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message 1: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Nov 05, 2014 05:45AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
          ~ Where to Next? ~
DURATION:   You set the timeline.

RULES PART 1:   Just pick one or more of your favorites, or do the whole alphabet from A-Z. Or just select words from each letter of your name, or the group’s initials.
Options:

Finish Where You Started - AmandA Words & Palindromes
Use words that begin and end with the same letter. See Post #2 {NEED LINK} below for ideas. We’ll take proper nouns, as we couldn’t find anything starting and ending with Q and J otherwise.

A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction. Great on-line references are palindonelist.net, and Neil/Fred's Gigantic List of Palindromes, and Single Word Palindromes.

Go On - BoraciC Words
Boracic words are words that begin with one letter and end with the letter that follows next in the alphabet. “Alb” is a boracic word, because B follows A. “Cold” and “melon” are others, as D follows C and N follows M.

Go Back - BananA Words
Words that begin with a letter and end with the letter before it, alphabetically. Banana is one such word, as it begins with B, ends with A.

You may reference www.scrabblefinder.com to help with these last two types, just change the “starts with” or “ends with” letter.
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RULES PART 2:   Above are the options you may use. You may switch around which type of word you use for your Spell-It-Out words. For example, you may spell a BananA word (back), then for your next choose a BoraciC word (forward), then next an AmandA word (stay where your are). An example of this would be to first spell pluto (back), then quizzer (forward), then roar (stay where you are).

Pick a word. Then read books with titles, series names, authors (first or last name), character (first or last name), that begin with letters that correspond to letter of the word you choose. You may ignore the indefinite and definite articles (a, an, the, etc.).
Example of Spell-It-Out: (AmandA Word)

H. - Howard, Linda; author of Mr. Perfect
A. - Alpine for You, by Maddy Hunter
T. - Tradd Street #1 - The House on Tradd Street, by Karen White
C. - The Cinderella Pact, by Sarah Strohmeyer
H. - Hassie Petty; heroine in Without Words, by Ellen O'Connell
Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard Alpine for You (Passport to Peril, #1) by Maddy Hunter The House on Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #1) by Karen White The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer Without Words by Ellen O'Connell
If you need to know, here is info on how to Add a Book or Bookcover Link.
This challenge is also posted in Series Readers Anonymous.


message 2: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments
Finish Where You Started - AmandA Words Help 

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message 3: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Jan 26, 2015 10:06AM) (new)


message 4: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments neat!


message 5: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 2081 comments I'm a glutton!


message 6: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments LOL! Welcome to the challenge, Catherine.


message 7: by Poongothai (last edited Nov 25, 2014 09:47PM) (new)

Poongothai (poongsa) | 67 comments I'm in

DURATION: Nov 1,2014 to ???.

Go On - BoraciC Words - LOGJAM

L - Luke Watters; hero in Kissing the Maid of Honor Nov 2
O - Once in a Lifetime Nov 3
G - Grace Emerson; heroine in Too Good to Be True Nov 15
J - Brenda Jackson : Zane Nov 8
A - Amanda Usen : Scrumptious Nov 26
M - Liane Moriarty : Big Little Lies Nov 10

Kissing the Maid of Honor (Secret Wishes, #1) by Robin Bielman Once in a Lifetime (Lucky Harbor #9) by Jill Shalvis Zane (The Westmorelands, #25) by Brenda Jackson Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins Scrumptious (Sexy Chefs, #1) by Amanda Usen


message 8: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Poongothai!


message 9: by Groovy (new)

Groovy Lee O.k., I'll try. But I'll have to watch you guys do it first.


message 10: by Elaine (new)

Elaine My head is spinning but I'm up for it. If only I knew what I've let myself in for...lol


message 11: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments LOL! Welcome to this challenging challenge, Groovy and Elaine!


message 12: by Shiannna (new)

Shiannna | 101 comments but I don't have a favirote yet


message 13: by Pamela(AllHoney), Fairy Godmother (last edited Dec 07, 2014 09:54AM) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) (pamelap) | 14526 comments Okay, I'll do this. I may do the word SASS.


S Sandra Brown Tough Customer 11/15
A At Star's End, Anna Hackett 12/7
S Sharon Sala Going Gone 11/21
S Shalvis, Jill He's So Fine 11/30


message 14: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Palindromes, I think.

S - Season of Seduction, A A Season of Seduction (James Family, #3) by Jennifer Haymore by Jennifer Haymore

A - A Touch of Scandal A Touch of Scandal (James Family, #2) by Jennifer Haymore by Jennifer Haymore

G - Garden Folly, A A Garden Folly (A Regency Romance) by Candice Hern by Candice Hern

A - A Hint of Wicked A Hint of Wicked (James Family, #1) by Jennifer Haymore by Jennifer Haymore

S - Seduction of Sophie Seacrest, The The Seduction of Sophie Seacrest (An Unlikely Husband, #1) by Mary Campisi by Mary Campisi

Is this OK? :o)


message 15: by Chris (last edited Jan 02, 2015 12:47PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 266 comments Fun! I'm in.
Starting with...

✔W - Whiskey Beach 11/11 Completed
✔E - Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett 12/07
✔T - The Bride 11/09
✔S - The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch 11/12/14
✔T - That Man 1 11/17
✔E - Night's Honor 11/22 Series: Elder Races
✔W - Woman on the Run by Lisa Marie Rice 11/13


Boracic:
✔J - October Snow by Jenna Brooks 11/07
✔U - Until You 12/28
✔N - No Graves as Yet 11/01
✔K - Kaleidoscope 12/22

Banana
✔F - The Fields Of Death 12/27
✔A - Black Ice by Anne Stuart 12/09
✔C - The Curious Case of Lady Latimer's Shoes 11/05
✔E - The Earl's Defiant Wallflower 12/10

AmandA
✔S - The Silkworm 11/28
✔U - The Unlikely Spy 12/30
✔C - Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue Cynster #16 Series
✔C - Loving Rose: The Redemption of Malcolm Sinclair Series: Casebook of Barnaby Adair #3 12/02
✔E - >Mine to Take by Cynthia Eden 01/02
✔S - Screwdrivered 11/02
✔S - Sharpe's Rifles 11/14


message 16: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Okay, I'll do this. I may do the word SASS."

LOL!


message 17: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Nov 05, 2014 11:22AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Shiannna, Pamela, and Chris. I'll update you, Elaine. (Plural of saga, right?)


message 18: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments I'm in, too. I think I'm going to go for A-Z, so let's see how long it takes.


message 19: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Lisa Kay wrote: "I'm in, too. I think I'm going to go for A-Z, so let's see how long it takes."

I'd like to try A-Z after my palindromes....don't know about Z though :o)


message 20: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Yeah, Z will be hard.


message 21: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments I might have to go with a bananA word (backwards) and spell "zesty" or "zippy."


message 22: by Hayley (last edited Nov 13, 2014 08:22AM) (new)

Hayley (mrsjohnson1985) | 951 comments HEAC: Where to Next? Finish Where You Started, Go On, or Go Back? (An A-Z Spell-It-Out Challenge)

I'm going to Start with an AmandA word WHICH happens to be my Middle name <3

Timeline: Until February 2015

1/5

A - Alaska - MC's Name - Looking for Alaska by John Green *11/12/2014*
L - Lois Lowry - Gathering Blue
A - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
N -
A - Ashley, Kristen - Lady Luck

Looking for Alaska by John Green Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet, #2) by Lois Lowry Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Lady Luck (Colorado Mountain, #3) by Kristen Ashley


message 23: by Kme_17 (last edited Nov 09, 2014 12:06PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 93 comments i m going try this one I am going try a-z but I am going to start with : )

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message 24: by Chris (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 266 comments Kme_17 wrote: "i m going try this one I am going try a-z but I am going to start with : )

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That's a good one!


message 25: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Hayley & Kim!


message 26: by Cheryl (last edited Feb 06, 2015 04:30PM) (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) I'm in and I'm going to use my zodiac sign as my word.


Splendid by Julia Quinn 11/16/14*****
Abducted by a Prince by Olivia Drake 11/30/14****
Green, John The Fault in Our Stars 11/8/14 ****
If He's Wild by Hannah Howell 12/9/14****
The Trouble With Honor by Julia London 11/21/14***
To Taste Temptation by Elizabeth Hoyt 12/29/14****
And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke 1/3/15****1/2
Rodale, Maya What a Wallflower Wants. 11/12/14*****
I've, Jackie A Knight Well Spent
Upon a Wicked Time by Karen Ranney 2/6/15****
Saving Grace by Julie Garwood 12/5/14*****


message 27: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Cheryl!


message 28: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Forget to mention - going to start reading Monday :o)
I think it's going to be exciting!


message 29: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Neat, Elaine. Keep us posted.


Phoenix (Online Elf) | 2061 comments Hayley wrote: "May we use the following: Book Titles, Author's first and/or last name, series name, and main character's first and/or last name? ? ?"

Yup. Per second paragraph of RULES Part #2.


message 31: by Hayley (new)

Hayley (mrsjohnson1985) | 951 comments Yep... My bad.... I missed that section! I feel like a silly person


message 32: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Not to worry, Hayley. It isn't together, like it should be. My bad. ☺


message 33: by Hayley (new)

Hayley (mrsjohnson1985) | 951 comments I thought I read it all BUT I must have skipped over it =) There's so many options on this I don't even know where to begin hehe


message 34: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments I'm sure you'll come up with something good, Hayley.


message 35: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Can anyone help me out with historical romance authors with last or first names - X and U.
It's a big ask...then I will be finished with a-z authors...lol
Thanks :o)


message 36: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Well, there is Linda Urbach who writes HR. I can't think of a one for "X," Elaine. Does it have to be an author only, not series name or character? If so, how about a HR author with an "X" in their name?


message 37: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Thanks Lisa for the info.
I think I'll choose 2 authors each with a U or X in their name.
Does the series name have to start with U or X, or just have these letters in it.


message 38: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Is this for this challenge, in this group, or another challenge, in another group? Some groups are quite strict.

For this challenge (and most challenges in the HEAC group) "U" may be in the series name, if it is the first letter of the word. For example, FBI/US Attorney series. However, "X" may be anywhere within the series name, such as in Texas Destiny .

Do that make sense?


message 39: by Hayley (last edited Nov 07, 2014 03:44PM) (new)

Hayley (mrsjohnson1985) | 951 comments I'm going to Start with an AmandA word WHICH happens to be my Middle name <3

Timeline: Until February 2015

0/5

A - Alaska - MC's Name - Looking for Alaska by John Green
L - Lois Lowry - Gathering Blue
A - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
N -
A - Ashley, Kristen - Lady Luck


message 40: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments That's neat, Hayley.


message 41: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Or should I say Hayley Alana?


message 42: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Yes, it does make sense. Thanks for for taking the time to explain it to me Lisa.......and for your patience :o)


message 43: by Hayley (new)

Hayley (mrsjohnson1985) | 951 comments =) - Thanks LK. Gotta start somewhere :)


message 44: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments YW, ladies. :o)


message 45: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (last edited Feb 19, 2015 09:30PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments HEAC: Where to Next? Finish Where You Started, Go On, or Go Back?

State Date: November 1st, 2014

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. X. Y. Z.

4/4 - aria (stay) - DONE!

A. - ✔ Andrews, Ilona = Burn for Me ★★★★½ audio-scribd 12/2
R. - ✔ Robb, J.D. = Purity in Death ★★★★★ ODA 11/26
I. -Immortals After Dark #9 - Pleasure of a Dark Prince, by Cole ★★★★★ audible.com 12/23
A. - ✔ Amanda Ashley = Desire the Night ★½☆☆☆ PB 12/12
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark, #9) by Kresley Cole Desire the Night by Amanda Ashley
7/7 - brainiac (forward) - Done!

B. -Broslin Creek #2 - Deathscape, by Dana Marton ★★★½☆ Kindle 11/3
R. - ✔ Renwick, Sophie = Hot in Here ★★★★☆ PB 12/5
A. -Archer Brothers #2 - Stealing the Preacher, by Witemeyer ★★★★☆ audible.com 12/18
I. - ✔ Ina Garten = Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook ★★★★★ HC 11/19
N. - ✔ Nalini Singh = Kiss of Snow ★★★★★ audible.com 11/14
I. -In Death #15 - Purity in Death, by Robb ★★★★★ ODA 11/26
A. -A Most Improper Rumor, Emma Wildes ★★★✩✩ PB 12/5
C. - ✔ Catherine Bybee = Single by Saturday ★★★½☆ audible.com 11/5
Deathscape (Broslin Creek, #2) by Dana Marton Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick Stealing the Preacher (Archer Brothers, #2) by Karen Witemeyer Make It Ahead A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) by Nalini Singh Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb A Most Improper Rumor (Whispers of Scandal, #2) by Emma Wildes Single by Saturday (The Weekday Brides, #4) by Catherine Bybee
7/7 - cryptic (stay) - Done!

C. - ✔ Connie Willis = To Say Nothing of the Dog ★★★★★ PB & OCD 11/21/2014
R. -Rotten to the Core, by Sheila Connolly ★★★★½ PB 1/3/2015
Y. -Yankee Wife, by Linda Lael Miller ★★★★☆ PB 11/7
P. -Perfect for You, by Kate Perry ★★★✩✩ audible.com 11/19
T. -Tears Of The Renegade, by Linda Howard ★★★½✩ e-Book-scribd 11/11
I. -In Death #7 - Holiday in Death, by Robb★★★★½ SJL-ODA 12/22 “re-read for the holidays!”
C. -Cynsters #21 - By Winter's Light, by Laurens ★★★★☆ SFLibrary-hoopla-audio 12/3
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Oxford Time Travel, #2) by Connie Willis Rotten to the Core (Orchard, #2) by Sheila Connolly Yankee Wife (Quaid, #1) by Linda Lael Miller Perfect for You (Laurel Heights, #1) by Kate Perry Tears Of The Renegade by Linda Howard Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb By Winter's Light (Cynster, #21) by Stephanie Laurens
3/3 - Dad (stay) - Done!

D. -Death by the Dozen, by Jenn McKinlay ★★★★½ PB 1/10/2015
A. - ✔ Amy Andrews; author of Innocent 'til Proven Otherwise ★★★★★ eBook-Scribd 1/6/2015
D. -Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison ★★★★✩ SFLibrary-audio-Hoopla 1/10/2015
Death by the Dozen (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay Innocent 'til Proven Otherwise by Amy Andrews Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison
5/5 - elope (stay) - Done!

E. -Enticing the Earl, by Nicole Byrd ★★★★★ PB 2/3
L. -Loving Rose: The Redemption of Malcolm Sinclair, by Stephanie Laurens ★★★★½ Kindle 12/23/2014
O. -On What Grounds, by Cleo Coyle ★★★★☆ audible.com 12/11/2014
P. - ✔ P.J. Alderman; author of Haunting Jordan ★★★★½ SJLibrary-PB 1/29
E. - ✔ Elwes, Cary; author of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride ★★★★★ SJLibrary-CD-to-iPod-Touch 1/9/2015
Enticing the Earl by Nicole Byrd Loving Rose The Redemption of Malcolm Sinclair (Casebook of Barnaby Adair, #3) by Stephanie Laurens On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle Haunting Jordan (A Port Chatham Mystery #1) by P.J. Alderman As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
4/4 - fief (stay) - Done!

F. -Firelight, by Kristen Callihan ★★★★☆ audible.com 11/13
I.  -Innocent in the Ivory Tower, by Lucy Ellis ★★★✩✩ e-Book-scribd 12/5
E. -Eggs in Purgatory, by Laura Childs ★★★★☆ PB 11/25
F. -For Christmas, Forever, by Ruth Wind ★★★½☆ e-Book-Scribd 12/9
Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan Innocent in the Ivory Tower by Lucy Ellis Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, #1) by Laura Childs For Christmas, Forever by Ruth Wind
6/7 - Jędrzej (stay)

J. - ✔ Julie Garwood = Fast Track ★★★½☆ SJLibrary-CD-to-iPod/Touch 11/4
Ę. - ✔ Elisabeth Naughton = Wait for Me ★★★★½ Whispersync 12/29
D. - ✔ Davis, Krista = Murder, She Barked ★★★★½ PB 11/3
R. -Rumor Has It, by Jill Shalvis ★★★★½ audible.com 2/5
Z. -
E. - ✔ Eleanor Estes = The Hundred Dresses ★★★★☆ SJLibrary-eBook 12/10
J. - ✔ Jane K. Cleland = Consigned to Death ★★★½☆ Kindle 11/6
Fast Track (Buchanan-Renard, #12) by Julie Garwood Wait for Me (Against All Odds, #1) by Elisabeth Naughton Murder, She Barked (Paws and Claws Mystery #1) by Krista Davis Rumor Has It (Animal Magnetism, #4) by Jill Shalvis The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes Consigned to Death (A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery #1) by Jane K. Cleland



message 46: by Elaine (new)

Elaine S A G A S

1/5

A - A Hint of Wicked A Hint of Wicked (James Family, #1) by Jennifer Haymore by Jennifer Haymore

4 stars :o)


message 48: by Lisa Kay, Tinker Bell (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 21897 comments Welcome to the challenge, Jonel!


message 49: by Jonel (new)

Jonel Lisa Kay wrote: "Welcome to the challenge, Jonel!"

Thanks


message 50: by Elaine (new)

Elaine S A G A S

2/5 - the second A

A - A Touch of Scandal A Touch of Scandal (James Family, #2) by Jennifer Haymore by Jennifer Haymore

4 stars :o)


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