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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18249 comments Mod
Here are your March 2019 Mini Challenges!


RULES

** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** A book can only be used once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (Seasonal, World Trip, Ultimate, etc.).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance, and can change your mind at any time if you do.

** Do as many as you are able and have fun!



1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.


message 2: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7351 comments Here's the current plan for March. My woman's business will most likely be a Kinsey Millhone book, just need to see what letter I'm at in March.

National Salesperson Day and International (Working) Women's Day:

National Dress in Blue Day, National Dress Day, National Ear Muff Day, and National Shoe the World Day: At the Drop of a Hat

Old Stuff Day: The Belles of Solace Glen

Middle Name Pride Day: Flamingo Fatale by Jimmie Ruth Evans

National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

At the Drop of a Hat (Hat Shop Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay The Belles of Solace Glen by Susan S. James Flamingo Fatale (Trailer Park Mystery #1) by Jimmie Ruth Evans


message 3: by Meg (last edited Mar 29, 2019 10:47PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1646 comments Thank, Heather!

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

Sweet Payback (Samantha Sweet #8) by Connie Shelton Sweet Payback

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones First Grave on the Right

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been *on your TBR shelf a long time*.

Death at the Wheel (Darcy Sweet, #12) by K.J. Emrick Death at the Wheel

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

Jayne Ann Krentz - Promise Not to Tell (Cutler, Sutter & Salinas #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Promise Not to Tell

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around sewing.

A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2) by Melissa Bourbon A Fitting End


message 4: by Michelle (last edited Mar 06, 2019 01:36PM) (new)

Michelle Munger | 104 comments I didn’t do well with February challenge but I will give March a go...

1. Character owns HER own business.... Dead as a Door Knocker (House-Flipper Mystery #1) by Diane Kelly
2. Some sort of clothing or accessory on cover..... A Veiled Deception (A Vintage Magic Mystery, #1) by Annette Blair
3. Book that has been on TBR shelf for a long time... Devil May Ride (A Ghost Dusters Mystery, #2) by Wendy Roberts Finished 3/6/19
4. Read a book by an author who uses three names.... The Ghost of Mistletoe Mary by Sue Ann Jaffarian
5. Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.... Death by Committee (Abbey McCree Mystery #1) by Alexis Morgan Finished 3/3/19


message 5: by Brenda (last edited Mar 13, 2019 09:39PM) (new)

Brenda | 2987 comments March 2019 Mini Challenge

4/4


1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

Shadows Over Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees 5s 2/3/19

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

Into the Dark by J.A. Schneider 5s 3/3/19

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill 5s 12/3/19

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor 3.5s 14/3/19

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

Shadows Over Wongan Creek (Wongan Creek, #3) by Juanita Kees Into the Dark by J.A. Schneider Paving the New Road (Rowland Sinclair #4) by Sulari Gentill In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor


message 6: by Julesy (last edited Apr 07, 2019 08:26AM) (new)

Julesy | 1322 comments March 2019 mini challenge

Update: March 22
Progress: 4/5

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
Tastes Like Murder (Cookies & Chance Mystery, #1) by Catherine Bruns Tastes Like Murder by Catherine Bruns - March 22

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).
Soul Surrender (Zoe Donovan Mystery #14) by Kathi Daley Soul Surrender by Kathi Daley

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Woof (Bowser and Birdie #1) by Spencer Quinn Woof by Spencer Quinn - March 6

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid - March 17

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.
Death Threads (A Southern Sewing Circle, #2) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey Death Threads by Elizabeth Lynn Casey - March 24


message 7: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 23, 2019 04:29AM) (new)

MINI CHALLENGE
DURATION: Mar 19. COMPLETED: 5/5.

✓1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business: Fowl Play by P. Bodi. 3/10.
✓2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover: A Veiled Deception by Annette Blair. 3/9.
✓3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile: A Pour Way to Dye by Tim Myers. 3/23.
✓4. Read a book by an author who uses three names: Pretty is as Pretty Dies by Elizabeth Spann Craig. 3/7.
✓5. Read a book that revolves around sewing: Larceny And Lace by Annette Blair. 3/12.
Fowl Play (Pet Palace #1) by P. Bodi A Veiled Deception (A Vintage Magic Mystery, #1) by Annette Blair A Pour Way to Dye (Soapmaking Mystery #2) by Tim Myers Pretty is as Pretty Dies (Myrtle Clover Mysteries, #1) by Elizabeth Spann Craig Larceny And Lace (A Vintage Magic Mystery, #2) by Annette Blair


message 8: by Patrizia (last edited Mar 23, 2019 09:26AM) (new)

Patrizia | 224 comments I'm in.

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales 23 March; 4★
A Stew to a Kill (A Callie's Kitchen Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Jenny Kales

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).
Royally Dead by Greta McKennan 12 March; 4 1/2★
Royally Dead (A Stitch in Time Mystery Book 3) by Greta McKennan

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Group, Photo, Grave by Joanna Campbell Slan 15 March; 4★
Group, Photo, Grave (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #8) by Joanna Campbell Slan

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).
Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith 7 March; 5★
Murder with Cinnamon Scones (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #2) by Karen Rose Smith

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.
Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan 21 March; 5★
Death by Committee (Abby McCree Mystery #1) by Alexis Morgan


message 9: by Paula (last edited Mar 25, 2019 11:28AM) (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 61 comments March 2019 Mini Challenges!
Progress: 2/5

1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
All Roads Lead To Murder - DONE
2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover
Cocoa and Chanel
3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Take the Monkeys and Run
4. Read a book by an author who uses three names
Good, Clean, Murder - DONE
5. Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.
Tie Died

All Roads Lead To Murder (Old Maids of Mercer Island Mystery Book 4) by Lynn Bohart Cocoa and Chanel (Chanel, #1) by Donna Joy Usher Take the Monkeys and Run (Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, #1) by Karen Cantwell Good, Clean, Murder (Plain Jane Mystery #1) by Traci Tyne Hilton Tie Died (Quilting Cozy #1) by Carol Dean Jones


message 10: by Sandy (last edited Mar 26, 2019 06:55PM) (new)

Sandy | 132 comments MINI CHALLENGE
DURATION: Mar 19. COMPLETED: 0/5.

1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business: Bones To Pick 3/14/19
2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover:
3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile: A Palette for Murder 3/26
4. Read a book by an author who uses three names:
5. Read a book that revolves around sewing:


message 11: by Amber (last edited Mar 13, 2019 06:03PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 109 comments 1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing. Remnants of Murder 03.13.19

Remnants of Murder (A Southern Sewing Circle, #8) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey


message 12: by Gary (last edited Apr 01, 2019 03:04PM) (new)

Gary Sundell | 2265 comments Progress 4/5

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

Murder & Marble Cake (Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries, #1) by Nancy McGovern Murder & Marble Cake by Nancy McGovern Finished March 22, 2019.

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

Fearless in High Heels (High Heels, #6) by Gemma Halliday Fearless in High Heels by Gemma Halliday Finished March 13, 2019.

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

Witch World by Andre Norton Witch World by Andre Norton. This has been in my collection unread since the late 1960s. Finished April 1, 2019.

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

The Return of Tarzan (Tarzan, #2) by Edgar Rice Burroughs The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs Finished March 21, 2019

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

Forget Me Knot (A Quilting Mystery) by Mary Marks Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks
I will get to this eventually.


message 13: by Betty (last edited Mar 25, 2019 10:54AM) (new)

Betty | 106 comments March 2019 Mini Challenge
I've read: 2/5

1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business. March 07
Wine's Up? by Wendy Meadows
Wine's Up? (Rosemary Harbor #1) by Wendy Meadows

2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover.
Rescued By A Kiss by Colleen Mooney
Rescued By A Kiss (The New Orleans Go Cup Chronicles, #1) by Colleen Mooney

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Only the Truth by Pat Brown
Only the Truth by Pat Brown

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names.
Unbreakable Bonds by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
Unbreakable Bonds (Angela Panther, #2) by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing. March 20
Grandma's Wedding Quilts: The Prequel by Kate Cambridge
Grandma's Wedding Quilts The Prequel (Grandma's Wedding Quilts #0.5) by Kate Cambridge


message 14: by Beverly (last edited Mar 21, 2019 10:06PM) (new)

Beverly (bjbixlerhotmailcom) | 2336 comments Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
A Scandal in Scarlet by Vicki Delany (03/16)

Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover.
Missing by Lisa Harris (03/09)

Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon (03/21)

Read a book by an author who uses three names.
Cold Case by Julia Platt Leonard (03/12)

Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.
Elizabeth's Constellation Quilt by Olivia Fu (03/01)

A Scandal in Scarlet (A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, #4) by Vicki Delany Missing (The Nikki Boyd Files, #2) by Lisa Harris Tangled Webs (Men of Valor, #3) by Irene Hannon Cold Case by Julia Platt Leonard Elizabeth's Constellation Quilt by Olivia Fu


message 15: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3842 comments Mod
My gosh, we are almost in March! I'll join the challenge and I'll write down my books as I finish them... or when I finish the challenge, as usual.


message 16: by Shaz (last edited Mar 14, 2019 06:07PM) (new)

Shaz (zabooksihaveread) | 26 comments MARCH MINI CHALLENGES - COMPLETED - 15 March 2019


1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

Uniformly Dead by Greta McKennan

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

Wreath of Deception by Mary Ellen Hughes

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks

The Plot Is Murder (Mystery Bookshop, #1) by V.M. Burns Uniformly Dead (A Stitch in Time Mystery #1) by Greta McKennan Dying to Read (The Cate Kinkaid Files, #1) by Lorena McCourtney Wreath of Deception (Craft Corner, #1) by Mary Ellen Hughes Forget Me Knot (A Quilting Mystery, #1) by Mary Marks

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message 17: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 22, 2019 03:56PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 392 comments In! This is always one of my favorite challenges! ***** FINISHED 03/22/19******

1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business. Doom with a View

2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue). Chaos, Desire & A Kick-Ass Cupcake (A Sophie Katz Murder Mystery, #7) by Kyra Davis

3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time. Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria

4. Read a book by an author who uses three names. Tough Cookie Diane Mott Davidson

5. Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing. Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker


message 18: by Tari (last edited Mar 23, 2019 07:19AM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 185 comments I'll grab my spot and post as I read. These themes will fit the cozies I love to read!
1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business: Live and Let Chai (A Seaside Cafe Mystery #1) by Bree Baker
2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover: A Fitting End (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery #2) by Melissa Bourbon
3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile: Lemon Meringue Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #4) by Joanne Fluke
4. Read a book by an author who uses three names: Decluttered and Dead (Lily Sprayberry Realtor #2) by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson by Carolyn Ridder Aspenson
5. Read a book that revolves around sewing: Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum (Quilting)


message 19: by Brandi Babcock (last edited Mar 21, 2019 11:43PM) (new)

Brandi Babcock | 17 comments This looks fun, I think I'll partake. I love doing these kinds of challenges with cozy mysteries :)

1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business:
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon
2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover:
Nearly Departed in Deadwood (Deadwood, #1) by Ann Charles
3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile:
Bless Her Dead Little Heart (Southern Ladies Mystery #1) by Miranda James
4. Read a book by an author who uses three names:
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
5. Read a book that revolves around sewing:
Takes place in an Amish Quilt Shop but includes some knitting and crocheting too.

Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman


message 20: by Rishika (new)

Rishika Aggarwal | 6 comments You know what, I'll try this! Maybe I can do it in concert with the 12 Towers Challenge, using some common books? IDK, let's see - fingers crossed I get it done!

1. Read a book in which a character owns her own business:
2. Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover:
3. Read the oldest book in your TBR pile:
4. Read a book by an author who uses three names:
5. Read a book that revolves around sewing:

(As an aside, maybe I should have waited a couple of days to read the book I just finished today, since it would work for the first of the mini challenges perfectly :P)


message 21: by Shala (new)

Shala | 30 comments I completely failed in February. As of today, I didn't finish a single book! However, I'm hoping March is better so I will sign up for three of these challenges.

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.


message 22: by Amanda A (last edited Apr 04, 2019 07:16AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 79 comments March Mini Challenge
Completed: 5/5


1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
Collared For Murder (Pet Boutique, #3) by Annie Knox 3/3

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).
Lowcountry Bordello (Liz Talbot Mystery #4) by Susan M. Boyer 3/10

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Visions in Death (In Death, #19) by J.D. Robb 3/11

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names.
Cookin' the Books by Amy Patricia Meade 3/31

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.
Death by Committee (Abby McCree Mystery #1) by Alexis Morgan 3/19


message 23: by Nell (last edited Mar 22, 2019 03:45AM) (new)

Nell | 1163 comments March Mini Challenge

All Shall Be Well (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #2) by Deborah Crombie The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #3) by Julia Quinn

National Salesperson Day and International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

National Dress in Blue Day: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Old Stuff Day: All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie

Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names.

National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.


message 24: by JennH (last edited Mar 16, 2019 03:40PM) (new)

JennH | 546 comments March 2019 Mini Challenges

✔1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center 3/11/18

✔2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).
Well-Tempered Clavicle by Piers Anthony 3/15/19
Well-Tempered Clavicle (Xanth, #35) by Piers Anthony

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

How to Walk Away by Katherine Center Well-Tempered Clavicle (Xanth, #35) by Piers Anthony


message 25: by Becky (last edited Mar 23, 2019 10:00AM) (new)

Becky | 228 comments 1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue). If You've Got It, Haunt Itby Rose Presseycompleted 3-4

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith). The Darling Dahlias and the Poinsettia Puzzle by Susan Wittig Albertcompleted 3-23-19

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.


message 26: by Trish (last edited Mar 27, 2019 09:05AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 286 comments I thought I'd claimed my post before, but apparently not, so here goes.

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

The Fast and the Furriest, Sofie Ryan - 19/03/19
The main character owns and runs a repurpose store

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

Crime Seen, Victoria Laurie - 27/03/19
Shoes on the cover

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

It Happened One Knife, Jeffrey Cohen – 11/03/19
Been on the TBR since April 2009

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names.

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café, Alexander McCall Smith - 20/03/19

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

Pleating for Mercy, Melissa Bourbon - 26/03/19

1. The Fast and the Furriest (Second Chance Cat Mystery, #5) by Sofie Ryan , 2. Crime Seen (Psychic Eye Mystery, #5) by Victoria Laurie , 3. It Happened One Knife (Double Feature Mystery #2) by Jeffrey Cohen , 4. The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith , 5. Pleating for Mercy (A Magical Dressmaking Mystery, #1) by Melissa Bourbon


message 27: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2987 comments Finished :)

March 2019 Mini Challenge

4/4


1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.

Shadows Over Wongan Creek by Juanita Kees 5s 2/3/19

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue).

Into the Dark by J.A. Schneider 5s 3/3/19

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.

Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill 5s 12/3/19

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith).

In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor 3.5s 14/3/19

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.

Shadows Over Wongan Creek (Wongan Creek, #3) by Juanita Kees Into the Dark by J.A. Schneider Paving the New Road (Rowland Sinclair #4) by Sulari Gentill In a Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor


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Brenda— Not going to try for the fifth? 😀


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Brenda | 2987 comments Heather I don't have any quilting/sewing books in my huge pile of books unfortunately. I did look to see if Nancy Haddock had another one out (a favourite author!) but none due :( I'd welcome any recommendations though :)


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Congrats, Brenda! And about quilting/sewing, I've just read Wedding Duress, and I like this series quite a lot.


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Meg (makeli2) | 1646 comments Mary Marks has a very good quilting series. I will be on #5 next month. For the March mini I'm probably reading the second in Melissa Bourbon's Magical Dressmaking series.


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Brenda | 2987 comments Thanks Marisa and Meg :) I'll check them out!


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Meg wrote: "Mary Marks has a very good quilting series. I will be on #5 next month. For the March mini I'm probably reading the second in Melissa Bourbon's Magical Dressmaking series."

I like a lot Meliss Bourbon's series, but I've read it all :(


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Gary Sundell | 2265 comments Finished my second book, but it looks unlikely that I will get all 5 read this month.


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Gary Sundell | 2265 comments Finished my third book.


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Gary, perhaps you don't read five, but it's going to be a good score, for sure. It already is.


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Tari (thann) | 185 comments Update to message 18: it's a wrap! :)


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Gary Sundell | 2265 comments Marisa wrote: "Gary, perhaps you don't read five, but it's going to be a good score, for sure. It already is."

I am working on my second book in the serial read challenge in another group. Sadly neither Stephanie Plum book 3 or 4 filled a category in this challenge. With luck I will get to 4 of 5, looks like the quilting mystery will not get finished.


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Patrizia | 224 comments Done!

March 2019 Mini Challenge

1. March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business.
A Stew to a Kill by Jenny Kales 23 March; 4★
A Stew to a Kill (A Callie's Kitchen Cozy Mystery Book 4) by Jenny Kales

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover.
Royally Dead by Greta McKennan 12 March; 4 1/2★
Royally Dead (A Stitch in Time Mystery Book 3) by Greta McKennan

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time.
Group, Photo, Grave by Joanna Campbell Slan 15 March; 4★
Group, Photo, Grave (Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery, #8) by Joanna Campbell Slan

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names.
Murder with Cinnamon Scones by Karen Rose Smith 7 March; 5★
Murder with Cinnamon Scones (Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery #2) by Karen Rose Smith

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing.
Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan 21 March; 5★
Death by Committee (Abby McCree Mystery #1) by Alexis Morgan


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Meg (makeli2) | 1646 comments Congrats, Tari and Patrizia!


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Congrats to Tari and Patrizia. I’m still on 4/5–might just get there!


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Brenda | 2987 comments Good job finishers :)


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Patrizia | 224 comments Thank you!


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Congrats, Tari! Congrats, Patrizia!


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Gary wrote: "Marisa wrote: "Gary, perhaps you don't read five, but it's going to be a good score, for sure. It already is."

I am working on my second book in the serial read challenge in another group. Sadly n..."


I had to leave the serial challenges. It's difficult for me to read book in a series without being in the mood of it.


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Gary Sundell | 2265 comments Marisa wrote: "Gary wrote: "Marisa wrote: "Gary, perhaps you don't read five, but it's going to be a good score, for sure. It already is."

I am working on my second book in the serial read challenge in another g..."


April may be my last for a bit. Sometimes I need a longer break between books in the same series.


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Julesy | 1322 comments Marisa wrote: "I had to leave the serial challenges. It's difficult for me to read book in a series without being in the mood of it."

Same with me. Plus I cannot read series books back to back. I need at least a couple of months in between.


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Julesy | 1322 comments Heather L wrote: "Congrats to Tari and Patrizia. I’m still on 4/5–might just get there!"

I'm 4/5 as well but definitely won't get there!


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Julesy wrote: "Marisa wrote: "I had to leave the serial challenges. It's difficult for me to read book in a series without being in the mood of it."

Same with me. Plus I cannot read series books back to back. I ..."


Same with me. It's very strange when I can read them back to back.


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Susan Wardzala | 44 comments Here are my reads for March:

March Mini Challenge:

March 1 is National Salesperson Day and March 8 is International (Working) Women's Day: Read a book in which a character owns her own business. Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton (Accounting Consultant Business)

2. March 1 is National Dress in Blue Day, March 6 is National Dress Day, March 13 is National Ear Muff Day, and March 15 is National Shoe the World Day: Read a book that depicts some sort of clothing or accessory on the cover (and no, it does NOT have to be blue). Past Perfect by Zanna MacKenzie

3. March 2 is Old Stuff Day: Read the oldest book in your TBR pile, or that has been on your TBR shelf a long time. Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett and Richard Layman

4. March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day: Read a book by an author who uses three names (e.g.: Susan Wittig Albert, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Jennifer David Hesse, Mary Ellen Hughes, Alexander McCall Smith). - Foreclosed (Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries #1) by Traci Tyne Hilton

5. March 16 is National Quilting Day: Read a book that revolves around quilting or sewing – An Ominous Death: A St. Rose Senior Guild Mystery by Annette Mahon

A fun Month!


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