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message 1: by Anne ✨ (last edited Feb 10, 2019 05:59PM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments ------------------------------------
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Let's get to know each other through this spell-it-out challenge, where you will read books to match letters spelling out word(s) about you.

Starts: Anytime
Ends: When you're done. You can choose to do ALL four word items, or choose only one or two, it's your challenge!

For matching the books to the letter, you can use the first word of the title of the book (excluding A, An, The), or the first or last initial of the author, or the first or last initial of a main character. (see example below). (Letter X is a tough one - so you can use a word anywhere in the title or in a series name, or on the book cover etc)

1. SPELL OUT where you live
- You can use any of town, city, country, attraction, or any defining word about where you live. (ie. London, Eiffel Tower, Canada, Taj Mahal, Lake Geneva, loft, farm, desert, schoolhouse, ranch, studio, downtown, etc)

2. SPELL OUT a favorite book, or author, or character, or genre
(ie. Harry Potter, Neil Gaiman, Pride and Prejudice, Science Fiction). -You can exclude articles like a, an, and, the, in, on, etc from the book titles

3. SPELL OUT a favorite activity, hobby, or food you like (other than reading)
(ie. travel, movies, cooking, playing soccer, volunteering, chocolate, fostering cats, coffee, etc)

4. SPELL OUT out any word that relates to you, or is meaningful to you in ANY way
(ie. rainbow, green, city living, love, hope, twins, new zealand, cactus, maple leaf, pi, giggle, laughter, sister, dream, diary, journal, audiobooks, friendship, 'pet's name', ) - limitless possibilities for this one :)

You can do this in ANY ORDER for the words/matching books. You can choose to do ALL four word items, or choose only one or two, it's your challenge!

Example:
S - Someday, Someday, Maybe
P - The Pillars of the Earth
R - The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordian
I - Inferno
N - The Hidden Staircase , Nancy Drew (character)
G - Stardust by Neil Gaiman


message 2: by joanna (new)

joanna (nnewt) | 33 comments This sounds so cool, I’d love to do it :)


message 3: by Amber M. (last edited Feb 06, 2019 01:30PM) (new)

Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 169 comments

Ok, I need another annual challenge to direct me, when I don't know which book to choose next... So I'm going to make this one do the job! Here goes :)

Where You Live: 12/16

O:
L: Linger, Maggie Stiefvater - 1/20/19
Y: Year One, Nora Roberts - 1/26/19
M: Sinner, Maggie Stiefvater - 1/28/19
P:
I: It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover - 1/6/19
C: Pines, Blake Crouch - 1/1/19

P:
E: Edgar Cayce's Story of Karma, Mary Ann Woodward - 1/3/19
N: Stardust, Neil Gaiman - 1/5/19
I: Iron and Magic, Ilona Andrews - 2/6/19
N: Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel - 1/31/19
S: Sleep, Merel, Sleep, Silke Stein - 1/2/19
U:
L: A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park - 1/24/19
A: Air Ferrets Aloft, Richard Bach - 1/5/19

Favorite Genre: 2/14

S: Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater - 1/16/19
C:
I:
E:
N:
C:
E:

F: Forever, Maggie Stiefvater - 1/2/19
I:
C:
T:
I:
O:
N:

Favorite Activity (other than reading!): 1/5

R: Rescue Ferrets at Sea, Richard Bach - 1/16/19
E:
I:
K:
I:

Favorite Hobby: 3/7

D: Time's Convert, Deborah Harkness - 2/4/19
A: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green - 1/10/19
N:
C:
I:
N:
G: The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen, Alan Garner - 1/8/19

Favorite Food: 2/7

A: The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan - 1/13/19
V: Vox, Christina Dalcher - 1/12/19
O:
C:
A:
D:
O:

Meaningful Words: 2/25
(My kids' names!)

K:
A:
I:
A:

M:
I:
C:
A:

G:
L:
E:
N:
N:

V:
A:
U:
G:
H: The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas - 1/18/19
N:

W: The Wild Robot, Peter Brown - 1/14/19
A:
L:
T:
E:
R:

Total: 22/74


A: 9 6 ~ C: 7 6 ~ D: 2 1 ~ E: 6 5 ~ F: 1 ~ G: 3 2 ~ H: 1 ~ I: 10 8 ~ K: 2 ~ L: 4 2 ~ M: 2 1 ~ N: 9 7 ~ O: 4 ~ P: 2 ~ R: 2 1 ~ S: 2 ~ T: 2 ~ U: 2 ~ V: 2 ~ W: 1 ~ Y: 1


message 4: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments Amber M. wrote: "
Ok, I need another annual challenge to direct me when I don't know which book to choose next... So I'm going to make this one do the job! Here goes :)..."


That's a GREAT list of words, and will be so fun to choose books towards! LOVE IT! I'm not sure how you find time for reading with 5 kids though 🤣


message 5: by Jazzy (last edited Jun 10, 2019 08:00AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments SPELL IT OUT
32/34

1. Where I live
✅N: Candy Is Dandy: The Best of Ogden Nash - Ogden Nash ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅E: Drop-Out - Jeannette Eyerly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅W: Native Son - Richard Wright ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅C: The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅A: All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅S: Soldier on the Hill - Jackie French ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅T: A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅L: The Peppercorn Tree - Jill Lovett ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅E: Esther's Inheritance - Sándor Márai ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Candy Is Dandy The Best of Ogden Nash by Ogden Nash Drop-Out by Jeannette Eyerly Native Son by Richard Wright The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Soldier on the Hill by Jackie French A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens The Peppercorn Tree by Jill Lovett Esther's Inheritance by Sándor Márai

2. My Favourite Genre
✅L: Les Misérables - Victor Hugo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅I: I Am a Cat - Sōseki Natsume ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅T: Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅E: Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson - Emily Dickinson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅R: Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅A: Archivist on a Bicycle: Jiří Fiedler - Ruth Ellen Gruber ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅T: Boyhood - Leo Tolstoy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅U: The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith - Peter Carey ⭐⭐⭐
✅R: Twelve Angry Men - Reginald Rose ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
E:
The Mummy Case - Elizabeth Peters

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo I Am a Cat by Natsume Sōseki Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Archivist on a Bicycle Jiří Fiedler by Ruth Ellen Gruber Boyhood by Leo Tolstoy The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey Twelve Angry Men (Student Editions) by Reginald Rose The Mummy Case (Amelia Peabody, #3) by Elizabeth Peters

3. Something I Like
✅G: Queen of the Flowers - Kerry Greenwood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
U:
Ulysses - James Joyce
✅I: The Same Old Story - Ivan Goncharov ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅T: Ted and Sylvia - Emma Tennant ⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅A: Ambulance Girls - Deborah Burrows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅R: Psycho - Robert Bloch ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅S: Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Queen of the Flowers (Phryne Fisher, #14) by Kerry Greenwood Ulysses by James Joyce The Same Old Story by Ivan Goncharov Ted and Sylvia by Emma Tennant Ambulance Girls (Ambulance Girls #1) by Deborah Burrows Psycho by Robert Bloch Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

4. What I Named My Kitten:
✅G: The Castlemaine Murders - Kerry Greenwood⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅A: The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅V: The Fur Hat - Vladimir Voinovich ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅R: A Raisin In The Sun - Lorraine Hansberry ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅O: The Book of Tea - Kakuzō Okakura ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅C: 4.50 from Paddington - Agatha Christie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅H: The History of Don Quixote, Vol.2-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
✅E: A Girl Like Me - Jeannette Eyerly ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, #13) by Kerry Greenwood The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The Fur Hat by Vladimir Voinovich A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura 4.50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8) by Agatha Christie The History of Don Quixote, Volume 2, Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra A Girl Like Me by Jeannette Eyerly



message 6: by Amber M. (new)

Amber M. McCarter (mommyultd) | 169 comments Anne ✨ wrote: "Amber M. wrote: "
Ok, I need another annual challenge to direct me when I don't know which book to choose next... So I'm going to make this one do the job! Here goes :)..."

That's a GREAT list of words, and will be so fun to choose books towards! LOVE IT! I'm not sure how you find time for reading with 5 kids though 🤣"


I just sacrifice sleep to the cause ;)


message 7: by Chloe (last edited Aug 15, 2019 01:52PM) (new)

Chloe Matthews (chloee_matthews) Here's my progress!

Spell out where you live (9/9):
W What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
O And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness
R Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling
C Coraline by Neil Gaiman
E Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
S Poison by Sarah Pinborough
T Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
E The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid; main character Evelyn.
R Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling

Spell out a favourite book (8/8):
T They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
W Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
I The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han; main character Isabelle.
L Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Lemon
I It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
G The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
H Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K Rowling
T That Boy by Jillian Dodd

Spell out your favourite food (9/9):
C The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
H Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
O The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
C Caraval by Stephanie Garber
O Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
L Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
A The Polar Bear Explorers' Club by Alex Bell
T That Wedding by Jillian Dodd
E Every Day by David Levithan

Spell out any word that relates to you (9/10):
A An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
C Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
C Falling Through Clouds by Anna Chilvers
O
U Up Close and Personal by Leonie Fox
N Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
T That Baby by Jillian Dodd
I If I Stay by Gayle Forman
N The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
G Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


message 8: by Anne ✨ (last edited May 12, 2019 06:52PM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments COMPLETED 31/31

1. Where I live: 6/6
A: Adam Savage What Happens Next? Conversations from MARS 01/19/19
U: Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea 03/06/2019
S: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 01/10/19
T: Rob Thomas , Mr. Kiss and Tell 01/31/19
I: In Cold Blood 01/22/2019
N: Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century 03/01/2019

2. A Favorite Book: 9/9
T: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line 01/27/19
A: All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood 02/13/2019
O: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats 01/11/19

O: Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer 01/25/19
F: The Familiars 03/16/19

P: Serhii Plokhy, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe 01/03/19
O: Yōko Ogawa , The Housekeeper and the Professor 01/03/19
O: Okakura Kakuzo , The Book of Tea 01/17/2019
H: Elizabeth Holmes (main character) , Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup 01/14/19

3. A Favorite Activity: 6/6
H: Samuel Hill (main character), The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell 02/07/19
I: Isle of 100,000 Graves 05/04/19
K: Mary Robinette Kowal, The Calculating Stars 02/02/19
I: Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love 05/07/19
N: The Night Olivia Fell 03/03/19
G: David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI 02/08/19

4. Meaningful Words: (my kids names) 10/10
C: Changeling 01/17/19
H: Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns 01/07/19
A: Katherine Arden, The Winter of the Witch 01/12/19
S: Sloth at the Zoom 02/08/19
E: Elma York (main character), The Calculating Stars 02/02/19

A: Aisling Conroy (main character), The Ruin 02/06/19
I: I Capture the Castle 05/12/19
D: The Dreamers 01/24/19
A: Alex Michaelides , The Silent Patient 02/16/19
N: Nathan Bright (main character) The Lost Man 02/23/19


message 9: by Jazzy (last edited Feb 23, 2019 03:59PM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments I've chosen all my books, and so far have read 4/35 :)

Some are very long books, so we'll see how it goes!

update: 12/35


message 10: by Anne ✨ (last edited Feb 23, 2019 06:20AM) (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments I'm down to 8 more books, but I need 4 I's, 2 N's, 1 F and 1 U
I'm going to have to dig deep into my TBR to find those 😂


message 11: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments I: Ivan Turgenev...<3


message 12: by Chloe (new)

Chloe Matthews (chloee_matthews) I've completed 23/36 of my letters. I need 1 A, 2 Es, 3 Is, 1 L, 3 O's, 1 N, 1 U and 1W.... maybe I picked some difficult words!


message 13: by Anne ✨ (new)

Anne ✨ Finds Joy (annefindsjoy) | 718 comments I finally got my 3 I's read, and I'm now complete 31/31 😃🤸‍♀️🎉


message 14: by Syndi Siahaan (last edited Jun 16, 2019 08:42PM) (new)

Syndi Siahaan | 122 comments SPELL IT OUT Challenge

Where I Live:
B - The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
A - Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
N
D
U
N
G

Favorite Genre:
M
Y
S - Johanna Spyri, Heidi
T
E
R - The Rat Stone Serenade by Denzil Meyrick
Y

Favorite Food:
N
A
S
I

G
O
R - The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø
E
N
G

Meaningful Words:
W
I
N
D

B
R
E
E
Z
E

The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1) by Michael Connelly The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Heidi by Johanna Spyri The Rat Stone Serenade (DCI Daley, #4) by Denzil Meyrick The Redeemer (Harry Hole, #6) by Jo Nesbø


message 15: by Jazzy (last edited Jun 10, 2019 08:01AM) (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments Anne ✨ wrote: "I finally got my 3 I's read, and I'm now complete 31/31 😃🤸‍♀️🎉"

Well done Anne! I have 31/34 so far. x

make that 32/34!


message 16: by Chloe (new)

Chloe Matthews (chloee_matthews) I have 3 challenges to go - 2 Os and 1 I. I can do this!


message 17: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) | 494 comments That's super Chloe!


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