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message 1: by Kara, TBR Twins (last edited Nov 03, 2014 07:05AM) (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3957 comments FOURTH QUARTER CHALLENGE: GRATITUDE SPELL OUT
Duration: November 1 - December 31, 2014


We're entering the holiday season which is a great time for us to think things we're grateful for. For this challenge, spell out something for which you're thankful. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

Example:
I'm grateful for my supportive fiance, so I could do:

F - Before I Fall
I - I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
A - Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender
N - American Gods by Neil Gaiman
C - No Country for Old Men
E - Elantris

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Angelique will be the leader for this challenge. Thank you, Angelique!


message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 734 comments Well, I am grateful for:

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message 3: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3957 comments Such a good one, Sharon!


message 4: by Elsbeth (last edited Dec 15, 2014 12:44PM) (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments I'm grateful for:

W - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
A - Angel's Bidding: A Patricia Delaney Egumshoe Mystery by Sharon Short
T - T.L. Howard, who wrote: The Crystal Key
E - Craig Emmel, who wrote: Six Degrees of Isolation
R -Nora Roberts - Winterhemel

(drink water, rain, the sea, lakes, ponds, rivers, in the shower or in bath, snow, clouds and lots more)


message 5: by Angelique (last edited Dec 08, 2014 12:03AM) (new)


message 6: by Elsbeth (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments I like that one, Elizabeth! ;)


message 7: by ChrisP (last edited Oct 31, 2014 09:11AM) (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments I am grateful for:


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message 8: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3957 comments We still don't have a leader for this challenge--please let us know if you're interested!


message 9: by Angelique (new)

Angelique I wouldn't mind trying to lead a challenge (never done one before, so if you could point me in the direction of some guidelines?), but I have very limited access to a computer the last two weeks of December.


message 10: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra | 5832 comments Hi Angelique,

Basically, a challenge leader keeps track of everyone's participation during a challenge. If you take a look at some of the other ongoing challenges, you'll see that one of the first posts is a list of names with their progress and goals for the challenge. Different leaders track this in slightly different ways, so you can do it in the way that makes the most sense for you.

Since this challenge ends in December, not having reliable internet toward the end may make leading this particular challenge a little difficult. If you pass on this one, I do encourage you to lead a challenge at some point. It's a lot of fun!


message 11: by Angelique (last edited Jan 01, 2015 08:35AM) (new)

Angelique I'll give it a go. It will mean asking a 16 yo to give up his password to his Mum, but sometimes miracles do happen :-).

Alisia - Ideas - read 5 of 5 - Finished Congratulations!
Angelique - Health - read 6 of 6 - Finished Congratulations!
Anna - Wuv s - read 3 of 4
Carrie - Books - read 0 of 5
Chris - Family - read 6 of 6 - Finished Congratulations!
Elsbeth - Water - read 5 of 5 - Finished Congratulations!
Jayne - Life - read 4 of 4 - Finished Congratulations!
Kathleen - Joh n - read 1 of 4
Kathy - Family - read 0 of 6
Megan - Job - read 3 of 3 - Finished Congratulations!
Merja - Husband - read 7 of 7 - Finished Congratulations!
Sharon - Family - read 0 of 6
Sherry - Friends - read 7 of 7 - Finished Congratulations!
Susan - Home - read 4 of 4 - Finished Congratulations!
Tasha - H e a lth - read 4 of 6
Victoria - Nephews - read 7 of 7 - Finished Congratulations!



Total read 62 out of 85 books.


message 12: by Elsbeth (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments Succes, Angelique, met je 1ste challenge-leiding! Het zal vast wel lukken en hopelijk ook leuk zijn (met name voor jou, bedoel ik dan!).

Happy reading, everyone!


message 13: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Dank je, Elsbeth.

And good luck everyone. Just let me know when I'm doing something wrong, or I forgot to update someone, please let me know and I'm sure I will be fine.


message 14: by Elsbeth (last edited Nov 03, 2014 03:47AM) (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments I just changed my goal (see message #4) - I was not really satisfied with the old one. So, could you please change mine into WATER, Angelique?


message 15: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Yup, I can, and I did

You do realise it's an extra book to read?


message 16: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3957 comments Thanks, Angelique, for leading! I'm sure you'll be great.


message 17: by Elsbeth (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments Angelique wrote: "Yup, I can, and I did

You do realise it's an extra book to read?"


Thanks, and yes, I do realise it is an extra book. But since I'm already planning to read 4 out of those 5, I just need one more (with the other one it was the same, so it makes no difference - only that I like this one better ;)...).


message 18: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Mongillo | 296 comments What a wonderful theme! I would choose "family" but that seems popular. Hmmm . .
How about I'm thankful for

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message 19: by ChrisP (last edited Nov 03, 2014 07:48PM) (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments I'm grate full for...


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L The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
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message 20: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Welcome Carrie and I've updated your stats Chris.


message 21: by Sherry (new)

Sherry (lilsherry) | 699 comments I'm in.... most already selected family, health and what not.. so I'll go with Friends. Besides your family, friends are there for you and can help you in life- socialize and learn about different cultures as well as how to get along with others in life. I'm grateful for the friends in my life...

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message 22: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Welcome Sherry, please do not feel obliged to select a different thing to be grateful for. You can always differentiate by reading different books.


message 23: by Megan BG (last edited Dec 30, 2014 08:44AM) (new)

Megan BG (meganbgreads) | 1306 comments I'm in with...


J - The Wolf of Wall Street (Jordan Belfort) - 11/25
O - Out of Sync - 12/30
B - The Christmas Box - 12/18

3/3!


message 24: by Tasha☺ (last edited Dec 08, 2014 10:52AM) (new)

Tasha☺ | 874 comments I am in with health 4/6


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E Ready Player One, (E)rnest Cline Nov 9
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L The Man With a Load of Mischief Dec 6,14
T The Gunslinger (The Dark (T)ower #1) N0v 2
H Hill, Joe Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft,Joe HillNov 14


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Please remove me from this challenge; I won't be able to do it.

Thanks.


message 26: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Good luck with your challenges Megan and Tasha!
I've removed you from the challenge, Elizabeth.


message 27: by Jayne (new)

Jayne | 215 comments Can you please add me. I'm going to choose
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message 28: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Welcome Jayne, and good luck.


message 29: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments We're entering the holiday season which is a great time for us to think things we're grateful for. For this challenge, spell out something for which you're thankful. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

F
A Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
M
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L The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Y


message 30: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Good going, Chris.
I tried to read Pride and Prejudice, but got side tracked when I discovered Goodreads.


message 31: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Last night I've finished The Lesson (Stoney Ridge Seasons #3) by Suzanne Woods Fisher , so I've updated myself :-)


message 32: by Merja (last edited Dec 27, 2014 03:11AM) (new)

Merja (merjafrob) | 488 comments I'm grateful for having loving and loveable

H - J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
U - Ville Haapasalo: Et kuitenkaan usko
S - Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
B - Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: Blue Labyrinth
A - Arthur Conan Doyle: The Lost World
N - Kate Jacobs: The Friday Night Knitting Club
D - Julia Donaldson: The Gruffalo

7/7

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling "Et kuitenkaan usko..." - Ville Haapasalon varhaisvuodet Venäjällä by Ville Haapasalo The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving Blue Labyrinth (Pendergast, #14) by Douglas Preston The Lost World (Professor Challenger, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Friday Night Knitting Club (Friday Night Knitting Club, #1) by Kate Jacobs The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson


message 33: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Hi Merja,
I've added you to the list of participants.
Good luck


message 34: by Elsbeth (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments I just finished my first one, for the W: The Woman in White. Update message #4.

1/5


message 35: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments We're entering the holiday season which is a great time for us to think things we're grateful for. For this challenge, spell out something for which you're thankful. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

F
A Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
M The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
I
L The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Y


message 36: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Updated to here!


message 37: by Angelique (new)

Angelique I've finished our monthly read, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which I'm using for my E.

That makes me 2 for 6.


message 38: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments We're entering the holiday season which is a great time for us to think things we're grateful for. For this challenge, spell out something for which you're thankful. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

F
A Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
M The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
I InterWorld - Neil Gaiman
L The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Y


message 39: by Kathy (last edited Dec 20, 2014 08:33AM) (new)

Kathy  | 383 comments Can you add me I'm going to choose my:

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Y : Yes, Chef: A Memoir 12/15/14


message 40: by Jayne (new)

Jayne | 215 comments 1/4 completed
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I - The Intruders
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message 41: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Updated to here.

Welcome Kathy, and good luck!


message 42: by Alisia (last edited Dec 31, 2014 12:51PM) (new)

Alisia (meniali) | 248 comments I would like to sign up for this challenge also. I am thankful for:

I- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
D- Dish: The Inside Story on the World of Gossip
E- Doctored Evidence
A- Yes Please Amy Poehler
S- One Hundred Years of Solitude

5/5 CHALLENGE COMPLETE!


message 44: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Welcome Ladies,

I've added you to the list. Good luck with your challenges.


message 45: by Anna (last edited Dec 01, 2014 04:20AM) (new)

Anna | 39 comments Getting a late start on this challenge, but I'm going to have a go at it. My husband is my rock. I call him WUVS.

3/4

W - Where Are The Children? by Mary Higgins Clark *Finished*
U - The Fall Of The House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe *Finished*
V - Mount Vernon Love Story by Mary Higgins Clark *Finished*
S - John Steinbeck by Vanessa Smith Castro


message 46: by Merja (new)

Merja (merjafrob) | 488 comments First book read. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban goes towards letter H.

1/7


message 47: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Welcome Anna and good luck.

Merja, I've updated your details


message 48: by Elsbeth (new)

Elsbeth (elsbethgm) | 242 comments 2/5 - update message #4; the T.


message 49: by ChrisP (new)

ChrisP Poyner | 385 comments FOURTH QUARTER CHALLENGE: GRATITUDE SPELL OUT
Duration: November 1 - December 31, 2014

Goal Special Family

We're entering the holiday season which is a great time for us to think things we're grateful for. For this challenge, spell out something for which you're thankful. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don't use words like "a", "an", "the", or "of") or the initials of its authors.

F Animal Farm - George Orwell
A Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
M The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
I InterWorld - Neil Gaiman
L The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
Y


message 50: by Angelique (new)

Angelique Good morning!

You're on a roll, Chris! You do know you have till the end of December to finish this challenge?


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