:Temeraire by Naomi Novik Sept. 5

10. Bonus category: (not needed to complete the challenge): Any human & creature combination (ex: shifters, mermaids/mermen): The Dream Thief by Shana Abe Sept. 21




message 38: by Mel W (last edited Sep 29, 2009 02:01AM) (new)

Mel W (melw) | 981 comments 5/10 done - Sept 29

1. dogs - Scent of Darkness by Christina Dodd 10/9
2. cats - Burning Wild by Christine Feehan 15/9
3. mammals - Splendid by Julia Quinn 7/9
4. fish -
5. bird - Heart of Fire by Linda Howard 3/9
6. reptile -
7. amphibian -
8. insect -
9. legendary or mythical -

10. Bonus: - Shadow of the Moon by Rebecca York 29/9

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1) by Christina Dodd Burning Wild (Leopard People, #3) by Christine Feehan Splendid (Splendid Trilogy, #1) by Julia Quinn Heart of Fire by Linda Howard Shadow of the Moon (Moon, #6) by Rebecca York


message 39: by Toni (last edited Sep 29, 2009 06:57AM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Update 1/9

1. Dog - A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
2. Cat - Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World
3. Any mammal (not dog/cat) - Moo (pig) 9/26
4. Fish - Double Whammy
5. Bird - The Hunger Games
6. Reptile - Echoes of the Fourth Magic (lizard)
7. Amphibian - The Wind in the Willows (frog)
8. Insect - Along Came a Spider
9. Legendary/mythical creature - The Girl the Dragon Tattoo

Bonus: Nightlife (half human-half vampire)


A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1) by Thomas E. Sniegoski Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Moo by Jane Smiley Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen [image error] Echoes of the Fourth Magic (The Chronicles of Ynis Aielle, #1) by R.A. Salvatore The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Grahame Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Book 1) by James Patterson [image error]

Nightlife (Cal Leandros, #1) by Rob Thurman


message 41: by BJ Rose (new)

BJ Rose (bjrose) | 4413 comments OMG!!! Kasia! Congratulations!!

For myself, I'm glad I still have two more months, since 2 of the remaining ones are in other November challenges.


message 42: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Wow, Kasia...another challenge down!


message 43: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Thanks guys! This challenge sort of worked itself out without me trying much... No that I'm complaining.


message 44: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Thnx! I love your avarat. That abs are sure yummy ;D


message 45: by Annvelwis (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments All done.

Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie The Wallflower (Halle Pumas, #1) by Dana Marie Bell Love Bites (Argeneau #2) by Lynsay Sands Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan [image error] Krokodyl z kraju Karoliny by Joanna Chmielewska The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley Lord of the Flies by William Golding Date Me, Baby, One More Time (Immortally Sexy, Book 1) by Stephanie Rowe Caine by Blayne Edwards

1. dogs, dogs, dogs
Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie 16-09
2. cats, cats, cats
The Wallflower by Dana Marie Bell 09-09
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats
Love Bites by Lynsay Sands 13-09
4. fish/es
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan 29-09
5. bird/s
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 01-10
6. reptile/s
Krokodyl z kraju Karoliny by Joanna Chmielewska 16-09
7. amphibian/s
The Princess and the Frog from The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley 11-09
8. insect/s
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 25-09
9. legendary or mythical (dragons, unicorns, dinosaurs, etc)
Date Me, Baby, One More Time by Stephanie Rowe 28-09
Bonus category: Any human and creature combination
Caine by Blayne Edwards 08-09


message 46: by Kasia (new)

Kasia ;) You even did the bonus category. Congrats!


message 47: by Annvelwis (last edited Oct 01, 2009 03:46AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Thanks, Kasia. You were right: this challenge really works itself out :)


message 48: by Angie (new)

Angie | 755 comments October 1st update

1. Once A Wolf – Susan Krinard
2. Blood Drive - Jeanne C Stein
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats - TBD
4. fish/es - Card Sharks - Liz Maverick.
5. Touch of Darkness – Christina Dodd
6. The Night Serpent – Anna Leonard
7. amphibian/s - TBD
8. Naked In Death – J.D. Robb
9. Dragon's Lair – Denise Lynn
Bonus category: Damien - Jacquelyn Frank

Blood Drive (Anna Strong, Book 2) by Jeanne C. Stein Touch of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 2) by Christina Dodd [image error]


message 49: by Julianna (last edited Oct 01, 2009 07:13PM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 1700 comments Update 10/1
3. any kind of mammals excluding dogs and cats
Zack by Cheyenne McCray (bull & horse) (9/14)

5. bird/s
The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt (9/23)

8. insect/s
Nate's Anatomy by Roz Denny Fox (spider) (10/1)
(No cover available)

Bonus category:
Any human and creature combination (ex: weres, shifters, mermaids/mermen, centaurs, satyrs, etc)

"A Wulf's Curse" by Ronda Thompson (9/30)
(from Midnight Pleasures anthology)

Completed 3/9 + bonus
[image error] The Raven Prince (Princes Trilogy, #1) by Elizabeth Hoyt Midnight Pleasures (Includes Dark-Hunter, Related Books #2; Wild Wulfs of London, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 50: by Toni (last edited Nov 28, 2009 08:55AM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Update 5/9

1. Dog - A Kiss Before the Apocalypse 10/17
2. Cat - Dewey: The Small-Town Cat Who Touched the World 10/16
3. Any mammal (not dog/cat) - Moo (pig) 9/26
4. Fish - Double Whammy 11/27
5. Bird - The Hunger Games 11/17
6. Reptile - Echoes of the Fourth Magic (lizard)
7. Amphibian - The Wind in the Willows (frog) 10/2
8. Insect - Along Came a Spider 11/18
9. Legendary/mythical creature - The Girl the Dragon Tattoo 10/9

Bonus: Nightlife (half human-half vampire)


A Kiss Before the Apocalypse (Remy Chandler, #1) by Thomas E. Sniegoski Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Moo by Jane Smiley Double Whammy by Carl Hiaasen [image error] Echoes of the Fourth Magic (The Chronicles of Ynis Aielle, #1) by R.A. Salvatore The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Grahame Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, Book 1) by James Patterson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson

Nightlife (Cal Leandros, #1) by Rob Thurman


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