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message 1: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (last edited Apr 23, 2019 09:42AM) (new)

Jasmine | 1236 comments Mod
This is a task challenge. It will run the months of April and May. It's a pretty simple one. Spell out the word SPRING with the title's of books you read this month. The book's can be any genre and the only stipulation is that the book must be at least 200 pages. You can track your progress on this thread. It will look like this:

S--Salt to the Sea
P--Pirates!
R
I
N
G

If you have any questions please post them below and remember to have fun!

Add: If you are a voracious reader and can knock this out in a week or two please feel free to add "equinox" to the end so your word becomes two "Spring equinox". For the letter 'x' if it has an X in the title you can use that rather than finding a title beginning with X.

If you wondered about the timing I extended the challenge because I am just not going to have time to post another one in May. That will be a pretty busy month for me and I'm also prepping for our summer challenge.


message 2: by Samanta (last edited Apr 03, 2019 02:13AM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) | 20 comments How fun!!! :)

S -
P -
R -
I -
N -
G -


message 3: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments Great way to tackle the to be read!!
I’m in


message 4: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments S
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgeson Burnett


message 5: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Apr 06, 2019 07:02PM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2837 comments S-
P-
R-Ring of Secretsby Roseanna M. White Completed 04/06/19
I-
N-
G-


message 6: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Based on the books I'm reading currently, I'd do better with:

V- Void Moon
E
R
N
A
L - The Last Battle: The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin

E
Q
U
I
N
O
X

But I think I'd run out of month before finishing... :P


message 7: by June (last edited May 31, 2019 02:28PM) (new)

June | 108 comments I’m in for this mini challenge.
S- Skyward by Brandon Sandersonmay 31
P-Poison Town: A Novel by Creston Mapes May 20
R- The Rook by Daniel O'Malley April 29
I- In the Woods- still reading
N- Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee May 20
G- Gather Together In My Name April 7


message 8: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1236 comments Mod
Becky wrote: "Based on the books I'm reading currently, I'd do better with:

V- Void Moon
E
R
N
A
L - The Last Battle: The Classic History of the Battle for Berlin

E
Q
U
I
N
O
X

But ..."

I may add equinox to spring for those who tend to read a lot more than six books a month.


message 9: by Jemima (last edited May 30, 2019 02:48AM) (new)


message 10: by Jemima (new)

Jemima Ravenclaw (jemimaravenclaw) | 152 comments I read about 15-20 books a month...but I’m scared about the X in Eqinox lol ....any suggestions?


message 11: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Hurley (fiona_hurley) | 245 comments There's a "Titles that begin with X" list:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6...

I haven't read any of them, so take your chances :)


message 12: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1236 comments Mod
Jemima wrote: "I read about 15-20 books a month...but I’m scared about the X in Eqinox lol ....any suggestions?"

I'll add that in the rules. I'm going to just make it that it has to have an X in the title rather than beginning with one.


message 13: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (last edited May 11, 2019 05:26AM) (new)


message 14: by Becky, Moddess (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) | 3617 comments Mod
Here's a list of books with an X in the title somewhere, since Jasmine is allowing that as well. :)

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 15: by Victoria (last edited Apr 28, 2019 10:06AM) (new)

Victoria S - The Sun and Her Flowers - Completed 4/26
P -
R -
I -
N -
G -


message 16: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments S Secret Garden
P Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, storm surges, rogue waves and our quest to predict disasters by Bruce Parker


message 17: by Cheryl A (last edited May 29, 2019 09:54PM) (new)

Cheryl A | 961 comments Let's see how far I get...

S - Sugar Money comp 4/4/19
P - Prudence comp 4/28/19
R - A Rising Man comp 4/10/10
I - Inventing Victoria comp 4/7/19
N - Nine Open Arms comp 4/11/19
G - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comp 4/16/19

E - Enemy Women comp 4/20/19
Q - Queen for a Day comp 4/21/19
U - An Unwanted Guest comp 5/5/19
I - Imprudence comp 5/29/19
N - The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir comp 4/27/19
O - On the Come Up comp 4/24/19
X - The Poet X comp 5/13/19


message 18: by Jemima (new)

Jemima Ravenclaw (jemimaravenclaw) | 152 comments Jasmine wrote: "Jemima wrote: "I read about 15-20 books a month...but I’m scared about the X in Eqinox lol ....any suggestions?"

I'll add that in the rules. I'm going to just make it that it has to have an X in t..."


Oh Ta! I'm in then!


message 19: by Jemima (new)

Jemima Ravenclaw (jemimaravenclaw) | 152 comments Fiona wrote: "There's a "Titles that begin with X" list:
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6...

I haven't read any of them, so take your chances :)"


Lol...maybe not :0


message 20: by Linda (last edited May 05, 2019 12:13PM) (new)

Linda Bridges (lindajoyb) | 757 comments S-Sacred and Profane by Faye Kelleerman
P-
R-The Reckoning by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
I-
N-
G- The Gospel of Pilate by Paul E. Creasy


message 22: by Chris (new)

Chris | 478 comments Jasmine wrote: "This is a task challenge. It will run the month of April only. It's a pretty simple one. Spell out the word SPRING with the title's of books you read this month. The book's can be any genre and the..."

Clarification: we can use a title starting with "The" but it doesn't count as the first word of the title?? It certainly places more books in the mix. I had been looking at titles whose first word corresponds to the first letter of our challenge i.e S P R I N or G.


message 23: by Jasmine, Gatekeeper of Giveaways. (new)

Jasmine | 1236 comments Mod
Chris wrote: "Jasmine wrote: "This is a task challenge. It will run the month of April only. It's a pretty simple one. Spell out the word SPRING with the title's of books you read this month. The book's can be a..."

Correct. 'The' doesn't count since it is an article.


message 24: by Chris (new)

Chris | 478 comments Thanks for the clarification. I've always used it as the first word of the title.. Now I know better!


message 26: by Chris (last edited May 16, 2019 12:37PM) (new)

Chris | 478 comments S - The Skull Beneath the Skin by PD James
P -The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
R -A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolick
I- I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
N - Nowhere to Run by Mary Jane Clark
G - God Save the Mark by Donald Westlake


message 27: by Alice (last edited Apr 24, 2019 04:05AM) (new)

Alice | 4569 comments S - The Silver Stag by Yasmine Galenorn
P -
R - The Romanov Empress: A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by C.W. Gortner
I -
N -
G -Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Tripp


message 28: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments Secret garden
Power of the sea
Rat roads
Importance of being Ernest


message 29: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 961 comments Thanks, Jasmine, for the extension! I'll actually be able to make it all the way thru Spring Equinox - just three more to go!


message 30: by Book Concierge (last edited Jul 22, 2019 06:43AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) Oh .. somehow I missed this. I love S*P*E*L*L challenges!

April & May Challenge
Begins: 01Apr19 / Ends: 31May19


5 / 5 completed

Spring
S
- Swiss Family Robinson ✔ - 08Apr19
P - Pachinko ✔ – 05Apr19
R - Riders of the Purple Sage ✔ - 18May19
I - Isn't It Romantic? ✔ - 11May19
N - NAPOLI, Donna Jo / Bound ✔ - 30June19
G - Girl Waits with Gun ✔ - 03May19


message 32: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments S Secret Garden
P Power of the Sea
R Rat Roads
I Importance of being Ernest
N Nicholas and Alexandra
G Cardenas Spells


message 33: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments N Nicholas and Alexandra
G Garden Spells


message 34: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Crampton (cramptonmargaret) | 8031 comments Nicholas and Alexandra


message 35: by Book Concierge (last edited Jul 22, 2019 06:44AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) Update to message 30 ...

Well, I've managed to read 35 books in April and May and not one single 'N'! Drats.


message 36: by Chris (new)

Chris | 478 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Update to message 30 ...

Well, I've managed to read 35 books in April and Man and not one single 'N'! Drats."


LOL :)


message 37: by Cheryl A (new)

Cheryl A | 961 comments Thanks again, Jasmine, for the extension. I finished the challenge (Message 17 above). Seriously slacked off in May - had to do work reading - but finally completed all letters!


message 38: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) Update message # 30 - Challenge completed! - 30June19



April & May Challenge
Begins: 01Apr19 / Ends: 31May19


5 / 5 completed

Spring
S
- Swiss Family Robinson ✔ - 08Apr19
P - Pachinko ✔ – 05Apr19
R - Riders of the Purple Sage ✔ - 18May19
I - Isn't It Romantic? ✔ - 11May19
N - NAPOLI, Donna Jo / Bound ✔ - 30June19
G - Girl Waits with Gun ✔ - 03May19


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