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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Jan 24, 2020 06:41AM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Here are your February 2020 Mini Challenges!


RULES

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

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

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

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



1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


* Spunky: a feisty, spirited old woman


message 2: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
For those who wish to spend the weekend sorting through their TBR piles... 😄


message 3: by Patrizia (last edited Feb 15, 2020 02:40AM) (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments February mini challenges
4/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Bonbons and Broomsticks by H.Y. Hanna 6 February; 4★
Bonbons and Broomsticks (Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries #5) by H.Y. Hanna

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Curried Away by Gail Oust 3 February; 4 1/2★
Curried Away (Spice Shop Mystery #4) by Gail Oust

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon (=Vivian Conroy) 14 February; 4 1/2★
In Peppermint Peril (A Tea and Read Mystery, #1) by Joy Avon

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
Uneasy Lies the Crown by Tasha Alexander 11 February; 4 1/2★
Uneasy Lies the Crown (Lady Emily 13) by Tasha Alexander

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


* Spunky: a feisty, spirited old woman


message 4: by Cozy_Pug (last edited Mar 01, 2020 12:58PM) (new)

Cozy_Pug 4/5 completed, life got in the way

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

Poppy Harmon Investigates (A Desert Flowers Mystery #1) by Lee Hollis Poppy Harmon Investigates by Lee Hollis ✅ completed Feb. 2, 2020

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles (Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery #1) by A.L. Herbert Murder with Fried Chicken and Waffles by A.L. Herbert ✅ completed Feb. 5, 2020

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

Hyde Park Heist (Piccadilly Ladies Club Mysteries Book 1) by Bettie Jane Hyde Park Heist by Bettie Jane ✅ completed Feb. 8, 2020

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

Love & Murder A Violet Carlyle Historical Mystery by Beth Byers Love and Murder by Beth Byers ✅ completed Feb. 9, 2020

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.

Taking a Leap of Love by Lilah Rivers Taking a Leap of Love by Lilah Rivers


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7341 comments Still working out some of my choices. I've come up with about 4 choices for the bowl but want to see if I actually own a book with a bowl on it. In January I owned every book I used for my challenge and in February I'm going the exact opposite route.

Spunky Old Broads month and Spunky Old Broads day: Hardcore Twenty-Four

Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

Valentine's Day: As Gouda as Dead

LEAP day: Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon


Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich As Gouda as Dead (A Cheese Shop Mystery, #6) by Avery Aames Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews



message 6: by Jennifer (last edited Feb 29, 2020 08:37AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 391 comments In! Finished 02/26/2020

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad. Murder in the Reading Room
2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.) Pasta Mortem (Supper Club Mysteries Book 7) by Ellery Adams
3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author. The Secret, Book & Scone Society Ellery Adams is also J.B. Stanley
4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover. The Whispered Word (Secret, Book, & Scone Society, #2) by Ellery Adams
5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.Spring Fever


message 7: by Tari (last edited Feb 17, 2020 05:34PM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 184 comments February Mini Challenges
4/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Aunt Iphy--In Cold Chamomile Joy Avon 2/8/20

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
In the sink-- Stay At Home Dead by Jeffrey Allen Jeffrey Allen 2/13/20

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
aka Daryl Wood Gerber: Lost and Fondue Avery Aames 2/17/20

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover. Two Birds with One Stone (Marsden-Lacey Mystery #1) by Sigrid Vansandt Sigrid Vansandt 2/1/20

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 8: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1635 comments Heather L wrote: "For those who wish to spend the weekend sorting through their TBR piles... 😄"

LOL, love it


message 9: by Meg (last edited Feb 19, 2020 10:32PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1635 comments CM mini challenge
February 2020

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

Gator Bait (Miss Fortune Mystery, #5) by Jana Deleon Gator Bait

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title.

Midnight Snacks are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #2) by Libby Klein Midnight Snacks are Murder

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

Reading Up a Storm A Lighthouse Library Mystery by Eva Gates Reading Up a Storm

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

Valentine Murder (Lucy Stone, #5) by Leslie Meier Valentine Murder

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.

Bound (The Witches of Doyle #1) by Kirsten Weiss Bound


message 10: by Alice (last edited Feb 19, 2020 04:27AM) (new)

Alice | 1896 comments ** Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

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

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

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


1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Later Gator by Jana DeLeon

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Steamed Open by Barbara Ross

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author. The Spook in the Stacks by Eva Gates also writes as Vicky Delany

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover. Last Pen Standing By Vivian Conroy

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 11: by Brenda (last edited Feb 08, 2020 05:15PM) (new)

Brenda | 2974 comments February 2020 Mini Challenge
5/5


1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

Ambulance Girls Under Fire by Deborah Burrows 5s 9/2/20 grandmother, Mrs Cora Levy

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

Pots, Pies, and Poison by A.M. Valli 5s 6/2/20

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

The Flower Show Murder by Faith Martin 4s 4/2/20 (Joyce Cato)

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

The Girl from Paradise Alley by Sandy Taylor 5s 1/2/20

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.

Leap by Myfanwy Jones 5s 7/2/20

Ambulance Girls Under Fire (Ambulance Girls #2) by Deborah Burrows Pots, Pies, and Poison (Tottingdale Garden Mysteries #1) by A.M. Valli The Flower Show Murder (Monica Noble, #2) by Joyce Cato The Orphan's Daughter by Sandy Taylor Leap by Myfanwy Jones


message 12: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Meg— Happy to amuse you. 🙃


message 13: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 132 comments 1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


* Spunky: a feisty, spirited old woman


message 14: by Julesy (last edited Mar 17, 2020 08:25AM) (new)

Julesy | 1320 comments February 2020 mini challenge

Updated: March 16
Progress: 5/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Dying for a Double (Laurel McKay Mysteries Book 8) by Cindy Sample Dying for a Double by Cindy Sample - Feb. 7

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Wonton Terror (A Noodle Shop Mystery, #4) by Vivien Chien Wonton Terror by Vivien Chien - March 16

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
Death of a Lobster Lover (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #9) by Lee Hollis Death of a Lobster Lover by Lee Hollis - Feb. 14

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
Gizmo (The Puppy Place, #33) by Ellen Miles Gizmo by Ellen Miles - Feb. 8

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.
Hopscotch Homicide (Zoe Donovan Mystery #16) by Kathi Daley Hopscotch Homicide by Kathi Daley - Feb. 21


message 15: by Genevieve (last edited Feb 25, 2020 09:00AM) (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 108 comments FINISHED

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad. MC's grandma helps her in her bounty hunting.
Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich 2/21/2020
2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Truffled to Death by Kathy Aarons by Kathy Aarons 02/05/2020
3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
She writes under the name Gerry Schmitt
Eggs Benedict Arnold (Cackleberry Club, #2) by Laura Childs by Laura Childs 02/11/2020

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami by Ryū Murakami 2/18/2020

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.
Bound for Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #3) by Laura Childs by Laura Childs 2/25/2020


message 16: by Marina (new)

Marina  (marina12474) | 5 comments I am in for this challenge. I'll be posting my books later today.


message 17: by Trish (last edited Feb 24, 2020 07:36AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 286 comments January challenge is finished. Roll on February. Although I think #5 is going to be a struggle, unless the word can be part of another one.

As of 20th, with only one book read, I'm not hopeful I'll finish this month!

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky old broad.

Stone Cold Crazy, Shannon Hill - 24/02/20
Lil's Aunt Marge is a spunky old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

Fly Girls: The Forgotten Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, P O'Connell Pearson - 02/02/20

At least it has pink on it - that's as good as I'm doing this month!

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault

1. Stone Cold Crazy (Lil and Boris #4) by Shannon Hill , 2.xx, 3. xx, 4. Fly Girls The Forgotten Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII by P. O’Connell Pearson , 5.xx


message 18: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Trish wrote: "January challenge is finished. Roll on February. Although I think #5 is going to be a struggle, unless the word can be part of another one."

Trish, I never said it couldn’t, or that it had to be used as a verb. For example, “spring” can be a noun, verb or adjective. 😉


message 19: by Amber (last edited Feb 21, 2020 04:23PM) (new)

Amber (arboan) | 109 comments 1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad. Slayed on the Slopes 02.14.20

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author. The Quiche of Death 02.06.20

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover. Love Handles 02.18.20

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 20: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments I also have problems with the fifth task: at the moment I can't find anything among the books I owned with one of those words in the title ...


message 21: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments In your opinion, is this cover pink or purple?
The Case of the Cupid Caper (A Cat in the Attic Mystery, #3) by Kathi Daley


message 22: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Patrizia wrote: "In your opinion, is this cover pink or purple?
The Case of the Cupid Caper (A Cat in the Attic Mystery, #3) by Kathi Daley"


Looks pink to me! 😊


message 23: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments Perfect!


message 24: by Jane (new)

Jane (maisiew) | 30 comments Patrizia wrote: "In your opinion, is this cover pink or purple?
The Case of the Cupid Caper (A Cat in the Attic Mystery, #3) by Kathi Daley"


It's purple on my computer, but all computers are different!


message 25: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Sabine Purple inside the room and and pink outside the window ☺


message 26: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments O mamma! I didn't want to create such a discussion ...


message 27: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1635 comments Patrizia wrote: "I also have problems with the fifth task: at the moment I can't find anything among the books I owned with one of those words in the title ..."

I was pretty surprised to find only one book in my tbr for this; if anything I thought I'd find "spring".

What I do have: Kirsten Weiss - Bound (The Witches of Doyle #1) by Kirsten Weiss Bound (Doyle Witch #1)


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 165 comments 1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 29: by TC (new)

TC | 5 comments February Mini Challenge:
Read: 0/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


* Spunky: a feisty, spirited old woman


message 30: by Paula (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 61 comments February mini challenges
0/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Sharpe Mind
2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Sliced Up
3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
The Quiche of Death
4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
Bloody Lessons
5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.
The Ghosts of Mystic Springs

Sharpe Mind (Maycroft Mystery #3) by Lisa B. Thomas Sliced Up by Lyndsey Cole The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton Bloody Lessons (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery #3) by M. Louisa Locke The Ghosts of Mystic Springs (Mystic Springs, #1) by Mona Marple


message 31: by JennH (last edited Feb 24, 2020 01:41PM) (new)

JennH | 540 comments February 2020 Mini Challenge

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

✔3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
Read and Buried by Eva Gates aka Vicky Delany 2/23/20

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.

Read and Buried (Lighthouse Library Mystery, #6) by Eva Gates

* Spunky: a feisty, spirited old woman


message 32: by Ashley (last edited Feb 27, 2020 02:48PM) (new)

Ashley (ashielizz) | 450 comments February Mini Challenge:
Read: 2/5

1. No Farm, No Foul by Peg Cochran

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. Death on Eat Street by J.J. Cook

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 33: by Carrie (last edited Feb 29, 2020 08:19PM) (new)

Carrie | 14 comments February 2020 Mini Challenges

2/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Louisiana Longshot (Miss Fortune Mystery, #1) by Jana Deleon Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
Death of a Witch (Hamish Macbeth, #24) by M.C. Beaton Death of a Witch by M.C. Beaton

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 34: by Patrizia (last edited Feb 01, 2020 02:49AM) (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments Ok, I'll try again ... Is this cover And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily, #1) by Tasha Alexander pink? I found the kindle on offer and the plot inspires me ...
Or this one... Uneasy Lies the Crown (Lady Emily 13) by Tasha Alexander


message 35: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Both look pink to me, especially the second one.


message 36: by Amanda A (last edited Feb 29, 2020 06:19PM) (new)

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


1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Crime and Poetry (Magical Bookshop, #1) by Amanda Flower 2/1

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Left Fur Dead (Jules & Bun Mystery #1) by J.M. Griffin 2/11

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
Ghostly Distress (A Harper Harlow Mystery, #9) by Lily Harper Hart 2/15

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
Valentine Murder (Lucy Stone, #5) by Leslie Meier 2/25

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.
The Ghosts of Mystic Springs (Mystic Springs, #1) by Mona Marple 2/29


message 37: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 286 comments Heather L wrote: "Trish, I never said it couldn’t, or that it had to be used as a verb. For example, “spring” can be a noun, verb or adjective. 😉"

Awesiome! :-)


message 38: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3839 comments Mod
Just in case, does this cover A Date with Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #47) by Jessica Fletcher qualify as pink?


message 39: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 2974 comments Finished :)

February 2020 Mini Challenge
5/5


1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

Ambulance Girls Under Fire by Deborah Burrows 5s 9/2/20 grandmother, Mrs Cora Levy

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

Pots, Pies, and Poison by A.M. Valli 5s 6/2/20

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

The Flower Show Murder by Faith Martin 4s 4/2/20 (Joyce Cato)

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

The Girl from Paradise Alley by Sandy Taylor 5s 1/2/20

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.

Leap by Myfanwy Jones 5s 7/2/20

Ambulance Girls Under Fire (Ambulance Girls #2) by Deborah Burrows Pots, Pies, and Poison (Tottingdale Garden Mysteries #1) by A.M. Valli The Flower Show Murder (Monica Noble, #2) by Joyce Cato The Orphan's Daughter by Sandy Taylor Leap by Myfanwy Jones


message 40: by Deanie (last edited Feb 29, 2020 12:32PM) (new)

Deanie Nelder | 17 comments February Mini Challenge
February 1, 2020-February 29, 2020

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
They Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie -- Miss Jane Marple, one of the original spunky old broads of detective fiction

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (A Year-Round Christmas Mystery #2) by Vicki Delany We Wish You a Murderous Christmas by Vicki Delany - 2/14/2020

Surprisingly, not culinary. There's a bowl of Christmas ornaments on the table.

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) - 2/16/2020

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée (Nocturne Falls, #5) by Kristen Painter The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée by Kristen Painter - 2/14/2020

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.
Bound for Murder (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #3) by Laura Childs Bound for Murder by Laura Childs - 2/29/2020


message 41: by Martha (last edited Feb 17, 2020 03:51PM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments I'd like to join in.

February Mini Challenge:
Read: 2/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
Dipped, Stripped, and Dead by Elise Hyatt pseudonym for Sarah A. Hoyt

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
Skeletons in the Closet (The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag, #1) by Jennifer L. Hart by Jennifer L. Hart 2/8/20

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


* Spunky: a feisty, spirited old woman


message 42: by Shaz (last edited Feb 23, 2020 04:55PM) (new)

Shaz (zabooksihaveread) | 26 comments FEBRUARY 2020 MINI CHALLENGES


1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.



2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)

Cobblered to Death by Rosemarie Ross

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


Cobblered to Death (Courtney Archer #1) by Rosemarie Ross


message 43: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 223 comments I give up ... Among my books I can't find anything for the last task and I don't want to buy one on purpose, since I already have too many on my TBR list. So my challenge ends with a 4/5.
:-(

February mini challenges
4/5

1. February is Spunky Old Broads month and February 1 Spunky Old Broads day: Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad.
Bonbons and Broomsticks by H.Y. Hanna 6 February; 4★
Bonbons and Broomsticks (Bewitched by Chocolate Mysteries #5) by H.Y. Hanna

2. February 2 is Super Bowl Sunday: Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover or in the title. (I suggest digging through your culinary titles.)
Curried Away by Gail Oust 3 February; 4 1/2★
Curried Away (Spice Shop Mystery #4) by Gail Oust

3. February 13 is Get a Different Name day: Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author.
In Peppermint Peril by Joy Avon (=Vivian Conroy) 14 February; 4 1/2★
In Peppermint Peril (A Tea and Read Mystery, #1) by Joy Avon

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover.
Uneasy Lies the Crown by Tasha Alexander 11 February; 4 1/2★
Uneasy Lies the Crown (Lady Emily 13) by Tasha Alexander

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 44: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1635 comments Patrizia wrote: "I give up ... Among my books I can't find anything for the last task and I don't want to buy one on purpose, since I already have too many on my TBR list. So my challenge ends with a 4/5.
:-(


😘


message 45: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1635 comments Done -- see message #9!


message 46: by Nan (last edited Feb 22, 2020 07:10PM) (new)

Nan (chipotlecooks) | 6 comments February Challenge

Finished 4/5

1. Read a book featuring a spunky* old broad. (Aunt Nettie) 2/4 The Chocolate Cat Caper (A Chocoholic Mystery, #1) by JoAnna Carl

2. Read a book that features some sort of bowl on the cover. 2/19 Pudding Up With Murder by Julia Buckley

3. Read a book by an author who uses a pseudonym, such as this month's featured author. (Also J.B. Stanley and Jennifer Stanley) 2/6 Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries, #1) by Ellery Adams

4. February 14 is Valentine's Day: Read a book with a red or pink cover. Down the Rabbit Hole (Ashbrook Bookshop Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Evelyn Amber

5. February 29 is LEAP day: Read a book featuring the word "leap" in the title, or one of the following synonyms--bound, hop, jump, spring or vault.


message 47: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7341 comments Just finished!

Spunky Old Broads month and Spunky Old Broads day: Hardcore Twenty-Four 2/17/20

Super Bowl Sunday: Lord of the Pies 2/12/20

Get a Different Name day: A Likely Story 2/9/20

Valentine's Day: As Gouda as Dead 2/21/20

LEAP day: Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon 2/3/20


Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum, #24) by Janet Evanovich Lord of the Pies (A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery #2) by Nell Hampton A Likely Story (Library Lover's Mystery, #6) by Jenn McKinlay As Gouda as Dead (A Cheese Shop Mystery, #6) by Avery Aames Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon (Meg Langslow, #4) by Donna Andrews



message 48: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve Bomes | 108 comments Finished see message 15


message 49: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashielizz) | 450 comments Message 32 updated 2/5


message 50: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7341 comments Congrats to everyone finishing up their February challenge!


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