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message 1: by JoAnne (last edited Mar 14, 2019 06:11AM) (new)

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Object: The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

Read books for the tasks listed below. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points.

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

EXAMPLE:
TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies')

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA
Total: 1 point

You read a book set in Delaware (which is one of the 13 colonies) = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Delaware
Total: 3 points

Please keep a record of your points total at the top of your post.

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Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:

3-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Challenge Rules
*Please post a partial list of the challenge when you sign up.
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.


message 2: by JoAnne (last edited Apr 30, 2019 04:33AM) (new)

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Allison FINISHED - 27 points

Amina

Angie FINISHED - 24 points

✩Anna✩ FINISHED - 36 points

Anne FINISHED - 17 points

Banshee FINISHED - 129 points

Bonita FINISHED - 33 points

Celia FINISHED -16 points

Christina (AKA Babbling) FINISHED - 54 points

Claire FINISHED - 33 points

Debbie FINISHED - 21 points

Den FINISHED - 58 points

Diane ~Firefly~

Elle FINISHED - 79 points

Emelie FINISHED - 10 points

Ferenc FINISHED - 47 points

Frankie FINISHED - 22 points

Grace FINISHED - 37 points

Jess FINISHED - 14 points

Joann FINISHED - 80 points

JoAnne FINISHED - 81 points

JoAnne - Mod FINISHED - 40 points

Karen ♐ FINISHED - 20 points

Kat FINISHED - 33 points

LadyPorgana

Lily

Lizz FINISHED - 7 points

Marla FINISHED - 22 points

Mave

Megan FINISHED - 24 points

Melanie FINISHED - 26 points

Melike

Penni FINISHED - 45 points

Rina FINISHED - 111 points

Sandra FINISHED - 137 points - WINNER

Sarah E FINISHED - 37 points

Shash FINISHED - 98 points

Vittoria FINISHED - 40 points


message 3: by JoAnne (last edited Jan 22, 2019 05:38AM) (new)

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Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

31+ points - Fantastically Frosty
40/31+

TASKS:

1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
1 pt. - Jan 2006 Carved in Bone Jefferson Bass 1/1/19
1 pt. - March 2012 A Week to Be Wicked Tessa Dare 1/13/19
1 pt. - Jan 2018 Lee Sydney Landon 1/19/19

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1 pt. The Widow's Walk Carole Ann Moleti 12/25/18
1 pt. No Honor Among Thieves J.A. Jance 12/31/18
1 pt. Injustice For All J.A. Jance 1/9/19
1 pt. Nothing Stays In Vegas Elena Aitken 1/10/19

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
1 pt. An Unwilling Accomplice Charles Todd 1/5/19

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
3 pts. Mercy Falls (Cork O'Connor, #5) by William Kent Krueger William Kent Krueger 1/4/19

6. Pepper Pot Day - Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
1 pt. - Soup Thunder Bay William Kent Krueger 1/15/19

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
1 pt. Judgment Call J.A. Jance 12/28/18 p 121 ...Butch's special concoction-bacon, egg and tomato sandwiched...
1 pt. The Old Blue Line J.A. Jance 12/28/18 p 30 If bacon's gonna kill me, bring it on, the crisper the better.
1 pt. The Beach at Painter's Cove Shelley Noble 1/11/19 p 45 ...same side, Griffin eating a strip of bacon, gradually...
1 pt. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon Carolyn Keene 1/16/19 p 141 “First we’ll have bacon and cucumber soup,” Ned told the waiter.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
1 pt. The Viscount's Christmas Temptation Erica Ridley 12/24/18
3 pts. Mistletoe at Moonglow (Paige MacKenzie Mysteries, #2.5) by Deborah Garner Deborah Garner 12/26/18
1 pt. The Cowboy's Christmas Bride Cora Seton 12/27/18
1 pt. A Very Lucky Christmas Lilac Mills 1/7/19

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
3pts. The Enemy Lee Child 1/22/19

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
3 pts. Embattled Hearts J.M. Madden 12/24/18 (Lost and Found #1)
3 pts. Draw Cora Brent 1/8/19 (Gentry Boys #1)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
1 pt. - Hangover The Seductive Impostor Janet Chapman 12/29/18
1 pt. - Hangover Until Proven Guilty J.A. Jance 1/8/19

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
1 pt. Field of Bones (Joanna Brady, #18) by J.A. Jance J.A. Jance 1/14/19

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 pt. Bad News Cowboy Maisey Yates 1/2/19 p 131 She realized that now, an epiphany that had come at the very worst time.

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
1 pt. - Author's initials Pieces of Her Karin Slaughter 12/29/18
1 pt. - Author's initials Aidan Sydney Landon 1/18/19
1 pt. - Author's initials Playboy Katy Evans 1/20/19

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
1 pt. Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady, #16) by J.A. Jance J.A. Jance 12/31/18

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
1 pt. Happily Never After Jeaniene Frost 12/22/18 (Night Huntress #1.5)
1 pt. Sandpiper Cove Irene Hannon 12/23/18
1 pt. Nightflyers George R.R. Martin 1/14/19


18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


message 4: by Bonita (last edited Feb 20, 2019 05:36AM) (new)

Bonita | 728 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019


Levels:
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

33/31

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)

Impact: Great Leadership Changes Everything by Tim Irwin 12/30/18
pub 2/4/14
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke 1/6/19
pub 1/1/03
Shadow's Pleasure by Molle McGregor 1/13/19
pub 1/5/15
+The Minimalist Home: A Room-By-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life by Joshua Becker 1/17/19
pub 12/18
Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey 1/20/19
pub 12/7/15
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 1/22/19
pub 1/13/15
No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy 2/18/19
pub 1/1/10

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.

When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn 1/13/19
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 1/31/19
Night Prey by John Sandford 2/8/19

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

Dangerously Bad by Eden Bradley 1/31/19
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente 2/3/19

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

+Fat Cat At Large by Janet Cantrell 12/26/18
+Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch 12/28/18
+Forever and a Night by Lana Campbell 12/31/18
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene 1/2/19
+How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks 1/7/19
+Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout 1/24/19
+The Ghost of Marlow House by Bobbi Holmes 1/27/19

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Welcome Bonita!!


message 6: by Kat (last edited Feb 06, 2019 01:35PM) (new)

Kat Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

Points: 31

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 1/7/19 (first published March 2005)
Mythos Christos by Edwin Herbert 1/8/19 (Published Jan 1, 2016)
Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce, Portland, Maine, 1918 by Lois Lowry 1/10/19 (Published Jan 1, 2011)
The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris 1/23/19 (published Jan 8, 2019) 3 pts


2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells 12/29/18 (1 pt)
Wings by Aprilynne Pike 1/3/19 (1 pt)
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida 1/5/19 (1 pt)
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden 1/12/19 (1 pt)
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder 1/21/19 (1 pt)
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa 1/30/19 (1 pt)

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero 1/1/19 (1 pt)
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik 1/12/19
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels 1/15/19

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle 1/4/19 (3 pts)
And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle
6. Pepper Pot Day - Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve 1/2/19

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 1/1/19 (1 pt)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel 1/17/19 (2 pts)
The Giver by Lois Lowry 1/27/19 (1 pt)
Sweet as Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand 2/6/19 (2 pts)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon 1/19/19 (1 pt)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
I Should Have Honor: A Memoir of Hope and Pride in Pakistan by Khalida Brohi 1/13/19

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale by Jimmy Buffett 12/24/18 (1 pt)

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 12/27/18 (1 pt)
Heidi by Johanna Spyri 1/18/19 (1 pt)
A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett 1/20/19 (1 pt)

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


message 7: by Ferenc (last edited Mar 18, 2019 02:10AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1701 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019


Goal: 47/31+
Current level: 31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
1 point - The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott - 12/28/2018
Published February 21st 2012
1 point - The Stranded by Hugh Howey – 01/07/2019
Published January 14th 2012
3 points - Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas by Sara Richardson – 02/08/2019
Published December 18th 2018
1 point - The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen – 02/15/2019
Published March 16th 2010.
1 point - Sunstone Vol. 4 by Stjepan Šejić – 02/17/2019
Published February 24th 2016
1 point - Sunstone, Vol. 5 by Stjepan Šejić – 02/20/2019
Published January 18th 2017
3 points - The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – 02/23/2019
Published January 15th 2019
1 point - Lucifer, Vol. 2: Children and Monsters by Mike Carey – 03/08/2019
Published January 1st 2002.

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1 point - The Elements: A Very Short Introduction by Philip Ball - 12/26/2018
1 point - Eternity's Wheel by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves – 02/28/2019

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
1 point - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – 01/25/2019
1 point - Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois (editors) – 02/26/2019
1 point - The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King – 03/02/2019

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)
1 point - The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin – 01/14/2019 - Ice

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
3 points - Once Upon A Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn - 12/21/2018
Once Upon A Curse 17 Dark Faerie Tales by Yasmine Galenorn

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
1 point - Interworld by Neil Gaiman – 01/02/2019
3 points - Unorthodox Therapy by Lilah E. Noir – 02/03/2019
1 point - Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey – 02/24/2019
3 points - To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer – 03/09/2019

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 point Hajszőnyegszövők by Andreas Eschbach - 12/31/2018 - The God Emperor
1 point - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - 12/26/2018 - But one day I had an epiphany. (Kindle Location 3725)
1 point - KIN by Kealan Patrick Burke – 01/05/2019 - a sea of pain that had carried him to the shores of epiphany (Kindle Locations 2679-2680)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
1 point - The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves – 02/05/2019
Initials: N G
1 point - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – 02/07/2019
Set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 point - The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman – 2/13/2019
Initials: N G

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
1 point - Sunstone Vol. 2 by Stjepan Šejić Sunstone Vol. 2 by Stjepan Šejić – 01/08/2019
1 point - Sunstone Vol. 3 by Stjepan Šejić Sunstone Vol. 3 by Stjepan Šejić – 01/28/2019
1 point - Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen Playing with Fire by Tess Gerritsen – 02/19/2019

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
1 point - Condemn Me Not: Accused of Witchcraft by Heather B. Moore – 01/08/2019
1 point - Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – 01/13/2019
1 point - Chocolate Kisses by Judith Arnold – 02/10/2019
1 point - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – 02/12/2019
1 point - Brief Lives by Anita Brookner – 03/06/2019
1 point - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood – 03/18/2019

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Favorite genre: Fantasy
1 point - Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere by Mike Carey – 01/23/2019
1 point - Stardust by Neil Gaiman – 01/24/2019

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
1 point - Nulla Pont by Zoltán László – 01/29/2019
In one of the timelines Vizo, the president gets murdered by Ciasak.


message 8: by Elle (last edited Mar 16, 2019 07:06PM) (new)

Elle (elleay) | 1541 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Level: Fantastically Frosty (31+ points)
Points Earned: 79/31+

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar of any year.
(Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Nevermore | Dannika Dark - Jan 23 (pub. Jan 2019) - 3 points
In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire - Jan 30 (pub. Jan 2019) - 3 points
Two Witches and a Whiskey | Annette Marie - Feb 12 (pub. Feb 2019) - 3 points
99 Percent Mine | Sally Thorne - Feb 18 (pub. Feb 2019) - 3 points
One Apocalypse | Kristy Cunning - Mar 15 (pub. Dec 2018) - 3 points

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
The Word Collector | Peter H. Reynolds - Jan 25 - 1 point
Three Trials | Kristy Cunning - Mar 10 - 1 point
Two Kingdoms | Kristy Cunning - Mar 13 - 1 point

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. No need in order.
(Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, i.e. Long, Longer, Longest, Belong)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic | Alison Bechdel - Jan 30 - 1 point

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title.
(Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter.
(Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Read a book set during Christmas.
(Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
The Polar Express | Chris Van Allsburg - Mar 16 - 1 point

9. Read a book where characters attend a party.
(Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Pretty Face | Lucy Parker - Feb 26 - 1 point

10. Read a book that is first in a series
(Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Johannes Cabal #1 | Johannes Cabal the Necromancer | Jonathan L. Howard - Dec 22 (new series/author) - 3 points
Blood Stain, Volume 1 | Linda Šejić - Dec 22 (new series/author) - 3 points
Gunnie Rose #1 | An Easy Death | Charlaine Harris - Dec 25 (new series/author) - 3 points
New Species #1 | Fury | Laurann Dohner - Dec 29 (new series/author) - 3 points
Invincible, Vol. 1: Family Matters | Robert Kirkman - Dec 31 (new series/author) - 3 points
On Dublin Street #1 | On Dublin Street | Samantha Young - Jan 8 (new series/author) - 3 points
Heist Society #1 | Heist Society | Ally Carter - Jan 19 (new series/author) - 3 points
Nava Katz #1 | The Unlikeable Demon Hunter | Deborah Wilde - Jan 21 (new series/author) - 3 points
The Blood Servant #1 | The Blood Servant (The Blood Servant, #1). | Jessica Edwards - Feb 3 (new series/author) - 3 points
The Dark Side #1 | Four Psychos | Kristy Cunning - Feb 9 (new series/author) - 3 points
Academy of Assassins #1 | Academy of Assassins | Stacey Brutger - Feb 14 (new series/author) - 3 points
The Outcasts #1 | Dangerous | Minerva Spencer - Feb 23 (new series/author) - 3 points
Dream Man #1 | Mystery Man | Kristen Ashley - Mar 2 (new series/author) - 3 points

11. Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
Bloodrage | Helen Harper - Mar 7 - 1 point

12. Read a book with a bird on the cover.
(Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text.
The Prince and the Dressmaker | Jen Wang - Mar 16 - 1 point

14. Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in PA.
Octavia E. Butler | Dawn - Dec 27 - 1 point
Brandon Sanderson | Skyward - Jan 7 - 1 point
George Saunders | Fox 8 - Jan 31 - 1 point

15. Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s.
(Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Sarah Andersen | Herding Cats - Dec 27 - 1 point
Laurann Dohner | Slade - Dec 30 - 1 point
Kelly Jones | Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? - Dec 30 - 1 point
Maureen Johnson | The Madness Underneath Jan 31 - 1 point
Elle Kennedy | The Chase - Feb 2 - 1 point
Colleen Hoover | Ugly Love - Feb 7 - 1 point
Tina Connolly | The Last Banquet of Temporal Confections - Feb 27 - 1 point
Helen Harper | Blood Politics - Mar 8 - 1 point
Helen Harper | Bloodlust - Mar 9 - 1 point
Nidhi Chanani | Pashmina - Mar 16 - 1 point

18. Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Chu's Day | Neil Gaiman - Jan 24 (Chu taken to library) - 1 point

19. Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover.
(Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
The Black God's Drums | P. Djèlí Clark - Jan 12 - 3 points
"Maddi grá coming up, and they like to make everything look respectable to visitors - respectable for New Orleans anyway." pg. 8

20. Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


message 9: by Diane ~Firefly~ (last edited Mar 19, 2019 03:59PM) (new)

Diane ~Firefly~ | 112 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: December 21 2018 - March 19 2019
25 points

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in January of any year.
Freaky Hearts (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #3) by Amanda M. Lee by Amanda M. Lee - 1/14/19

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Indexing (Indexing, #1) by Seanan McGuire - 2/14/19
3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title.
Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake - 2/2/19
4. Read a book with a winter word in the title.
January Exposure by Sunny Benson by Sunny Benson - 12/23/18

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
A Darkness Absolute (Rockton, #2) by Kelley Armstrong - 3/19/19

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup (34%)
Much Ado About Magic (Enchanted, Inc., #5) by Shanna Swendson - 1/17/19
7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas.
The Cop Who Stole Christmas (Tall, Hot & Texan, #2) by Christie Craig - 1/21/19
9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 1/1/19

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Wrecking Ball (Hard to Love, #1) by P. Dangelico by P. Dangelico - 1/1/19

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover
Once Upon Stilettos (Enchanted, Inc., #2) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 12/29/18

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover.
Miss Frost Chills The Cheater (Jayne Frost, #6) by Kristen Painter - 2/1/19

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king Tamed (Dark Protectors, #6.5) by Rebecca Zanetti - 2/28/19

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2) by Libby Klein - 1/30/19

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a pig in the story.
Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1) by David Eddings - 2/27/19

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman
Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc., #1) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson - 12/28/18

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book with a purple, green or gold cover.
Marshmallow S'More Murder (Merry Wrath, #3) by Leslie Langtry - 2/22/19

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a character is stabbed with a knife.
Freaky Places (A Mystic Caravan Mystery, #5) by Amanda M. Lee - 1/24/19


message 10: by Lily (last edited Apr 16, 2019 03:26PM) (new)

Lily (lilygcs) | 122 comments 14 points - Super Seasonal


11/11 - finished Mar 9th

Published in December (Bonus: Dec 2018)... Christmas Homecoming by L.A. Witt - 1/30 - 3.5★
Title begins with letter in WINTER... Worlds Away by Alexa Land - 2/4 - 4.5★
Letters L O N G in title... Loving a Warrior by Melanie Hansen - 3/9 - 3.5★
Cover reminds me of winter... Christmas Prince by R.J. Scott - 1/20 - 3.5★
Set during Christmas... (Bonus: Christmas tree on cover)... The Magician's Angel by Jordan L. Hawk - 1/9 - 3.5★
First in a series (Bonus: New to me author)... Escaping Exile by Sara Dobie Bauer - 1/18 - 3★
Author's initials in GOBLERS KNOB... Believe by Garrett Leigh - 2/28 - 4★
Fire colored cover... Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux - 1/19 - 5★
Set in the late 1800s... Summerfield's Angel by Kim Fielding - 3/1 - 4★
Written by a woman... Rough Terrain by Annabeth Albert - 1/30 - 4.5★
From my favorite genre... A Little Bit like Love by Brooke Blaine - 3/1 - 4★


message 11: by Frankie (last edited Jan 31, 2019 01:18PM) (new)

Frankie Johnson | 1950 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels: 16-30 points - Winter Wonderful

10/10 Completed; 22pts. Finish!!

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018) 3pts.
Permission-T.M. Frazier 1/01/19
Permission (Perversion Trilogy, #3) by T.M. Frazier

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER. 1pt.
The Wrong Game-Kandi Steiner 1/25/19
The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.) 3pts.
Long Live the Beautiful Hearts-Emma Scott 1/25/19
Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts, #2) by Emma Scott

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title) 3pts.
Winter's Touch-Jamie Begley 12/21/18
Winter's Touch (The Last Riders, #8) by Jamie Begley

5. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.) 3pts.
Dirty Santa: A Holiday MC Romance-Daphne Loveling 12/25/18
Dirty Santa A Holiday MC Romance by Daphne Loveling

6. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party) 3pts.
N.Y.E.-Jessica Gadziala 12/24/18
N.Y.E. by Jessica Gadziala

7. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before) 3pts.
Truth or Beard-Penny Reid Winston Brothers Series #1: 1/29/19
Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1) by Penny Reid

8. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB. 1pt.
Kennedy Ryan-My Soul to Keep 1/31/19
My Soul to Keep (Soul, #1) by Kennedy Ryan

9. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman. 1pt.
Nicole Jacquelyn-Craving Absolution 1/19/19
Craving Absolution (The Aces, #3) by Nicole Jacquelyn

10. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.) 1pt.
Relentless Pursuit (New Orleans Connection)-Kathy Ivan 1/18/19
Relentless Pursuit (New Orleans Connection #2) by Kathy Ivan


message 12: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
Welcome Kat, Ferenc, Elle, Diane, Lily, Banshee and Frankie!!


message 13: by Claire (last edited Jan 30, 2019 01:12PM) (new)

Claire  | 285 comments sReading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

33/ 31

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
The Shock of the Fall The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer Nathan Filer 336 p. 2 december 2018 4 stars January 2015

The Poet X The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Elizabeth Acevedo 1 december 2018 4 stars
(Paperback edition The Poet X 361 p. ) March 2018

Wildernis (Aaron Falk, #2) by Jane Harper Wildernis Jane Harper 368 p. 4 december 2018 3 stars March 2018

Mandela Mandela by Donna Faulkner Donna Faulkner 212 p. 8 january 2018 3 stars
December 2017

⛄️2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Jules Verne 13 december 2018 4 stars

Wat je niet weet Wat je niet weet by Karen Cleveland Karen Cleveland 312 p. 16 january 2019 4stars

I'm Watching You I'm Watching You (Romantic Suspense, #3; Chicago, #2) by Karen Rose Karen Rose 484 p. 3 stars

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Mooi doodliggen Mooi doodliggen by A.F.Th. van der Heijden A.F.Th. van der Heijden 358 p. 17 january 2019 4 stars

⛄️4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)
Winter in Gloster Huis by Vonne van der Meer Winter in Gloster Huis Vonne van der Meer 101 p. 14 december 2018 3 stars
2 points

⛄️5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
De doodsvogel De doodsvogel by Samuel Bjørk Samuel Bjørk 352 p. 17 december 2018 4 stars
2 points

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before) 7 points

Mortal Engines Mortal Engines (The Hungry City Chronicles, #1) by Philip Reeve Philip Reeve 373 p. 4 january 2019 3 stars Bonus

Annihilation Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer Jeff VanderMeer 195 p. 2 january 2019 2 stars Bonus

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley The Seven Sisters Lucinda Riley 626 p. 7 january 2019 4 stars Bonus

A Drink Before the War A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro, #1) by Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane 282 p. 5 january 2019 4 stars

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

⛄️13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller 378 p. 19 december 2018 5 stars
Agamemnon
The Poisoned Crown The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, #3) by Maurice Druon Maurice Druon 294 p. 13/1/19 4 stars

⛄️14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB
That Darkness That Darkness by Lisa Black Lisa Black 363 p. 3 december 2018 3 stars



15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
Last Winter We Parted Last Winter, We Parted by Fuminori Nakamura Fuminori Nakamura 224 p.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)
The Turn of the Screw The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Henry James 176 p. 30 january 2019 3 stars

⛄️17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman
Moon Tiger Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively Penelope Lively 224 p. 16 december 2018 5 stars

De tweeling De tweeling by Tessa de Loo Tessa de Loo 480 p. 1/14/19 3 stars

Gevaarlijk spel Gevaarlijk spel by Liesbeth van Kempen Liesbeth van Kempen 304 p. 1 january 2019 1 star

Crudo Crudo by Olivia Laing Olivia Laing 1 january 2019 4 stars

Het duivelskind Het duivelskind by Maria Genova Maria Genova 224 p. 4 january 2019 1 star

The Collector The Collector (Ds Fitzroy 2) by Fiona Cummins Fiona Cummins 432 p. 2 january 3 stars

Zwart water by Corine Hartman Zwart water Corine Hartman 303 p. 8 january 2019 2 stars


Conversations with Friends Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Sally Rooney 336 p. 9 january 2019 5 stars

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

Shadowland (The Mediator, #1) by Meg Cabot Shadowland Meg Cabot 287 p. 1/13/19 2 stars

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife


message 14: by JoAnne (last edited Mar 04, 2019 12:15PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 1155 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels: 31+ points - Fantastically Frosty
Read 36 books; 81 points no page minimum DONE!

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King's Elite #2) by Virginia Heath The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King's Elite #2) by Virginia Heath 12/23/18 4.5stars (January 1, 2019)
Kappy King and the Pie Kaper (An Amish Mystery #3) by Amy Lillard Kappy King and the Pie Kaper (An Amish Mystery #3) by Amy Lillard 12/28/18 4stars (December 18, 2018)
In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) by Beth Kendrick In Dog We Trust (Black Dog Bay #5) by Beth Kendrick 1/5/19 4stars (January 8, 2019)
Christmas Camp Wedding (Christmas Camp #1.5) by Karen Schaler Christmas Camp Wedding (Christmas Camp #1.5) by Karen Schaler 1/6/19 3.5stars (January 8, 2019)
The Best of Us (Sullivan's Crossing, #4) by Robyn Carr The Best of Us (Sullivan's Crossing #4) by Robyn Carr 1/8/19 4stars (January 8, 2019)
The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown The Magnolia Inn by Carolyn Brown 1/13/19 4stars (January 15, 2019)
Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay, #7) by Jill Shalvis Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay #7) by Jill Shalvis 1/19/19 4stars (January 22, 2019)
The Way You Love Me (Angel Falls, #2) by Miranda Liasson (The) Way You Love Me (Angel Falls, #2) by Miranda Liasson 1/27/19 4stars (January 29, 2019)
Suddenly Mine (Montgomery Brothers, #8) by Samantha Chase Suddenly Mine (The Montgomery Brothers #8) by Samantha Chase 1/31/19 4stars (January 29, 2019)
The Good Ones (Happily Ever After #1) by Jenn McKinlay The Good Ones (Happily Ever After #1) by Jenn McKinlay 2/4/19 5stars (February 5, 2019)
Tumble (Dogwood Lane, #1) by Adriana Locke Tumble (Dogwood Lane, #1) by Adriana Locke 2/7/19 4stars (February 26, 2019)
Nice and Easy (Boys of the Big Easy, #3) by Erin Nicholas Nice and Easy (Boys of the Big Easy, #3) by Erin Nicholas 2/9/19 4stars (February 12, 2019)
The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper The (Half) Truth by Leddy Harper 2/10/19 3.5stars (February 19, 2019)
It's In His Forever (Red River Valley Novel Book 5) by Shelly Alexander It's in His Forever (Red River Valley #5) by Shelly Alexander 2/10/19 3.5stars (March 11, 2019)
Stroke of Luck by B.J. Daniels Stroke of Luck (Sterling's Montana #1) by B.J. Daniels 2/13/19 3.5stars (February 19, 2019)
Heart of Mine (Colorado Hearts, #3) by Caroline Fyffe Heart of Mine (Colorado Hearts #3) by Caroline Fyffe 2/16/19 5stars (February 26, 2019)
Slow Ride (Road to Love, #2) by Lori Foster Slow Ride (Road to Love, #2) by Lori Foster 2/18/19 4stars (March 12, 2019)
California Girls by Susan Mallery California Girls by Susan Mallery 2/24/19 4stars (January 26, 2019)

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Touch of Trouble (Blake Brothers Trilogy #2.5) by Susan Sey Touch of Trouble (Blake Brothers Trilogy #2.5) by Susan Sey 1/21/19 3stars (T)
Eliza's Home (Cypress Hollow Yarn, #0.5) by Rachael Herron Eliza's Home (Cypress Hollow Yarn #0.5) by Rachael Herron 1/30/19 4stars (E)

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw, #1) by Eliza Watson Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw, Book 1) by Eliza Watson 12/26/18 4stars
City of Endless Night (Pendergast, #17) by Douglas Preston City of Endless Night (Pendergast #17) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 1/10/19 3stars

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska #1) by Noelle Fox Blame it on Mistletoe (North Pole, Alaska #1) by Noelle Fox 12/27/18 4stars
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan 1/15/19 4.5stars
Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler Christmas Camp (Christmas Camp #1) by Karen Schaler 3/4/19 4stars

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
The Beet Queen by Louise Erdrich The Beet Queen (Love Medicine #2) by Louise Erdrich 12/30/18 2stars (Hardcover, page 134 - I ladle the soup on his plate...)

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
On a Red Horse (Revelations #1) by Monica Corwin On a Red Horse (Revelations #1) by Monica Corwin 1/13/19 3stars (Tyr eats a bacon and egg sandwich at Katherine's cafe)
Driven to Distraction (Road to Love, #1) by Lori Foster Driven to Distraction (Road to Love #1) by Lori Foster 1/18/19 4stars (Brodie in hotel)

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas Miracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings #1) by Sarah Loudin Thomas 12/31/18 4stars (debut novel; new to me author)
Then There Was You (Angel Falls, #1) by Miranda Liasson Then There Was You (Angel Falls #1) by Miranda Liasson 1/23/19 4stars (new to me author)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
Once a Gambler (Stolen from Time, #2) by Carrie Hudson Once a Gambler (Stolen from Time, #2) by Carrie Hudson 1/20/19 4stars (Jake - hangover)

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1) by Beth Kendrick Cure for the Common Breakup (Black Dog Bay, #1) by Beth Kendrick 12/31/18 4stars (BK)

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)
Savannah (Silver Dollar Saloon #1) by Paty Jager Savannah (Silver Dollar Saloon #1) by Paty Jager 2/27/19 4stars (set in 1878)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman
21 Prayers of Thanksgiving Transform Your Prayer Life by Giving Thanks by Rachel Larkin 21 Prayers of Thanksgiving: Transform Your Prayer Life by Giving Thanks by Rachel Larkin 1/29/19 3stars
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 2/20/19 5stars

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, Bret Witter 12/30/18 3stars (lots of children brought to the library since mainly set in a library)

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


message 15: by Rina (last edited Mar 08, 2019 12:09PM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Level: 31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

Points: 111

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
The Boys of Summer, C.J. Duggan, 28,12.2018 - published in December 2012 - 1 point
How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, Molly Harper, 12.02.2019 - published December 31st 2013 - 1 point
Children to a Degree: Growing Up Under the Third Reich, Horst Christian, 06.03.2019 - published in December 2013 - 1 point

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien, 23.12.2018 - 1 point
Touch the Dark, Karen Chance, 30.12.2018 - 1 point
Redemption Point, Candice Fox, 31.12.2018 - 1 point
Wraith, Angel Lawson, 02.01.2019 - 1 point
In the Land of the Long White Cloud, Sarah Lark, 03.01.2019 - 1 point
The Tea Plantation, Nicola Italia, 10.01.2019 - 1 point
The Improbability of Love, Hannah Mary Rothschild, 13.01.2019 - 1 point
Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens. 21.01.2019 - 1 point
Wenn die Nacht verstummt: Thriller, Linda Castillo, 26.01.2019 - 1 point
Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen, 28.01.2019 - 1 point
This Side of Home, Renée Watson, 30.01.2019 - 1 point
River Marked, Patricia Briggs, 09.02.2019 - 1 point
Rotten Rapunzel, Anita Valle, 12.02.2019 - 1 point
Not Her Gargoyle, Annie Nicholas, 13.02.2019 - 1 point
Regarding Ducks and Universes, Neve Maslakovic, 02.03.2019 - 1 point
Talking with the Dead, K.L. Phelps, 03.03.2019 - 1 point

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
- The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien, 21.12.2018 - 1 point
- The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman, 08.01.2019 - 1 point
- Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, Larry Levin, 25.01.2019 - 1 point
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer, 06.03.2019 - 1 point

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
1225 Christmas Tree Lane, Debbie Macomber, 25.12.2018 - 3 points
1225 Christmas Tree Lane (Cedar Cove) by Debbie Macomber ,

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
Mr. Dickens and His Carol, Samantha Silva, 29.12.2018 - 1 point

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
On the Edge, Ilona Andrews, 27.12.2018 - The Edge #1 - 1 point
Graveyard Shift, Angela Roquet, 06.01.2019 - Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. #1 - 3 points
The Ghost of Marlow House, Bobbi Holmes, 11.01.2019 - Haunting Danielle #1 - 3 points
The Bone Season, Samantha Shannon, 20.01.2019 - The Bone Season #1 - 3 points
Angelfall, Susan Ee, 22.01.2019 - Penryn & the End of Days #1 - 3 points
Three Mages and a Margarita, Annette Marie, 29.01.2019 - The Guild Codex: Spellbound #1 - 3 points
Not So Sweet Maria, Jessica Spencer, 31.01.2019 - Sisters by Marriage #1 - 3 points
The Shadow Walker, Michael Walters, 01.02.2019 - Inspector Nergui #1 - 3 points
Ein verhängnisvoller Auftrag, Y.S. Lee, 02.02.2019 - The Agency #1 - 3 points
Further Observations of Lady Whistledown, Julia Quinn, 03.02.2019 - Lady Whistledown #1 - 3 points
Not His Dragon, Annie Nicholas, 06.02.2019 - Not This #1 - 3 points
Some Girls Bite, Chloe Neill, 11.02.2019 - Chicagoland Vampires #1 - 3 points
Ocean of Fear, Helen Hanson, 13.02.2019 - The Cruise FBI Thriller Series #1 - 3 points
Best Laid Plans, Vaishnavi Ram Mohan, 15.02.2019 - Drumbeats #1 - 3 points
To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han, 17.02.2019 - To All the Boys I've Loved Before #1 - 3 points
Die Poesie der Naturwissenschaften: Autobiographie, Richard Dawkins, 21.02.2019 - Richard Dawkins' Memoirs #1 - 3 points
First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, Loung Ung, 22.02.2019 - Daughter of Cambodia #1 - 3 points
Two Rivers, Zoe Saadia, 24.02.2019 - The Greate Peacemaker Series #1 - 3 points
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, Molly Harper, 25.02.2019 - Naked Werewolf #1 - 1 point
Honeymoon for One, Lily Zante, 01.03.2019 - Honeymoon #1 - 3 points
The Gray and Guilty Sea, Scott William Carter, 01.03.2019 - Garrison Gage #1 - 3 points
Touch a Dark Wolf, Jennifer St. Giles, 04.03.2019 - The Shadowmen #1 - 3 points
Girl in the Shadows, Angela Pepper, 04.03.2019 - Diamond Files Mystery #1 - 3 points

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Hamlet, William Shakespeare, 30.12.2018 - 1 point

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
The Last Time I Lied, Riley Sager, 07.02.2019 - 1 point
Deadly Décisions, Kathy Reichs, 10.02.2019 - 1 pont

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
- Bittersweet, Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, 22.12.2018 - 1 point
- Dead Days of Summer, Carolyn G. Hart, 31.12.2018 - 1 point
- Curtsies & Conspiracies, Gail Carriger, 13.01.2019 - 1 point
- Stars Above, Marissa Meyer, 14.01.2019 - 1 point
- The Accidentals, Sarina Bowen, 17.01.2019 - 1 point
- Beard in Mind, Penny Reid, 19.01.2019 - 1 point
- Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas, 21.01.2019 - 1 point
- Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 23.01.2019 - 1 point
- Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Fannie Flagg, 28.01.2019 - 1 point
- Murder After Midnight, Dianne Harman, 30.01.2019 - 1 point
- Always a Cowboy, Linda Lael Miller, 18.09.2019 - 1 point
- Lady Charlotte's Marquess, Fiona Miers, 20.02.2019 - 1 point
Playing with Fire, Tess Gerritsen, 26.02.2019 - 1 point
P.S. I Still Love You, Jenny Han, 03.03.2019 - 1 point
Always and Forever, Lara Jean, Jenny Han, 05.03.2019 - 1 point
The Duke and I (With 2nd Epilogue), Julia Quinn, 08.03.2019 - 1 point

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
- Bayou Moon, Ilona Andrews, 04.02.2019 - 1 point
Bayou Moon (The Edge, #2) by Ilona Andrews

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


message 16: by Emeli (last edited Mar 08, 2019 11:30PM) (new)

Emeli Webb | 326 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty
My points 10 points
TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Come Find Me, Omega (Remember Me, Omega #2) by Lorelei M. Hart . Published 30/12 2018
Finished 30/12 2018

Theta-Kissed (Theta-Mine #1) by Lorelei M. Hart
Published February 5th 2019
Finished 9/2

Theta-Missed MM Non-Shifter Mpreg Romance (Theta-Mine Book 2) by Lorelei M. Hart
Published March 6th 2019
Finished 9/3

Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Thar Their Omega Blows by Lorelei M. Hart
Thar Their Omega Blows
Finished 12/1

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Just One Lick (Cafes of Love #1) by Lorelei M. Hart
(Cafes of Love #1) finished 5/1

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Earning His Trust (Miracle #8) by Shea Balik
Shea Balik
Author initials can be found in goblers knob
Finished 27/1
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
An Omega for the Sheriff (Sugar Beach #3) by Corie Rosling
Corie Rosling
Finished 6/1
Female author

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife


message 17: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
Welcome Claire, JoAnne, Rina and Emelie!!


message 18: by Anne (last edited Feb 08, 2019 05:36AM) (new)

Anne | 882 comments Goal: Winter Wonderful 16-30
17 of 17


TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton
COMPLETED 12/27/2018
Published 2/1/2017

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene
COMPLETED 1/7/2019
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
COMPLETED 2/6/2019


3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
COMPLETED 1/9/2019
L in Let, O in You, N in Never and G in Go.
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks
COMPLETED 1/26/2019
L in Playing, O in Moldovans, N in Tennis, and G in Playing

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
COMPLETED 1/25/2019
Lilliet attends an after party to an opera where she ends up changing dresses and singing an aria. It's in the papers the next day.

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
A Room With a Brew by Joyce Tremel
COMPLETED 12/30/2018
Beer on the cover
A Room With a Brew (Brewing Trouble, #3) by Joyce Tremel

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
COMPLETED 1/9/2019
Aslan is the King of Narnia.

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
New Uses for Old Boyfriends by Beth Kendrick
COMPLETED 12/25/2018
BK are both in Knob.
Hide by Lisa Gardner
COMPLETED 1/13/2019
LG are in Gobblers
Girl at War by Sara Novic
COMPLETED 1/15/2019
15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
COMPLETED 12/27/2018
Liane is a woman.
Telling Tails by Sofie Ryan
COMPLETED 1/2/2019
Sofie is a woman.
After the Storm by Linda Castillo
COMPLETED 1/3/2019
Linda is a woman.
Smoke Into Flame by Jane Arbor
COMPLETED 1/20/2019
Jane is a woman.
H.R.H. by Danielle Steele
COMPLETED 2/1/2109
Danielle is a woman.
The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara
COMPLETED 2/8/2019
Mallory is a woman.


18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


message 19: by Jess (last edited Mar 26, 2019 08:29AM) (new)

Jess Penhallow | 241 comments FINISHED

Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Books: 10
Points: 14

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Dalila by Jason Donald 09/03/19

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
A Twist in Time by Julie McElwain 01/03/19

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
The Green Road by Anne Enright 29/12/18

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 14/03/19 Bonus

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa 23/01/19 - Bonus

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 04/02/19

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Circe by Madeline Miller 07/01/18 - Midas and Odysseus are both kings

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez 10/02/19

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Reckless by Cornelia Funke 05/03/19

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux 16/02/19


message 20: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
Welcome Anne and Jess!


message 21: by Shash (last edited Mar 19, 2019 06:51PM) (new)

Shash | 1795 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
December 21, 2018 - March 19, 2019

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

98 Total Points

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
3 pts - Taming the Mountain Man by Jeanette Lewis (12/28/18)
Published December 18, 2018
3 pts - The Missing Billionaire by Christine Kersey (1/10/19)
Published January 3, 2019
3 pts - Match Me Again by Lindzee Armstrong (1/14/19)
Published January 9, 2019
1 pt - A February Bride by Betsy St. Amant (1/16/19)
Published January 28, 2014
3 pts - Rescuing The Prince by Lucinda Whitney (1/27/19)
Published January 29, 2019
3 pts - Hitching the Pitcher by Rebecca Connolly (2/2/19)
Published February 5, 2019
1 pt - How to Catch a Cowboy in 10 Days by Kimberly Krey (2/7/19)
Published February 15, 2018
3 pts - Healing Hearts by Sarah M. Eden (2/11/19)
Published February 5, 2019
3 pts - Falling for Centerfield by Sophia Summers (2/16/19)
Published March 4, 2019
3 pts - A Tip of the Cap by Rebecca Connolly (2/19/19)
Published February 1, 2019
3 pts - The Hopeful One by Jeanette Lewis (2/27/19)
Published February 26, 2019
3 pts - Basketball Mom by Ginny Baird (3/5/19)
Published March 5, 2019

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1 pt - Trapped and Liberated: The Privateer's Bold Beloved by Bree Wolf (1/23/19)
1 pt - Wired for Romance by Franky A. Brown (1/30/19)
1 pt - An Earl’s Agreement by Joyce Alec (1/31/19)
1 pt - When A Man Loves A Woman by Belle Calhoune (2/28/19)
1 pt - The Reckless by MaryLu Tyndall (3/5/19)
1 pt - Till The End Of Time by Belle Calhoune (3/8/19)
1 pt - To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander (3/11/19)
1 pt - Every Little Kiss by Susan Hatler (3/13/19)

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
3 pts - Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander (12/23/18)
Christmas at Carnton (Carnton, #0.5) by Tamera Alexander
3 pts - The Christmas Melody by Shanna Hatfield (12/30/18)
The Christmas Melody (Hardman Holidays, #7) by Shanna Hatfield
3 pts - Rumor Has It In Christmas Falls by Melinda Curtis (12/31/18)
Rumor Has It In Christmas Falls (Return to Christmas Falls Book 4) by Melinda Curtis
3 pts - His Holiday Promise by Ciara Knight (12/31/18)
His Holiday Promise (A Love on the Ranch Novella Book 1) by Ciara Knight

6. Pepper Pot Day - Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
1 pt - The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen (1/6/19)
"After I heat our soup." (pg 57)
1 pt - Let's Begin Again by Heather B. Moore (1/24/19)
"...Maurie said about the squash soup they were eating." (Loc 1163)

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
1 pt - The Betting Groom by Taylor Hart (12/22/18)
"...with two egg and bacon bagel sandwiches spread out before them." (Loc 1164)
1 pt - How to See With Your Heart by Jennifer Youngblood (2/8/19)
"Dax looked down at the toast and bacon on his plate." (Loc 2456)
1 pt - My Brother's Bride by Rachael Anderson (2/25/19)
"...added a few slices of bacon to her plate..." (pg 103)
1 pt - Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden (3/19/19)
"I'm starving, and that bacon smells amazing."

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
1 pt - Mistletoe Match by Lindzee Armstrong (12/26/18)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
1 pt - Hallows Gate by Michelle Erickson (1/3/19)
1 pt - A Heart Made of Indigo by Shaela Kay (1/7/19)
1 pt - The Second Chance Groom by Taylor Hart (1/20/19)
1 pt - The Forbidden Groom by Sarah Gay (1/26/19)
1 pt - An April Bride by Lenora Worth (3/3/19)
1 pt - An Unexpected Gentleman by Laura Beers (3/14/19)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
1 pt - Summer of '65 by Brooke St. James (1/2/19)
Bishop Family #1
3 pts - The Lucky Cat by Lisa Shea (1/24/19)
Black Cat #1
1 pt - Caribbean Rescue by Cami Checketts (1/28/19)
Billionaire Beach Romance #1
1 pt - Pimpernel by Sheralyn Pratt (2/3/19)
Pimpernel #1
1 pt - The Social Tutor by Sally Britton (3/7/19)
Branches of Love #1

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
1 pt - Taming the Prince by Addison Quinn (1/1/19)
1 pt - The Corporate Groom by Lucy McConnell (1/23/19)
1 pt - The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone (2/22/19)

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
1 pt - Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay (1/22/19)
Lizzy and Jane by Katherine Reay
1 pt - Of Dubious and Questionable Memory by Rachel McMillan (2/15/19)
Of Dubious and Questionable Memory (Herringford and Watts Mysteries #1.5) by Rachel McMillan

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 pt - A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade (1/16/19)
"She gasped softly as an epiphany expanded inside her." (pg 84)
1 pt - Dating the Prince by Lindzee Armstrong (1/25/19)
King Geoffrey of Durham

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
1 pt - Dancing With The Prince by Kennedy Larsen (1/3/19)
1 pt - Special Delivery by Ginny Baird (1/11/19)
1 pt - Martha's Patience by Sally Britton (1/27/19)

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
1 pt - Dancing in the Rain by Marion Ueckermann (1/16/19)
1 pt - The Heart of Home by Stephenia H. McGee (1/21/19)
1 pt - Damen's Secret by Jen Geigle Johnson (1/31/19)
1 pt - One Thousand Winks by Laura J. Marshall (2/1/19)
1 pt - The Lift by Vivi Holt (2/5/19)
1 pt - All By My Selfie by Jo Noelle (2/11/19)
1 pt - RNWMP: Bride for Joel by Amelia C. Adams (2/12/19)
1 pt - Baby It's You by Belle Calhoune (2/14/19)
1 pt - The Ghost Groom by Jennifer Youngblood (2/21/19)
1 pt - Until You Loved Me by Belle Calhoune (3/1/19)
1 pt - The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson (3/15/19)
1 pt - Cotton Candy Clouds by Janice Thompson (3/16/19)

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
1 pt - The Gentleman's Deception by Karen Tuft (1/29/18)
1 pt - The Unwanted Suitor by Michelle Pennington (2/27/19)

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 pt - The Fortune Cafe by Julie Wright, et. al. (2/18/19)
The Fortune Cafe (A Tangerine Street Romance, #1) by Julie Wright

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
1 pt - No Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Ludwig (1/12/19)


message 22: by Joann (last edited Mar 19, 2019 07:36AM) (new)

Joann | 1286 comments Completed: 80

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
1 pt - A Brush with Shadows - Anna Lee Huber - 12/29/18 - March 2018
1 pt - Rock Point - Carla Neggers - 1/1/19 - Jan 2013
1 pt - The Invention of Wings- Sue Monk Kidd - 1/5/19 - Jan 2014
1 pt - Before I Met You - Lisa Jewell - 2/2/2019 - Jan 2012
1 pt - The Broken Girls - Simone St. James - 2/6/19 - Mar 2018
1 PT - Hearts of Resistance- Soraya M. Lane - 2/19/19 - JAN 2018
1 PT - The Shimmering Road- Hester Young - 2/24/19 - FEB 2017
1 pt - Bulldog - Mike Faricy - 3/5/19 - Jan 2015
1 pt - Voyage on the Great Titanic - 3/10/19 - Ellen Emerson White - Jan 1998


2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1 pt - No Fixed Address - Susin Nielsin - 1/26/19
1 pt - Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd- Alan Bradley - 1/28/19
1 pt - The End We Start From - Megan Hunter - 2/12/19
1 pt - The Woman in the Window - A.J. Finn - 2/27/19
1 pt - The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware - 3/2/19
1 pt - The Woman in the Photo - Mary Hogan - 3/3/19

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
1 pt - Kingdom of the Blind - Louise Penny - 12/30/18
3 pts - And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer - Fredrik Backman - 1/24/19
1 pt - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry - Fredrik Backman - 2/11/19

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
3 pts - A Highland Christmas (A Hamish Macbeth Mystery Book 0) by M.C. Beaton - MC Beaton - 12/25/18
3 pts - Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (Mrs. Jeffries, #20) by Emily Brightwell - Emily Brightwell - 1/12/19
3 pts - In Falling Snow by Mary-Rose MacColl - Mary-Rose MacColl - 2/10/19

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup
1 pt - Death of a Dustman - MC Beaton - 12/26/18
1 pt - Uncommon Type: Some Stories - Tom Hanks - 1/6/19
1 pt - The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie: A Novel - Cecily Ross - 1/7/19
1 pt - Queen's Ransom- Fiona Buckley - 1/30/19
1 pt - Anne of Avonlea - L.M. Montgomery - 2/8/19

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
3 PT - Xamnesia: Everything I Forgot in my Search for an Unreal Life - Lizzie Harwood - 2/21/19

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
3 pts - Just Add Water - Jinx Schwartz - 1/3/19
3 pts - Murder in an Irish Village - Carlene O’Connor - 1/10/19
3 pts - A Year on Ladybug Farm - Donna Ball - 1/16/18
1 pt - Relatively Dead- Sheila Connolly - 2/5/2019
3 pts - Crocodile on the Sandbank- Elizabeth Peters - 2/14/19
3 pts - Look What the Wind Blew In- Anne Charles - 2/17/19
3 pts - Bad Sons - Oliver Tidy - 2/20/19
3 pt Stargazey Nights - Shelley Noble - 3/2/19
3 pt - Casino Royale - Ian Fleming - 3/1/19

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover
1 pt - The Shadow Year- Hannah Richell - 1/14/19
1 pt - Pray for Silence - Linda Castillo - 2/3/2019
OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 PT - Defending Jacob - William Landay - 1/20/19 - p.141 “The EPIPHANY I had looking at Laurie’s notebook….”
1 pt - Before the Fall - Noah Hawley - 3/14/19 - p.18 “Then came the EPIPHANY, the burning bush resolve.”

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB
1 pt - Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks - 1/11/19
1 pt - Outcast Child - Kitty Neale - 2/18/19 - KN

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel
1 pt - The Road to Bittersweet- Donna Everhart -1/19/19

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman
1 pt - Look Alive Twenty-Five - Janet Evanovich - 12/23/18
1 pt - The Summer Before the War - Helen Simonson - 1/26/19
1 PT - Opal's Story - Phyllis H Moore - 2/15/19
1 pt - The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold - 3/8/19
1 pt - All the Best People - Sonja Yoerg - 3/19/19

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
3 pts - The Forever Summer- J. Brenner - 1/21/19 - p 153 “It’s MARDI GRAS, New Year’s Eve and the Gay Pride Parade all rolled into one!”
3 pt - Family Tree - Susan Wiggs - 3/17/19 - p. 294 “Her dad had celebrated by throwing a MARDI GRAS celebration…”


message 23: by Karen ♐ (last edited Mar 31, 2019 04:02PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 939 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

16-30 points - Winter Wonderful

20 pts


TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019) - Pub Feb, 2012 - 1 pt - Yellowstone Awakening Peggy L. Henderson - 12/28

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER. - 1 pt - Extinguished Kaylea Cross - 12/23

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. - Stealing Home Sherryl Woods - 1/2

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title) - 1 pt - Snow Angel Cove RaeAnne Thayne - 12/26

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.) - 1 pt + 2 bonus pts - A Yellowstone Christmas (Yellowstone Romance, #1.5) by Peggy L. Henderson Peggy L. Henderson - 1/3

6. Read a book where a character eats soup - 1 pt - Chasing the Sun Kaki Warner - 1/26

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#. - 1 pt - Loc 380 - eggs in one pan and bacon in another - Raw: Rebirth Belle Aurora - 1/8

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.) - 1 pt - The Billionaire's Christmas J.S. Scott - 1/18

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. - 1 pt - Feral King Sparrow Beckett - 2/12

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series - 1 pt - Virgin River Robyn Carr - 1/5

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover - 1 pt - The Mighty Storm Samantha Towle - 1/23

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king - Fall of Giants Ken Follett - 2/9

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania. - 1 pt - Hush E.K. Blair - 12/21

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover - 1 pt - It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Lisa Kleypas - 2/23

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book set in the late 1800s. - 1 pt - Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold Ellen O'Connell - 2/19

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial. - 1 pt - One Lavender Ribbon Heather Burch - 12/23

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book from your favorite genre. - 1 pt - Rainwater Sandra Brown - 12/28

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book with a purple, green or gold cover. - 1 pt - Stanton Completely (Stanton, #3) by T.L. Swan T.L. Swan - 1/14

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a character is stabbed with a knife. - 1 pt - Pg 326 - And the slide of the knife into his vulnerable side. - Fantasy in Death J.D. Robb - 1/7



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JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
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message 25: by Sandra (last edited Mar 07, 2019 02:19PM) (new)

Sandra | 1009 comments I'm in!
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty
POINTS - 137

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019
A Hunter Brothers Christmas - M. S. Parker (Dec 18) - 23 DEC - 3
Verity - Colleen Hoover (Dec 18) - 23 DEC - 3
Unzipped - Lauren Blakely (Dec 18) - 24 DEC - 3
Cherished by the SEAL - Zoe York (Dec18) - 28 DEC - 3
The Mentor and the Master - Tara Sue Me (Dec 18) - 29 DEC - 3
Trails of Love - Melissa Foster - (Jan 19) - 12 JAN - 3
Prisoner of Night - J.R. Ward (Jan 19) - 12 JAN - 3
Raw: Rebirth - Belle Aurora (Jan 19) - 13 JAN - 3
New York Cheesecake Chaos - Addison Moore (Jan 19) - 15 JAN - 3
Summoned to Thirteenth Grave - Darynda Jones (Jan 19) - 20 JAN - 3
Endless - S.E. Lund (Dec 18) - 23 JAN - 3
Conor - A. Zavarelli (Dec 18) - 3 FEB - 3
Connections in Death - J.D. Robb (Feb 19) - 8 FEB - 3
Birthday Suit - Lauren Blakely (Jan 19) - 16 FEB - 3
Strong Suit - Lauren Blakely (Jan 19) - 16 FEB - 3
Lucky Suit - Lauren Blakely (Jan 19) - 16 FEB - 3
Lethal Lemon Bars - Addison Moore (Feb 19) - 17 FEB - 3
I Blackmailed Her Brother - Jessica Frances (Jan 19) - 21 FEB - 3
THIRST - Deborah Bladon (Feb 19) - 22 FEB - 3
Roma Queen - Callie Hart (Feb 19) - 4 MAR - 3
A Hunter Brothers Christmas by M.S. Parker Verity by Colleen Hoover Unzipped by Lauren Blakely Cherished by the SEAL (Hot Caribbean Nights #4) by Zoe York The Mentor and the Master A Submissive Series Novella by Tara Sue Me Trails of Love (The Bradens & Montgomerys Pleasant Hill - Oak Falls #3; The Bradens #28; Love in Bloom #68) by Melissa Foster Prisoner of Night (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16.5) by J.R. Ward Rebirth (RAW Family, #3) by Belle Aurora New York Cheesecake Chaos (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 8) by Addison Moore Summoned to Thirteenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #13) by Darynda Jones Endless (The Unrestrained Series Book 8) by S.E. Lund Conor (Boston Underworld #6) by A. Zavarelli Connections in Death (In Death, #48) by J.D. Robb Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakely Strong Suit by Lauren Blakely Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely Lethal Lemon Bars (MURDER IN THE MIX Book 9) by Addison Moore I Blackmailed Her Brother (Love at First Crime, #5) by Jessica Frances THIRST by Deborah Bladon Roma Queen (Roma Royals Duet, #2) by Callie Hart

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Noah - Cristin Harber - 25 DEC - 1
No White Knight - Angel Payne - 29 DEC - 1
Infamous - Jenny Holiday - 30 DEC - 1
I Got You, Babe - Jane Graves - 4 JAN - 1
I Burned Down His House - Jessica Frances - 30 JAN - 1
Weddings Can Be Murder - Christie Craig - 1 FEB - 1
Trevor's Story - Hennessee Andrews - 14 FEB - 1
War Horse - Michael Morpurgo - 3 MAR - 1
Noah (7 Brides for 7 Soldiers #6) by Cristin Harber No White Knight (Secrets of Stone #8) by Angel Payne Infamous (Famous, #2) by Jenny Holiday I Got You, Babe (The DeMarco Family, #1) by Jane Graves I Burned Down His House (Love at First Crime, #3) by Jessica Frances Weddings Can Be Murder by Christie Craig Trevor's Story (Rough in the Saddle, #7) by Hennessee Andrews War Horse (War Horse, #1) by Michael Morpurgo

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Misadventures of a College Girl - Lauren Rowe - 6 JAN - 1
The Longest Silence - Debra Webb - 27 JAN - 3
Misadventures of a College Girl (Misadventures, #8) by Lauren Rowe The Longest Silence (Shades of Death #4) by Debra Webb

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)
Cold Hearted - Toni Anderson - 30 DEC - 1
The Coldest Fear - Debra Webb - 18 JAN - 1
Hot Ice - Lynn Raye Harris - 26 FEB - 1
Holiday on Ice - Jaci Burton - 27 FEB - 1
Cold Hearted (Cold Justice, #6) by Toni Anderson The Coldest Fear (Shades of Death #3) by Debra Webb Hot Ice (Hostile Operations Team, #7) by Lynn Raye Harris Holiday on Ice (Play by Play, #8.5) by Jaci Burton

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
A Very Braden Christmas - Melissa Foster - 28 DEC - 3
A Very Braden Christmas (The Bradens Book 11) by Melissa Foster

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa - Kate Hardy - 22 DEC - 1
Blindsided - Kaylea Cross - 9 FEB - 1
'Tis the Season to Kiss Santa by Kate Hardy Blindsided (Titanium Security #6) by Kaylea Cross

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
I Broke Into His Office - Jessica Frances - 5 FEB - 1
Becoming - Michelle Obama - 7 MAR - 1
I Broke Into His Office (Love at First Crime, #4) by Jessica Frances Becoming by Michelle Obama

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Four Psychos - Kristy Cunning (New Author) - 26 DEC - 3
Small Town Siren - Sophie Oak (New Author) - 3 JAN - 3
Virgin River - Robyn Carr (New Author) - 5 JAN - 3
Passion & Venom - S. Williams (New Author) - 9 JAN - 3
The Unsung Hero - Suzanne Brockmann (New Author) - 22 JAN - 3
I Stole His Car - Jessica Frances (New Author) - 22 JAN - 3
Ten Thousand Words - Kelli Jean (New Author) - 8 FEB - 3
Four Psychos (The Dark Side, #1) by Kristy Cunning Small Town Siren (Texas Sirens, #1) by Sophie Oak Virgin River (Virgin River, #1) by Robyn Carr Passion & Venom (Venom, #1) by S. Williams The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) by Suzanne Brockmann I Stole His Car (Love at First Crime, #1) by Jessica Frances Ten Thousand Words (Ten Thousand #1) by Kelli Jean

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
Dark Matter - Blake Crouch (Hangover) - 31 DEC - 1
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
Resurrecting Phoenix - Isabel Lucero (Character - Phoenix Nightingale) - 2 JAN - 3
Resurrecting Phoenix by Isabel Lucero

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Cover Story - Olivia Brynn (Author) - 27 DEC - 1
Blinding Rain - Elisabeth Naughton (Author) - 4 JAN - 1
Mine Till Midnight - Lisa Kleypas (Author) - 9 JAN - 1
Private Practice - Samanthe Beck (Author) - 19 JAN - 1
Seduce Me at Sunrise - Lisa Kleypas (Author) - 6 FEB - 1
Cover Story by Olivia Brynn Blinding Rain, Season 2, Episode 7 (Rising Storm) by Elisabeth Naughton Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Private Practice (Private Pleasures, #1) by Samanthe Beck Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
Can't Touch This - Tess Hunter (Pig in story) - 2 FEB - 1
Can't Touch This (Can't Touch This, #1) by Tess Hunter

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
The Fix Up - Tawna Fenske - 3 JAN - 1
Plus One - Aleatha Romig - 10 JAN - 1
A Berry Clever Corpse - A.R. Winters - 29 JAN - 1
The Fix Up (First Impressions, #1) by Tawna Fenske Plus One (Lighter Ones, #1) by Aleatha Romig A Berry Clever Corpse (Kylie Berry #3) by A.R. Winters

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
FAVOURITE GENRE - ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Guilty as Sin - Jami Alden - 2 JAN - 1
No Darker Place - Debra Webb - 7 JAN - 1
The Detective - Adrienne Giordano - 8 JAN - 1
Hot Pursuit - Lynn Raye Harris - 11 JAN - 1
Police Business - Julie Miller - 17 JAN - 1
Sacred Evil - Heather Graham - 17 JAN - 1
Cold Malice - Toni Anderson - 21 JAN - 1
Stop Me - Brenda Novak - 30 JAN - 1
Burned - Kaylea Cross - 31 JAN - 1
A Prince Among Men - Cat Johnson - 9 FEB - 1
Gunning for the Groom - Debra Webb - 11 FEB - 1
Private S.W.A.T. Takeover - Julie Miller - 15 FEB - 1
Hot Shot - Lynn Raye Harris - 21 FEB - 1
Hunted - Kaylea Cross - 2 MAR - 1
Guilty as Sin (Dead Wrong, #4) by Jami Alden No Darker Place (Shades of Death, #1) by Debra Webb The Detective by Adrienne Giordano Hot Pursuit (Hostile Operations Team, #1) by Lynn Raye Harris Police Business (The Precinct, #2) by Julie Miller Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #3) by Heather Graham Cold Malice (Cold Justice, #8) by Toni Anderson Stop Me (The Last Stand, #2) by Brenda Novak Burned (Titanium Security, #3) by Kaylea Cross A Prince Among Men (Red Hot & Blue #9) by Cat Johnson Gunning for the Groom (Colby Agency Family Secrets #1) by Debra Webb Private S.W.A.T. Takeover (The Precinct Brotherhood of the Badge #3; The Precinct #9) by Julie Miller Hot Shot (Hostile Operations Team, #5) by Lynn Raye Harris Hunted (Hostage Rescue Team #3) by Kaylea Cross

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Phantom Evil - Heather Graham (New Orleans) - 1 JAN - 1
Cold Secrets - Toni Anderson (Cover) - 8 JAN - 1
The Unseen - Heather Graham (Cover) - 10 JAN - 1
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin (Cover) - 5 MAR - 1
Phantom Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #1) by Heather Graham Cold Secrets (Cold Justice, #7) by Toni Anderson The Unseen (Krewe of Hunters, #5) by Heather Graham A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
Run from Fear - Jami Alden (Stabbed) - 22 DEC - 1
Cutting Edge - Allison Brennan (Stabbed) - 27 DEC - 1
Run from Fear (Dead Wrong, #3) by Jami Alden Cutting Edge (FBI Trilogy, #3) by Allison Brennan


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JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
Welcome Sarah and Sandra!


message 27: by Grace (last edited Jan 29, 2019 06:20AM) (new)

Grace Worland | 1182 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

31+ points - Fantastically Frosty
37/31+

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Paper Girls, Vol. 5-Brian K. Vaughan 1/9/19- Dec 2018 (Bonus)
Shades of Magic Vol. 1: The Steel Prince-V.E. Schwab 1/22/19- March 2019 (Bonus)
In an Absent Dream-Seanan McGuire 1/23/19- Jan 2019 (Bonus)

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER-
Ignite Me-Tahereh Mafi 1/25/19

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Haikyu!!, Vol. 1-Haruichi Furudate 12/23/18 (Bonus)
Until July-Aurora Rose Reynolds 1/9/18
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children-Ransom Riggs 1/13/19 (Bonus)
The Backstagers, Vol. 1-James Tynion IV 1/17/19 (Bonus)
Bad Habit-Charleigh Rose 1/20/19 (Bonus)
Throne of Glass-Sarah J. Maas 1/29/19 (Bonus)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman
Unravel Me-Tahereh Mafi 12/22/18
Fracture Me-Tahereh Mafi 12/24/18
When Dimple Met Rishi-Sandhya Menon 1/21/19

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book from your favorite genre
Until Lilly-Aurora Rose Reynolds 12/25/18
Until Nico-Aurora Rose Reynolds 12/27/18
Second Chance Holiday-Aurora Rose Reynolds 12/27/18
Carter Reed 2-Tijan 12/31/18
Until Jax-Aurora Rose Reynolds 1/10/19
Until June-Aurora Rose Reynolds 1/14/19
Until Ashlyn-Aurora Rose Reynolds 1/15/19
Until Sage-Aurora Rose Reynolds 1/17/19


message 28: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
Welcome Grace!


message 29: by Christina (AKA Babbling) (last edited Mar 19, 2019 08:22AM) (new)

Christina (AKA Babbling) (babblingbookreviews) | 258 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty
54 points



TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
1 Pt Ghost Story by Jim Butcher 7 January 2019 ★★★★ 1/1/2011
1 Pt Persuasion by Jane Austen 5 February 2019 ★★★★★ 12/01/1817


Ghost Story (The Dresden Files, #13) by Jim Butcher Persuasion by Jane Austen

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1 Pt Where It May Lead by Janice Kay Johnson 17 January 2019 ★★★★
1 Pt An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer 18 March 2019 ★★★


Where It May Lead by Janice Kay Johnson An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)
1 Pt - Cold Days by Jim Butcher 15 February 2019 ★★★★
1 Pt Hot Ice by Nora Roberts 20 February 2019 ★★★

Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher Hot Ice by Nora Roberts


5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
3pts The White Lily by Juliette Cross 5 January 2019 ★★★★

The White Lily (Vampire Blood #3) by Juliette Cross

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
1pt - Regency Christmas Wishes: Captain Grey's Christmas Proposal\Her Christmas Temptation\Awakening His Sleeping Beauty by Carla Kelly, Christine Merrill, Janice Preston 25 December 2018 ★★★★
1pt - Scandal at the Christmas Ball: A Governess for Christmas\Dancing with the Duke's Heir by Marguerite Kaye, Bronwyn Scott 28 December 2018 ★★★★
1pt Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh 11 January 2019 ★★★

Regency Christmas Wishes Captain Grey's Christmas Proposal\Her Christmas Temptation\Awakening His Sleeping Beauty by Carla Kelly Scandal at the Christmas Ball An Anthology by Marguerite Kaye Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh


9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
3pt - Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen: A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany 31 December 2018 ★★★ new to me Author - A Year-Round Christmas #1
3 Pt Summer with a Star by Merry Farmer 21 January 2019 ★★★ new to me Author - Second Chances #1
3 Pt The Breaking Light by Heather Hansen by 14 January 2019 ★★ new to me Author - Split City #1
3 Pt Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters 23 January 2019 ★★★ new to me Author - Tiffany Black #1
3 Pt This Crumbling Pageant by Patricia Burroughs 22 February 2019 ★★★★ new to me Author - The Fury Triad #1
3 Pt The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King 22 February 2019 ★★
3 Pt The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 2 March 2019 ★★★★★

Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen A Year-Round Christmas Mystery by Vicki Delany Summer with a Star (Second Chances #1) by Merry Farmer The Breaking Light (Split City #1) by Heather Hansen Innocent in Las Vegas (Tiffany Black Mysteries, #1) by A.R. Winters This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad) by Patricia Burroughs The Hundredth Queen (The Hundredth Queen, #1) by Emily R. King The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
1 Pt A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain 3 March 2019 ★★ January

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (AmazonClassics Edition) by Mark Twain

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
1pt A Matter of Choice by Nora Roberts 9 January 2019 ★★★
1pt Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 25 February 2019 ★★★★★

A Matter of Choice by Nora Roberts Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
1pt - Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward 28 December 2018 ★★★
1pt Minor Indiscretions by Barbara Metzger 24 January 2019 ★★★★ - piglets
1pt Skin Game by Jim Butcher 8 March 2019 ★★★★

Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings, #3) by J.R. Ward Minor Indiscretions by Barbara Metzger Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15) by Jim Butcher

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
1pt The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer 26 December 2018 ★★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn 11 January 2019 ★★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig 18 January 2019 ★★★★★ -
- Woman Author
1pt Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer 21 January 2019 ★★★★★ -
- Woman Author
1pt Gemina by Amie Kaufman 26 January 2019 ★★★★★ -
- Woman Author
1pt Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn 5 February 2019 ★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt Her Heart's Captain by Elizabeth Mansfield 24 February 2019 ★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt Jinx by Jennifer Estep 27 February 2019 ★★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt Possessed by a Warrior by Sharon Ashwood 5 March 2019 ★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 8 March 2019 ★★★★ - Woman Author
1pt Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn 14 March 2019 ★★★★ Woman Author
1pt A Lady in Need of an Heir by Louise Allen 14 March 2019 ★★★★ Woman Author
1pt A Certain Magic by Mary Balogh 18 March 2019 ★★★ Woman Author


The Unfinished Clue by Georgette Heyer Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville, #1) by Carrie Vaughn The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2) by Carrie Vaughn Her Heart's Captain by Elizabeth Mansfield Jinx (Bigtime, #3) by Jennifer Estep Possessed by a Warrior (Horsemen #1) by Sharon Ashwood The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3) by Carrie Vaughn A Lady in Need of an Heir by Louise Allen A Certain Magic by Mary Balogh

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
1pt Ella, The Slayer by A.W. Exley 29 January 2019 ★★★★ -- Fantasy
1pt Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout 11 February 2019 ★★★★ -- Fantasy

Ella, The Slayer (Serenity House, #1) by A.W. Exley Norse Code by Greg Van Eekhout


19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Melanie Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration:
21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful

Points earned: 26

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
Call After Midnight  by Tess Gerritsen Call After Midnight - Tess Gerritsen - 2/01/2019 - December 2005
No Turning Back by Susan Lewis No Turning Back - Susan Lewis - 3/16/2019 - February 2012

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
I Am Sasha by Anita Selzer I Am Sasha - Anita Selzer - 12/24/2018
The Titanic Secret by Jack Steel The Titanic Secret - Jack Steel - 1/29/2019
Emma and I by Sheila Hocken Emma and I - Sheila Hocken - 2/15/2019

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Princess A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia - Jean Sasson - 1/15/2019 (The Princess Trilogy #1) - Bonus new author to me. (3pts)
Fires of Alexandria by Thomas K. Carpenter Fires of Alexandria - Thomas K. Carpenter - 2/8/2019 (Alexandrian Saga #1) - Bonus new author to me. (3pts)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes One Plus One - Jojo Moyes - 12/29/2018 - Jess gets a hangover.
Cuba (Jake Grafton, #7) by Stephen Coonts Cuba - Stephen Coonts - 3/3/2019 - Cuban Pilot Carlos Corrado likes a drink and is often hungover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs - 1/23/2019 (Bonus: Miss Alma Peregrine and Miss Avocet are bird names.) - 3 points

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
The Betrayal by Laura Elliot The Betrayal - Laura Elliot - 1/11/2019 (GOBLERS KNOB)

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich Hardcore Twenty-Four - Janet Evanovich - 1/25/2019 (Fire coloured cover)

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)
Her Mother's Secret by Natasha Lester Her Mother's Secret - Natasha Lester - 2/25/2019 - Alice rides a Ferris Wheel at Coney Island.

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, #12) by Janet Evanovich Twelve Sharp - Janet Evanovich - 12/21/2018 - Female author
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon - 1/3/2019 - Female author
Matilda is Missing by Caroline Overington Matilda is Missing -Caroline Overington - 1/7/2019 - Female author
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn Here Comes the Sun - Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn - 1/20/2019 - Female author
Firestorm by Iris Johansen Firestorm - Iris Johansen - 2/10/2019 - Female author

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Life or Death by Michael Robotham Life or Death - Michael Robotham - 3/11/2019 - Mystery
The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald The Cry - Helen Fitzgerald - 3/17/2019 - Mystery

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal 15/15 +3 bonus
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
1. Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins 1/1/19
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
2. Recipes & Wooden Spoons by Judy Baer 3/17/19
Recipes & Wooden Spoons (Tales from Grace Chapel Inn, #3) by Judy Baer

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
1. The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump by Gregg Jarrett 2/6/19
The Russia Hoax The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump by Gregg Jarrett

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
1. A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay 12/27/18
A Christmas Bride by Hope Ramsay

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
1. Musseled Out by Barbara Ross 1/26/19..p18 I assembled our BLT's
Musseled Out (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #3) by Barbara Ross

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
1. Miss Julia Paints the Town by Ann B. Ross 2/11/19
Miss Julia Paints the Town (Miss Julia, #9) by Ann B. Ross

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
1. BONUS new to me author..Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford 1/13/19
Hearse and Buggy (An Amish Mystery, #1) by Laura Bradford
2. Happiness Key by Emilie Richards 2/23/19
Happiness Key (Happiness Key, #1) by Emilie Richards
3. BONUS new to me Author..A Deadly Arrangement by Denise Osborne 3/11/19
A Deadly Arrangement (Feng Shui, #1) by Denise Osborne


11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
1. Murder at the Mansion by Sheila Connolly 3/4/19
Murder at the Mansion (Victorian Village Mysteries, #1) by Sheila Connolly

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB Murders on Elderberry Road bySally Goldenbaum 1/4/19
Murders on Elderberry Road by Sally Goldenbaum

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
1. Murder at the Pentagon by Margaret Truman 2/3/19
Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crimes, #11) by Margaret Truman
2. Picked to Die by Sheila Connolly 2/25/19
Picked to Die (Orchard, #8) by Sheila Connolly

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
1. Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich 12/31/18
Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25) by Janet Evanovich

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife. The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams 3/11/19
The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #2) by Ellery Adams


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message 35: by ✨ Vittoria ✨ (last edited Feb 17, 2019 05:11PM) (new)

✨ Vittoria ✨ | 621 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019


Level: 31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

My Points: 40

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
The Last Word by Ellery Adams - 12/21/2018 (published in December 2011) [1 point]
The Sayers Swindle by Victoria Abbott - 01/19/2019 (published in December 2013) [1 point]

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
River Marked by Patricia Briggs - 12/30/2018 [1 point]
Naked in Death by J.D. Robb - 01/14/2019 [1 point]
Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb - 01/31/2019 [1 point]

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Glory in Death by J.D. Robb - 01/23/2019 [1 point]

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews - 01/21/2019 (snow on the cover - winter scene) [3 points]

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
Fall of a Philanderer by Carola Dunn (loc. 157: "Daisy tasted the soup, fresh green pea with just the right amount of mint") - 12/28/2018 [1 point]
Lethal Letters by Ellery Adams (loc. 233: "How about a cup of soup and half a sandwich at the Boot Top?") - 12/29/2018 [1 point]
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen (loc. 421: "I managed to eat my way through a rich and creamy soup, a sauerbraten with red cabbage") - 02/04/2019 [1 point]

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep - 12/23/2018 (loc. 10: "had been sitting in a booth in the restaurant, chowing down on a double bacon cheeseburger") [1 point]
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - 02/08/2019 (loc. 45: "began wolfing down his bacon as fast as possible") [1 point]

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)
Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost - 12/31/2018 (set during Christmas PLUS Christmas tree on the cover) [3 points]
'Twas the Knife Before Christmas by Jacqueline Frost - 01/01/2019 (set during Christmas PLUS Christmas tree on the cover) [3 points]

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen - 01/03/2019 (Georgie attends her mother's party in Nice) [1 point]
Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb - 02/10/2019 (Eve & Roarke host a party) [1 point]

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbott - 01/06/2019 (1st in series PLUS new to me author) [3 points]
Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne - 01/17/2019 (1st in series PLUS new to me author) [3 points]
Unshapely Things by Mark Del Franco - 02/17/2019 (1st in series PLUS new to me author) [3 points]

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones - 01/29/2019 (character with hangover) [1 point]

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh - 01/07/2019 (bird name: Evelyn) [3 points]

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh - 01/08/2019 (written by a woman) [1 point]
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - 01/09/2019 (written by a woman) [1 point]

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Murder on Sisters' Row by Victoria Thompson - 01/27/2019 (favorite genre) [1 point]

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones - 01/26/2019 (green cover) [1 point]

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews - 01/20/2019 (stabbed with a broad sword) [1 point]



The Last Word (A Books By The Bay Mystery #3) by Ellery Adams Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin, #9) by Jennifer Estep Fall of a Philanderer (Daisy Dalrymple, #14) by Carola Dunn Lethal Letters (A Books by the Bay Mystery) by Ellery Adams River Marked (Mercy Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Twelve Slays of Christmas A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery by Jacqueline Frost 'Twas the Knife Before Christmas (A Christmas Tree Farm Mystery, #2) by Jacqueline Frost Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5) by Rhys Bowen The Christie Curse by Victoria Abbott Archangel's Consort (Guild Hunter, #3) by Nalini Singh Archangel's Blade (Guild Hunter, #4) by Nalini Singh City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma, #1) by Peter Tremayne The Sayers Swindle (A Book Collector Mystery) by Victoria Abbott Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones Murder on Sisters' Row (Gaslight Mystery, #13) by Victoria Thompson Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson, #5) by Darynda Jones Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Royal Blood (#4, Royal Spyness Mysteries) by Rhys Bowen Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling Rapture in Death (In Death, #4) by J.D. Robb Unshapely Things (Connor Grey, #1) by Mark Del Franco


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Points: 44/31

Object: The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

Read books for the tasks listed below. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points.

You may the tasks as many times as you wish.

When you have finished please re-post your whole challenge as a new message or we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge!

SCORING: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task PLUS 2 points for each bonus task.

EXAMPLE:
TASK: Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in one of the 'Thirteen Colonies')

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA
Total: 1 point

You read a book set in Delaware (which is one of the 13 colonies) = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Delaware
Total: 3 points

Please keep a record of your points total at the top of your post.

winter

Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019) - Sin & Magic (Demigod of San Francisco #2) by K.F. Breene Sin & Magic by K.F. Breene - 1/6/2019, Published 1/1/2019 - good for bonus points - 3 points.
The Theory of Second Best (Cake, #2) by J. Bengtsson The Theory of Second Best by J. Bengtsson - 2/10/2019 - published in January - 1 point

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G. Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G. - 1/22/2019 - Title starts with T - 1 point
Naked in Death (In Death #1) by J.D. Robb Naked in Death by J.D. Robb - 1/28/2019 - Titles starts with N - 1 point
Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb - 1 point

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out (The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks #2) by Josh Lanyon The Ghost Had an Early Check-Out by Josh Lanyon - 1/29/2019 - Letters Long in title, but not in order - 1 point
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata - 3/1/2019 - 1 point

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)
Dead of Winter (Arcana #3) - Red Winter #1

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.) -
Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles, #2) by Kresley Cole Endless Knight - 2/1/2019 - 3 points - bonus winter scene on cover
The Ruler (Men of the North, #2) by Elin Peer The Ruler by Elin Peer - 2/12/2019 - 3 points - bonus winter scene on cover

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
Lady Fortescue Steps Out (Poor Relation, #1) by Marion Chesney by Marion Chesney - soup served in the hotel restaurant - 12/27/2018 - 1 point

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
I cook some delicious bacon strips , dipped in honey - page 171. Painted Faces (Painted Faces, #1) by L.H. Cosway Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway - 1/31/2019 - 1 point


8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.) - The Christmas Dragon's Mate (Christmas Valley Shifters #1) by Zoe Chant by Zoe Chant - Character wants to get away for Christmas to Christmas Valley - 12/22/2018 - bonus christmas tree on cover - 3 points

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party) -
Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G. by Whitney G. - attend MC's nieces birthday party - 12/26/2018 - 1 point
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1) by Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang - 3/7/2019 - 3 points - first time for this author

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
The Protector (Men of the North, #1) by Elin Peer The Protector by Elin Peer - 1/15/2019 - first in series, first book by this author - bonus points - 3 points
Richer Than Sin (Sin, #1) by Meghan March Richer Than Sin by Meghan March - 2/25/2019 - 1 point
A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood, #1) by Talia Hibbert A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert - 3/15/2019 - 3 points - first in series, never read her before
How to Save an Undead Life (Beginner's Guide to Necromancy, #1) by Hailey Edwards How to Save an Undead Life by Hailey Edwards - 3/19/2019 - first in series and never read author - 3 points

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
Happy Hour in Hell (Bobby Dollar #2) by Tad Williams by Tad Williams - Our fearless MC ties one on before descending into hell. - 1/24/2019 - 1 point

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
page 164 (ebook) "Whatever epiphany he found on the Street of the Gods..." - Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1) by Simon R. Green by Simon R. Green -

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1) by Simon R. Green Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Green - 3/1/2019 - 1 PT - letters SRG are in GOBLERS KNOB - 1 point

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codex Spellbound, #1) by Annette Marie Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie - 2/15/2019 - 1 point (fire cover)

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Hell on Heels Christmas by A.P. Jensen by A.P. Jensen both female and author uses middle initial - 12/24/2018 - 1 point
Cake (Cake, #1) by J. Bengtsson Cake by J. Bengtsson - female author - 1/18/2019 - 1 point
Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers #4) by Sarina Bowen Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen - 3/7/2019 - 1 point

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Dragon Bound (Elder Races, #1) by Thea Harrison Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison - 1/.4/2019 - 1 point

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy, #1) by Meghan March by Meghan March -

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
Repeat by Kylie Scott Repeat by Kylie Scott - 1/8/2019 (Character stabbed with a knife) - 1 point
Storm's Heart (Elder Races, #2) by Thea Harrison Storm's Heart by Thea Harrison - 2/6/2019 - Tricks is stabbed with a knife early on - 1 point
Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Glory in Death by J.D. Robb - 1 point


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Allison (allison302) Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Goal:
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful

27/30

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
True Places by Sonja Yoerg (published January 2019)- 1/13/19 = 3pts
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella (published February 2019)- 2/9/19 = 3pt
Killing It: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart by Sheryl O'Loughlin (published December 2016)- 2/13/19 =1pt
You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable by Jen Sincero (published Dec 2018)- 2/26/19 = 3 pts
Different: The Story of an Outside-The-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him by Sally Clarkson (published January 2017) 2/26/2019 = 1pt

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel by Kelly Minter- 1/15/19 = 1pt

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax- 3/12/19

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)
One Day in December by Josie Silver- 01/04/19 = 1pt
Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand- 1/25/19 = 3pts

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
I Remember You by Harriet Evans- 02/25/19 = 1pt


10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
When God Doesn't Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can't Live Without by Laura Story (initials are LS)- 3/19/19 = 1pt
The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O'Shaughnessy (initials are LOS) 3/19/19 =1pt

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner The Girl in the Glass by Susan Meissner- 12/29/18= 1pt
Last Days in Shanghai by Casey Walker Last Days in Shanghai by Casey Walker- 3/19/19= 1pt

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Broken for a Purpose by Gisela Yohannan (written by a woman)- 01/05/19 = 1pt
8 First Choices: An Expert's Strategies for Getting into College by Joyce Slayton Mitchell- 1/23/19 =1pt
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by James C. Collins 2/1/19 = 1pt
The Husband's Secret by The Husband's Secret byLiane Moriarty- 2/15/19 = 1pt

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown- 2/6/2019 (Fav genre Nonfiction/Personal Development) = 1pt

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Welcome Allison!!


message 41: by Angie (new)

Angie | 287 comments Reading the Seasons – Winter
21/12/18 – 19/3/19


Levels:
9-15 points - Super Seasonal
16-30 points - Winter Wonderful
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife


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Welcome Angie!

Don't forget to check your books read since the 21st!


message 43: by Melike (last edited Jan 10, 2019 08:14PM) (new)

Melike | 56 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

0/31

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)The Wolves of WinterTyrell Johnson1/9

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.) The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters, #1) by Lucinda Riley Lucinda Riley

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
Blackwing Ed McDonaldmany characters are stabbed in this book.


message 44: by Megan (last edited Mar 25, 2019 11:05AM) (new)

Megan (meganraex) | 42 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

24 Points

TASKS:

1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
In an Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) by Seanan McGuire - Completed 11th January
How it fits: Published 8th January 2019 (BONUS)
The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J. Tudor - Completed 2nd March
How it fits: Published 5th Feb 2019 (BONUS)


2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
The Small Hand by Susan Hill - Completed 17th January
How it fits: Title begins with T

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton - Completed 7th February
How it fits: Letters L O N G in the title

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)
Strange Meeting by Susan Hill - Completed 25th January
How it fits: Cover reminds me of winter - bare trees, pale colours

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.
The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black - Completed 21st January
How it fits: MC Jude eats soup given to her by Mother Marrow

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.
Thinner by Richard Bachman - Completed 7th March
How it fits: Bacon is eaten by MC Billy

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss - Completed 5th January
How it fits: First in the series and BONUS - new to me author

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.
Rosewater by Tade Thompson - Completed 27th February
How it fits: MC Kaaro has a hangover

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
Snuff (Discworld, #39) by Terry Pratchett - Completed 19th March
How it fits: Chickens on the cover

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith - Completed 20th February
How it fits: Character "The King" is a king!

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Someone Like Me by M.R. Carey - Completed 4th January
How it fits: Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
The Sun Dog by Stephen King - Completed 24th December
How it fits: Fire coloured cover

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
The Merry Spinster Tales of everyday horror by Mallory Ortberg - Completed 28th December
How it fits: Written by a woman

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.
Moving Pictures (Discworld, #10) by Terry Pratchett - Completed 12th February
How it fits: My favourite genre (Fantasy)

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach - Completed 31st January
How it fits: Green cover

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver - Completed 9th January
How it fits: Summer is stabbed to death with a knife
Books of Blood Volume 4 (Books of Blood #4) by Clive Barker - Completed 12th March
How it fits: Character Jerome is stabbed with a knife


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JoAnne | 42355 comments Mod
Welcome Melike and Megan!


message 46: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (last edited Mar 13, 2019 04:32PM) (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3564 comments Mod
Reading the Seasons - Winter
21 December 2018 -19 March 2019
Winter Wonderful
Books 5
Points 8

TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer 3/13 Points 3 January 29th 2019

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
Crown of Midnight bySarah J. Maas 1/30 1 Point
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas 2/3 1 Point
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 2/9 1 Point

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Skinwalker by Faith Hunter 1/16 New Orleans 1 Point

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.

Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1) by Brigid Kemmerer


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Welcome Lizz!


message 48: by Mave (new)

Mave | 186 comments Reading the Seasons - Winter
Duration: 21 December 2018 -19 March 2019

Levels:
31+ points - Fantastically Frosty

0/31


TASKS:
1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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Welcome Mave!


message 50: by ✩Anna✩ (last edited Mar 11, 2019 06:47PM) (new)

✩Anna✩ (annanna) | 129 comments Read the Seasons - Winter
December 21, 2018 - March 19, 2019

Points: 36

1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2018 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2019)
The Emperor's Mask by Ben S. Dobson, 02/11/19, published Jan 2018.
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel, 02/17/19, published Feb 2019.
An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, 03/10/19, published Jan 2019.

2. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in WINTER.
Evolution by Travis Bagwell, 01/05/19

3. Read a book with the letters L O N G somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Long' in order in the title, may be Long, Longer, Longest, Belong, etc.)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title. (Bonus: 'Winter' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover.)

6. Pepper Pot Day commemorates the creation of this thick spicy soup, which was served to the Continental Army (American) during the cold, harsh winter of 1777-1778.
Read a book where a character eats soup OR set during the American Revolutionary War.

7. Bacon Day - Read a book where bacon is eaten OR where a character says "Everything tastes better with bacon". Give us a sentence and page/loc#.

8. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

9. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange, 12/28/18 (A ball is held in Elizabeth's honor)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, 01/27/19 (The end of the book takes place at a NYE party)

10. New Year's Day – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)
Act of Mercy by Mandy M. Roth, 01/08/19
Moon People by Dale M. Courtney, 01/13/19
The Flaw in All Magic by Ben S. Dobson, 01/31/19
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt, 02/10/19
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, 02/20/19

11. National Hangover Day - Read a book where a character has a hangover OR with an alcoholic beverage on the cover.

12. National Bird Day - Read a book with a bird on the cover. (Bonus: A book with an author or character who has a "BIRD" name.)
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, 02/02/19
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, 02/06/19
Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2) by Leigh Bardugo

13. Epiphany - Read a book with a character that is a king OR with the word "Epiphany" in the text. (Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan, 01/06/19, "As this epiphany was still settling...", loc 2795

14. Groundhog's Day - Read a book whose author's initials are found in GOBLERS KNOB OR set in Pennsylvania.
Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman, 01/03/19 (Author initials NG)

15. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a fire colored cover OR with a pig in the story.
The Holver Alley Crew by Marshall Ryan Maresca, 02/28/19
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, 03/05/19
The Holver Alley Crew (The Streets of Maradaine, #1) by Marshall Ryan Maresca Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

16. Ferris Wheel Day – Read a book where a character rides a Ferris Wheel OR set in the late 1800s. (Bonus: A Ferris Wheel on the cover.)

17. Susan B. Anthony Day - Read a book written by a woman OR by an author that uses a middle initial.
The Undercover Bridesmaid by Kimberley Montpetit, 01/15/19
The Dragon Machine by Ben S. Dobson, 02/23/19
The Heiresses by Sara Shepard, 02/24/19

18. Read Across America Day - Read a book where a child is taken to the library OR from your favorite genre.

19. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/loc #.)

20. Ides of March – Read a book where a politician character who is murdered OR where a character is stabbed with a knife.


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