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message 1: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 19, 2020 04:01AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 August 2020


This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

August
attic
curse
diamond
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear



Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.


amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless



and a bonus bonus
sanitiser / sanitizer


To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.

Audiobooks are allowed so long as you can quote the page/%/LOC and the sentence. (Eg Using whispersync or finding that sentence in some other way.)

You must find the actual word or the word's root word must be at the core with the meaning essentially remaining the same ~ just turned into a noun, adjective, adverb etc. No prefixes or hyphenated extensions. An extension is allowed where it is often the accepted spelling eg goodbye or good-bye.

Where a word has more than one meaning, either meaning may be used. Eg coast (beachfront) or coast (moving without effort) etc

Please post all entries, updates, final posts and questions in this thread.

RULING for the BONUS words
If you are one of those super-cray-cray/OCD/overly ambitious/organised or bored readers who wish to find words from PRIOR months that are missing in addition to the current month's words, you may use an additional three (3) words per book. These can only be allocated to prior month words.

So you may allocate three words per book to the current month's words, AND three words per book if those words are from PRIOR months' and have been carried forward.


Examples for 'Reversal'
Reverse - Laser Visions √ 15 May
p50-51 : There were a couple of bands Tam had that this person didn't, but none in the reverse.

Reversing - Sunset √ 10 Jul
p204 : Reversing his grip on his katana, he held it out to Nick.


message 2: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Example post:(view spoiler)


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Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Tips for finding words - courtesy of Jennifer ♔Princess Penguin♔

Using Google books:
~Go here https://books.google.com/bkshp?hl=en&...
~Type in the name of your book
~Select your book
~On the left about midway down there will be a search bar, type your word in there.

Couple of things you need to know...
~you need to check every variety of the word you want so, let's say GROUP doesn't show up you would also need to type in GROUPS/ED/ING
~Unfortunately, 99% of the books on Google does not list page numbers (at least in my experience)

Using Amazon:
~You search for your book
~Once on your book page make sure you are on a version that is paperback or hardcover (Kindle editions will not work)
~On the left there will be a picture of your book and it should have "Search Inside" above it
~Click on the book and the search bar will be inside

You will not need to search separately for plurals but you will still need to search separately for -ed and -ing


***
You can also search for words in all the books loaded on your Kindle.

On the home page, use the 'search' function.
~ type in the word and select 'search my items'.


message 4: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Word Hunt
1 - 30 August 2020

0/10 - Found and Read

August
attic
curse
diamond
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear

Bonus
amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless

Bonus Bonus
sanitiser


message 5: by Georgina (last edited Aug 11, 2020 01:04AM) (new)

Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 258 comments Read 16/16

attic:
LOC 2517 “I’d helped Dad get my old crib down from the attic and set it up in the guest room.“ Well Met 8/8
curse: LOC “...then a warning beep, followed by Trey’s irate curse.” Inked Armour 4/8
diamond: P 279 “He popped it open and displayed the beautiful, perfect-for-me, diamond ring before my eyes.” Trick Play 7/8
hail: LOC 374 “WE HAIL THE TAXI OF ETERNAL TORMENT” The Sea of Monsters 10/8
invisible: LOC 1550 “... I’m holding on to an invisible beam, trying not to fall.” Queen Move 9/8
muster: LOC 3945 “I give her the most longsuffering look I can muster.” Queen Move 9/8
orange: LOC “The leaves had turned yellow and orange and the gardens were fantastic.” Inked Armour 4/8
pony: LOC 785 ““Pony!" he cried in total rapture.” The Sea of Monsters 10/8
wave: P4 “...a new wave of talent flooded onto the center stage.” Trick Play 7/8
wear: LOC 639 “She looked like she was born to wear Greek battle armor...” The Sea of Monsters 10/8

amnesia: P46 “Apparently, it was too much to hope that he’d be struck with a sudden bout of amnesia.” Trick Play 7/8
beefcake: LOC 2354 “When had my daydreams drifted away from the beefcake in a kilt...” Well Met 8/8
binge: LOC 3974 “... I ended up on a drug binge that lasted a month...” Inked Armour 4/8
dope: P83 ““Maybe whoever planted the dope is trying to frame me?” Love Under Quarantine 11/8
godless: LOC 251 “...smooth dark skin and stubbornly godless heart was not what Mother had in mind.” Queen Move 9/8
sanitizer: LOC 2121 “ ... never felt like I had enough hand sanitizer on me to venture inside.” Well Met 8/8


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 1095 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 August 2020


This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

August
attic
curse
diamond
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.


amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless


and a bonus bonus
sanitiser


message 7: by Tammie (last edited Aug 30, 2020 09:35AM) (new)

Tammie | 1649 comments Read: 10/10
Bonus: 5/5
Bonus-Bonus: 1/1

8/1 attic - Speaking from Among the Bones pg 255, It was as if a few feet of attic had been banged into an extra bedroom for an emergency, and no one...

8/2 curse - pg 11, Breaking Dawn Outside, there was a muted thud, and I heard Emmett curse.

8/3 diamond - pg 61, Rock the Band I wanted a very classic two-carat diamond ring set in white gold.

8/3 hail - pg 67, Rock My Bed I hail a cab and quickly shut myself inside and give him my destination.

8/1 invisible - Speaking from Among the Bones pg 59, ...the hair at the nape of my neck standing on end as if suddenly blown by a cold, invisible breeze.

8/3 muster - Rock My Bed pg 67, To drive it home, with as much sarcasm as I can muster, I say, "Yeah, we wouldn't want to accidentally...

8/1 orange - Speaking from Among the Bones pg 65, ...what she is sipping from the pretty glass is more than just orange squash.

8/17 pony - The Private Rehearsal @chapter 15-2:34:47, "... I also don't own a yacht, a polo pony, or any vintage cars."

8/2 wave - Breaking Dawn pg 42, But as I moved, an odd wave of vertigo hit.

8/2 wear - Breaking Dawn pg 27, "Bella, do you want to wear that dress on the airplane?" she demanded.

Bonus
8/13 amnesia - Affaire Royale pg 81, I’m very much afraid that the matter of the temporary amnesia would be exploited by the world press if news of it leaks.

8/8 beefcake - The Pretending Plot pg 7, He was anything but the standard-order bachelorette-party beefcake with a bow tie and a big smile.

8/27 binge She Rides Shotgun: A Novel pg 7, A couple of skinheads in Huntington Beach—three-day
strangers from sleep on a crank binge—put together wanted posters.


8/2 dope - Mr. Beautiful pg 302, This shit was the best high there was, when the rush from the coke met the bliss of the dope.

8/28 godless - Marked pg 19, ...that supported such a huge trade relationship with China and the godless government that had brutally...

Bonus-Bonus
8/27 sanitiser - She Rides Shotgun: A Novel pg 77, She took a bottle of hand sanitizer and squirted it onto her hands.


message 8: by Tammie (last edited Jul 18, 2020 08:50PM) (new)

Tammie | 1649 comments Jane is 'sanitizer' also an acceptable spelling for our bonus-bonus?


message 9: by Rissa (last edited Aug 24, 2020 06:16AM) (new)

Rissa | 637 comments My spot! I can't believe it's August already soon!

AUGUST Read 10/10
1. ATTIC - Magpie - √ 3 August 2020
p54 - Reynard—or, more likely, Peterson—had arranged for an army of Attendants to clean the place from attic to cellar.
2. CURSE - Levity - √ 1 August 2020
p42 - The father and mother saw it as a price well worth paying, but the son saw it as a curse, and resented it every day of his life.
3. DIAMOND - Magpie - √ 3 August 2020
p55 - Reynard was a work in progress—a diamond in the rough, as it were.
4. HAIL - Fakers - √ 7 August 2020
loc 2301 - Memories were pinging around in my head like hail on the hood of a car.
5. INVISIBLE - Pieces of You - √ 2 August 2020
p39 - He squinted as though he was trying to join invisible dots. “I don’t live in Newcastle anymore. Moved away.”
6. MUSTER - Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology Volume 4 - √ 15 August 2020
loc 8570 - “I’m still in my clothes,” Alaric murmured, exhausted and unable to muster any strength to feel a shred of embarrassment.
7. ORANGE - Fakers - √ 7 August 2020
loc 2018 - Bright orange liquid splashed from the clear plastic cup all over Paul’s short-sleeved button-down and onto his pristine white dress shorts.
8. PONY - Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology Volume 4 - √ 15 August 2020
loc 2709 - Which was how I'd been tasked with the mission of finding a pony for the pack leader's daughter’s birthday in less than twelve hours.
9. WAVE - Duking It Out - √ 8 August 2020
p37 - The Monster jerked a nod, his scowl returning. “Not a minute later, Askatasun got lifted at least ten meters into the air on this weird column of water and got swallowed in a fog bank. Then the water column launched us at what felt like light speed for approximately forever until it wrecked us here. I’m guessing we ended up so far from the waterline because the column dissipated when it hit the sand and the wave broke here.”
10. WEAR - Duking It Out - √ 8 August 2020
p85 - “Are you planning to wear those shorts to bed?”

BONUS Read 5/5
1. AMNESIA - Pieces of You - √ 2 August 2020
p28 - Okay, well, that was good, right? But amnesia? “I thought amnesia was not knowing who you are,” I said, and as soon as I heard the words out loud, the penny dropped. “Oh.”
2. BEEFCAKE - Pucked - √ 21 August 2020
loc 302 - “Hey, beefcake, enough with the soft-porn photo shoot. Grab a chair!”
3. BINGE - Smash & Grab - √ 18 August 2020
p58 - So much so, that we ended up binge watching the entire series in one sitting.
4. DOPE - Smash & Grab - √ 18 August 2020
p38 - “Yeah, but check out these dope ass hats.” I tugged one on over my floppy mohawk that just said “Mystery Hole”. “It’s going to be what I start calling my--”
5. GODLESS - Levity - √ 1 August 2020
p13 - It was godless, empty, full of distance and height, and Efrosin could vanish into it entirely, never to be seen again.

BONUS BONUS Read 1/1
1. SANITISER / SANITIZER - Pucked - √ 21 August 2020
loc 1284 - Buck probably forgot something, such as an industrial-sized bottle of hand sanitizer.

FINISHED!!!!


message 10: by Rissa (new)

Rissa | 637 comments Tammie wrote: "Jane is 'sanitizer' also an acceptable spelling for our bonus-bonus?"

I second this question, lol!


message 11: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Tammie wrote: "Jane is 'sanitizer' also an acceptable spelling for our bonus-bonus?"

I'll accept this :)


message 12: by Leena (new)

Leena Aluru (mgleena) | 209 comments this is really hard. I started off with gusto for the July challenge, found 1 then forgot all about finding the rest of the list.
Better luck to me this month.


message 13: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Leena wrote: "this is really hard. I started off with gusto for the July challenge, found 1 then forgot all about finding the rest of the list.
Better luck to me this month."


Good luck Leena. Focus on the first 10 words = they should be much easier :)


message 14: by JoAnne (last edited Aug 31, 2020 07:04PM) (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 315 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 August 2020 DONE!

Read 5 books
Read 10/10 words; 1/5 bonus words; 0/1 bonus bonus words

Orphan Words
July - Read 0/1 word; 2/3 bonus words; 0/1 bonus bonus word
June - Read 0/1 bonus bonus word
April - Read 0/1 bonus words
March - Read 0/2 bonus words

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

August - Read 10/10 - DONE!

attic - Paperback page 144 - Besides, I want to see if I can get up in the attic and determine if the roof can be patched.
A Cowboy for Keeps by Laura Drake A Cowboy for Keeps (Chestnut Creek #3) by Laura Drake 8/6/20 4stars

curse - Kindle location 1934 - Leland muttered a curse.
The Hacker by Nancy Herkness The Hacker (The Consultants #2) by Nancy Herkness 8/1/20 4.5stars

diamond - Hardcover page 358 - Cooper stared at it and the diamond ring on her left hand, then looked at her.
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery The Friendship List by Susan Mallery 8/5/20 4stars

hail - Kindle location 186 - It also complicated things for her because she had expected Ramon to hail KRG's assistance as a lifesaver.
The Hacker by Nancy Herkness The Hacker (The Consultants #2) by Nancy Herkness 8/1/20 4.5stars

invisible - Kindle location 3772 - I kept Dawn's name out of every piece of paperwork anyone filed, so she's invisible.
The Hacker by Nancy Herkness The Hacker (The Consultants #2) by Nancy Herkness 8/1/20 4.5stars

muster - Kindle Location 506 - I said it with all the authority I could muster, even though I wasn't sure I was right. (from Accidental Love)
Fake Marriage A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams Fake Marriage: A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams 8/3/20 4stars

orange(s) - Kindle location 2649 - "That's apples and oranges." (from Accidental Love)
Fake Marriage A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams Fake Marriage: A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams 8/3/20 4stars

pony - Kindle location 2201 - "This horse is actually a pony, but she is pretty, isn't she?" (from Accidental Love)
Fake Marriage A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams Fake Marriage: A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams 8/3/20 4stars

wave(d) - Hardcover page 65 - She waved her cell phone.
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery The Friendship List by Susan Mallery 8/5/20 4stars

wear - Hardcover page 200 - Then, because she didn't have any shoes to wear with the dress, they had to go find a pair of strappy sandals and a little evening clutch.
The Friendship List by Susan Mallery The Friendship List by Susan Mallery 8/5/20 4stars

Bonus - Read 1/5
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

amnesia - Hardcover page 251 - But that would have to wait until my professor had recovered from an unusual case of amnesia.
Lost in the Spanish Quarter A Novel by Heddi Goodrich Lost in the Spanish Quarter: A Novel by Heddi Goodrich 8/10/20 3.5stars

beefcake

binge

dope -

godless

and a bonus bonus - Read 0/1
sanitiser / sanitizer


July Orphan words - Read 0/1
Gorilla

Bonus - Read 2/3
excrement

thesis - Kindle location 13095 - I had half a mind to fund the library just to prove my thesis when she found some way to stop the permits or have the kids refuse to read or something. (from Accidental Daddy)
Fake Marriage A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams Fake Marriage: A Contemporary Romance Series Box Set by Ajme Williams 8/3/20 4stars

veal - Kindle location 1216 - Our entrees came-veal parmigiana for Annie and seafood linguine for me-and we lapsed into a comfortable silence as we ate.
Boss's Baby (Forbidden First Times #5) by Sofia T. Summers Boss's Baby: A Secret Baby Office Romance (Forbidden First Times #5) by Sofia T. Summers 8/12/20 3stars

and a bonus bonus - Read 0/1
bionic

June Orphan Words - bonus bonus - Read 0/1
aficionado

April Orphan Words - Read 0/1 bonus words
gimmick

March Orphan Words Bonus - Read 0/2

ladybug

primate/s singular or plural


message 15: by Maritza (last edited Aug 23, 2020 12:13PM) (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 533 comments Monthly Word Hunt
August 1 - 31, 2020

9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

Words Found - 9 of 10 ! 3 of 5 Bonus ! of 1 Bonus Bonus

attic
curse, Alessandro's Prize 08/03 - ...the silent CURSE stuck in her throat. (46%)
diamond, Alessandro's Prize 08/03 - ,DIAMOND ear studs, (26%)
hail, Selfish Elf Wish 08/23 - and HAIL another cab. (55%)
invisible, Steal Her Heart 08/10 - See? I might as well be INVISIBLE. (pg 93)
muster, Justice for the SEAL 08/12 - , but she called the dog to her as cheerfully as she could MUSTER. (pg 147)
orange, Quiet Man 08/02 - ,because I liked ORANGE. (20%)
pony, Steal Her Heart 08/10 - Break PONY... break. (pg 84)
wave, Quiet Man 08/02 - ,prone to WAVE, (77%)
wear, Quiet Man 08/02 - Way too uptight to WEAR jeans. (47%)

Quiet Man (Dream #0.5; Dream Man #4.5) by Kristen Ashley Alessandro's Prize by Helen Bianchin Steal Her Heart (Kaid Ranch Shifters, #1) by T.S. Joyce Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Justice for the SEAL (H.E.R.O. Force #5) by Amy Gamet Selfish Elf Wish by Heather Swain

amnesia
beefcake, Steal Her Heart 08/10 - Boy, you're two hundrend seventy pounds if Grade-A BEEFCAKE. (pg 83)
binge, Sizzling Sixteen 08/11 - Vinnie looked like a wino hobbit coming off a three-day BINGE. (78%)
dope, Sizzling Sixteen 08/11 - ,he dudn't sound like a DOPE. (9%)
godless

sanitiser / sanitizer


message 16: by Emily (last edited Sep 08, 2020 02:43PM) (new)

Emily | 779 comments This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

August
attic (pg111) boxes of them in ATTIC. Willd by DD Prince 8.20
curse (pg31)With a few CURSE words..Until Talon by Aurora Rose Reynolds 8.6
diamond (Pg192) with a DIAMOND ring..Until Talon by Aurora Rose Reynolds 8.6
hail (Loc1818) with you was his HAIL Mary attempt Bronco by Bijou Hunter 8.24
invisible (pg65) thinking they're INVISIBLE as long as...Never Say Never by Bijou Hunter 8.9
muster (pg51) If I can't MUSTER up any..Never Say Never by Bijou Hunter 8.9
orange (pg45) just have ORANGE juice if you..Until Talon by Aurora Rose Reynolds 8.6
pony (Pg164) a toddler on a PONY ride. Humbugged by PippaGrantandLili Valentine 8.4
wave (Pg84) I WAVE off his pissy...Never Say Never by Bijou Hunter 8.9
wear (Pg126) less what you WEAR Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds 8.3


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.


amnesia
beefcake
binge (Loc3277) Probably hard to BINGE a …Little Dove by Layla Frost 8.26
dope (pg89) selling dope or bitches while Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds 8.3
godless


and a bonus bonus
sanitiser / sanitizer (Pg233) I carried a travel-sized bottle of hand SANITIZER… Any Day Now by Lani Lynn Vale 8.18


message 17: by Leena (new)

Leena Aluru (mgleena) | 209 comments @ Jane(PS) it just slips my mind to record any words I come across. Is there simpler way of recording it? I'm probably missing something


message 18: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Leena wrote: "@ Jane(PS) it just slips my mind to record any words I come across. Is there simpler way of recording it? I'm probably missing something"

I just highlight in my eReader when I hit the word. Others I think have a pen & paper next to them when they read. We haven't really chatted about it 🧐


message 19: by Claire (last edited Aug 30, 2020 11:32AM) (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 86 comments August Word Hunt

1. Attic Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ...small, before settling on the attic story of a crematorium - LOC: pg 274 READ:8/20/20
2. Curse Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ...from his mouth like a curse, leaving an aftertaste of tears. LOC: pg 8 READ:8/20/20
3. Diamond Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes ...borrowed diamonds shimmering on my neck and wrists. LOC: pg 117 READ:8/02/20
4. Hail Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ...time, always a treat, and hail, LOC: pg 86 READ:8/20/20
5. Invisible Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes I am invisible to myself. LOC: pg 143 READ:8/02/20
6. muster
7. Orange Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes ...with the orange price sticker still attached. LOC: pg 109 READ:8/02/20
8. pony
9. Wave(s) The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri I scanned the water, the black waves, LOC: pg ... READ:8/27/20
10. Wear(ing) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman He was wearing a very stylish hat... LOC: pg ... READ:8/7/20

Bonus

1. Amnesia This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay tell you in months . . .' Has she got amnesia? Is she a clone of another w… LOC: pg 72 READ:8/30/20
2. beefcake
3. Binge This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay the middle of an Ally McBeal box-set binge.' I run from chest … LOC: pg 7 READ:8/30/20
4. dope
5. godless

Bonus bonus

1. sanitiser / sanitizer

Orphan Words (August)

Bonus

1. Astronaut This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay with declaring the 'I want to be an astronaut' painting you d… LOC: pg 2 READ:8/30/20
2. Lunar Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor It was a lunar landscape to the moth. LOC: pg 296 READ:8/20/20

Orphan Words (September)

1. hamster

Bonus

1. Arcade Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ...filled the arches of the arcade, LOC: pg 265 READ:8/20/20
2. cuddly

Bonus Bonus

1. vagabond

Orphan Words (October)

Bonus

1. Moonbeam

Bonus Bonus

1. Accuracy This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay sacked. To ensure the illusion of accuracy' clerical staff from hospital… LOC: pg 137 READ:8/30/20

Orphan Words - November

1. cannon(s) Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor ...and riggings, and even miniature cannons, LOC: pg 29 READ:8/20/20
2. thermometer

Bonus

1. amok
2. anchovies
3. frontier
4. toaster
5. unaccountably

Orphan Words (December)

1. Chubby Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes I'm not cutely chubby. LOC: pg 132 READ:8/02/20

Bonus

1. communion
2. jingle
3. moose
4. noir

Bonus Bonus

1. Executioner Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes...party into the hands of the executioner. LOC: pg 19 READ:8/02/20

Orphan Words (January)

1. disarm
2. shrewd

Bonus

1. cadet
2. idiotic
3. toothpaste

Bonus Bonus

1. flagrant

Orphan Words (February)

1. barge
2. optimal
3. Stew The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri Sometimes old women bring vegetables from their gardens for the stew. LOC: pg ... READ:8/27/20
4. Website(s) Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes Because of the uploading and the streaming and websites. LOC: pg 76 READ:8/02/20

Bonus

1. amulet
2. chops
3. encyclopedia
4. Hives The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri '...split the colonies and build new hives.' LOC: pg ... READ:8/27/20
5. proverb

Bonus Bonus

1. cloistered

Orphan Words (March)

1. alibi
2. Cocoon This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay always malapropped the words 'coma' and 'cocoon'. Th… LOC: pg 79 READ:8/30/20
3. harness
4. Hostage(s) The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri After three month rival militia broke into the prison and release all the hostages. LOC: pg ... READ:8/27/20
5. shackle

Bonus

1. paralysis
2. glacier
3. ladybug
4. primate/s singular or plural

Bonus Bonus

1.delicatessen

Orphan Words (April)

1. believer
2. china
3. muzzle
4. plush

Bonus

1. annihilate
2. gimmick
3. fin
4. grasshopper
5. inspector

Bonus Bonus

1. hogtied

Orphan Words (May)

1. committee
2. flexible
3. peck

Bonus

1. heartsick
2. hooligan
3. squawk
4. valour/valor

Bonus Bonus

1. pigment

Orphan Words (June)

1. eruption
2. exotic
3. harvest
4. laser
5. Painkiller(s) Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman ...for some more painkillers, LOC: pg ... READ:8/7/20

Bonus

1. ballet
2. berserk
3. musty
4. vixen

Bonus Bonus

1. aficionado

Orphan Words (July)

1. gorilla

Bonus

1. ageless
2. excrement
3. staple
4. thesis
5. veal

Bonus Bonus

1. bionic


message 20: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 30, 2020 02:07AM) (new)

ORPHAN: 8/20. WORDS: 9/10. BONUS: 3/6.

Annihilate.
Ageless.
❤️Choking. Highland Vixen. 1 Aug.
Page 24. She ended up choking out a single laugh before she sat down with her back to him.
Excrement.
Fin.
❤️Frail. Highland Vixen. 1 Aug.
Page 10. But his hair was gray now and his body frail from the years he’d lived.
❤️Gang. The Apple Pie Knights: A Crossroads Café Short Story. 6 Aug.
Page 36. Look for Holly Hobbie next to the Retro Punk Ewe gang.
❤️Gorilla. Joss. 1 Aug.
Page 10. Two human females who were friends came together, one finding her soulmate in a gorilla, and one in a lion.
Harvest.
Heartsick.
Hogtied.
Lament.
❤️Pickle. The Apple Pie Knights: A Crossroads Café Short Story. 6 Aug.
Page 17. And Gabs uses pickle descriptions.
Shackle.
Thesis.
❤️Tickle. The Wolf, the Curse and the Party. 30 Aug.
Page 21. The slight hair on his chest tickled my fingers as I played with the button, threatening to pop it.
Valour/valor.
Veal.
❤️Vessel. Aries. 2 Aug.
Page 27. He’d read Baneb’s ship’s log after the Syndicate discovered Baneb’s abandoned vessel.
❤️Vixen. Highland Vixen. 1 Aug.
Page 36. ”Damn ye…vixen,” he muttered.

❤️Attic. Love Between the Lines: Smitten Novella Five. 26 Aug.
Page 8. “In the attic,” Grandma Rose said.
❤️Curse. The Wolf, the Curse and the Party. 30 Aug.
Page 5. Staring down the business end of a nasty little curse my bastard of an ex had arranged after we split, and with an important function tonight, I was rapidly running out of options and that more sacred of commodities: time.
❤️Diamond. Aries. 2 Aug.
Page 53. A diamond fixture here.
❤️Hail. Animal Heat. 30 Aug.
Page 14. Who was this mysterious hunter and from where did he hail?
❤️Invisible. What There Is. 7 Aug.
Page 8. His body hair was blond and kind of invisible, but what Mark could see clung with sweat to Justin’s chest and arms.
❤️Muster. Iron Soldier: A Romance Collection. 22 Aug.
Page 52. Then, with all of the courage I can muster, I stride across the noisy bar, pushing past the bodies that get in my way.
❤️Orange. Aries. 2 Aug.
Page 17. Rory started with some gin and orange juice in the kitchen.
Pony.
❤️Wave. Joss. 1 Aug.
Page 107. Jeanie pushed herself to a seated position, groaning internally at a wave of nausea.
❤️Wear. Joss. 1 Aug.
Page 21. He’d gone for a run in his shift early in the morning, pacing the entire paddock several times in an attempt to wear out his beast – but it had done nothing but agitate the creature.

❤️Amnesia. Iron Soldier: A Romance Collection. 22 Aug.
Page 132. She definitely doesn’t know about your amnesia.
❤️Beefcake. What There Is. 8/7.
Page 8. “Too busy actually playing baseball, huh?” said the other beefcake.
Binge.
Dope.
❤️Godless. The Apple Pie Knights: A Crossroads Café Short Story. 6 Aug.
Page 14. We’re gonna do what it takes to save this country from being taken over by Godless invaders.

Sanitiser/Sanitizer.

Animal Heat (The Animal Sagas, #1) by Susan G. Charles The Apple Pie Knights A Crossroads Café Short Story (The MacBrides, #3.5) by Deborah Smith Aries (The Alpha Quadrant #3) by Enid Titan Highland Vixen (Highland Weddings) by Mary Wine Iron Soldier A Romance Collection by Katie Ford Joss (Were Zoo Book 9) by R.E. Butler Love Between the Lines Smitten Novella Five by Colleen Coble What There Is by Kate McMurray The Wolf, the Curse and the Party (Paranormal Protection Agency #2) by Mina Carter


message 21: by Rissa (new)

Rissa | 637 comments Jane (PS) wrote: "Leena wrote: "@ Jane(PS) it just slips my mind to record any words I come across. Is there simpler way of recording it? I'm probably missing something"

I just highlight in my eReader when I hit th..."


I highlight it when I come across the word and then put it on an Excel spreadsheet, LOLOL! :)


message 22: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne (joannemwct) | 315 comments Leena wrote: "@ Jane(PS) it just slips my mind to record any words I come across. Is there simpler way of recording it? I'm probably missing something"

I look it up on Amazon if there's a look inside feature for the book especially if I'm reading a print copy. Sometimes the word will jump out at me and then I jot it down.
If I'm reading on an ereader I search for each word one after another.


message 23: by Samantha (last edited Aug 21, 2020 11:21AM) (new)

Samantha Clysdale | 112 comments August

attic-August.19/2020, Page 238, Granny's Attic to meet your mother, Coconut Layer Cake Murder

curse-August.1/2020, Page 455, that he completely cursed, The Hypnotist's Love Story

diamond-August.5/2020, Page 31, painted white and set with tiny diamonds., Gauntlgrym

hail- August.17/2020, Page 100, when it hails and snows, Winnie-the-Pooh

invisible- August.9/2020,Page 5- invisible protectors, The Red Scrolls of Magic

muster

orange-August.18/2020, Page 132, orange juice in the refrigerator.", Coconut Layer Cake Murder

pony

wave-August.20/2020, Page 248, Andrea waved and drove off, Coconut Layer Cake Murder

wear- August.20/2020, Page 82, the women wearing tall wigs, A Harvest of Souls



Moldy Leftovers

March

hostage
shackle
zipper

Bonus
paralysis
flamingo
glacier
ladybug
primate/s

Bonus Bonus
delicatessen

April

Muzzle

Snuggle

Upset


message 24: by LaurLa (last edited Sep 02, 2020 03:28PM) (new)

LaurLa | 3585 comments August Word Hunt
August 2020

My Word Hunt (msg 25)

Words Found: 10 of 10
Bonus Words: 6 of 6
Books Read: 6 of 6

August Words

Secret Pleasures (Pleasures, #2) by Cheryl Howe The Rise of Magicks (Chronicles of The One, #3) by Nora Roberts Heat Storm (Nikki Heat, #9) by Richard Castle Hooked by Polly Iyer The Many and The One (Reynolds Family Saga, #1) by Donald Wells Room at the Inn by Ruthie Knox

attic
🍬taken off the shelf and packed in the attic. [loc: 10.6]
🍬Secret Pleasures ~ 08.02 ★★★★

curse
🍬They’d hoped for shouts and curses, got nothing, [loc: 407.0]
🍬The Rise of Magicks ~ 08.23 ★★★★

diamond
🍬concocted an experiment, using electrons trapped inside diamonds, [loc: 307.3]
🍬Heat Storm ~ 08.22 ★★★★

hail
🍬Or maybe she’ll hail a taxi. [107.0]
🍬Hooked ~ 08.06 ★★★★

invisible
🍬an arm wrestling contest with an invisible giant. [loc: 143.4]
🍬Heat Storm ~ 08.22 ★★★★

muster
🍬with as much dignity as she could muster. [loc: 304.5]
🍬Hooked ~ 08.06 ★★★★

orange
🍬taking a swig from a carton of orange juice, [loc: 72.8]
🍬The Many and The One ~ 08.30 ★★★

pony
🍬if you expect me to pony all those girls of yours [loc: 366.7]
🍬Secret Pleasures ~ 08.02 ★★★★

wave
🍬knock her over with a tidal wave of sex and passion [loc: 78.2]
🍬Room at the Inn ~ 08.15 ★★★

wear
🍬This one didn’t wear a blue vest, [loc: 53.2]
🍬The Many and The One ~ 08.30 ★★★


Bonus/Bonus Bonus Words

Hooked by Polly Iyer Room at the Inn by Ruthie Knox Secret Pleasures (Pleasures, #2) by Cheryl Howe The Many and The One (Reynolds Family Saga, #1) by Donald Wells The Rise of Magicks (Chronicles of The One, #3) by Nora Roberts Heat Storm (Nikki Heat, #9) by Richard Castle

amnesia
🍬Like I wish I had amnesia. [loc: 72.4]
🍬Hooked ~ 08.06 ★★★★

beefcake
🍬Her own personal slice of beefcake, on display [loc: 44.2]
🍬Room at the Inn ~ 08.15 ★★★

binge
🍬refrain from his usual London drinking binge [loc: 91.9]
🍬Secret Pleasures ~ 08.02 ★★★★

dope
🍬Like the ol’ rope a dope, [loc: 198.6]
🍬The Many and The One ~ 08.30 ★★★

godless
🍬Or fanatics, like that godless cult. [loc: 381.5]
🍬The Rise of Magicks ~ 08.23 ★★★★


sanitizer
🍬feeling like you need hand sanitizer. [loc: 177.1]
🍬Heat Storm ~ 08.22 ★★★★


message 25: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany | 11 comments Word Hunt
1 - 30 August 2020

0/10 - Found and Read

August
attic
curse
diamond
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear

Bonus
amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless

Bonus Bonus
sanitiser


message 26: by Wealie (last edited Aug 16, 2020 06:13PM) (new)

Wealie | 396 comments August 2020 - Word Hunt
Books Read: 8

Single words
Found: 9/10

✔ 01. Attic - Dark in Death – Read: 03/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Loc. 5519: “You smell like you slept in somebody’s great-grandmother’s attic.”

✔ 02. Curse - Secrets in Death – Read: 02/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Loc. 1381: “ But his quiet stare had her muttering a curse, stuffing her link back into her pocket.”

✔ 03. Diamond - Echoes in Death – Read: 01/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 205: “Amused, he tapped the diamond she wore on a chain around her neck when she tugged it out from under her shirt.”

✔ 04. Hail - Conections in Death – Read: 05/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Loc. 2716: “All hail the fucking queen!”

✔ 05. Invisible - Echoes in Death – Read: 01/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 270: “Aren’t they invisible?”

✔ 06. Muster - Barbarian – Read: 11/08 – 3 🌟🌟🌟 – Page 156: “Nero burst into a run, pushing his body for all the speed he could muster.”

✔ 07. Orange - Apprentice in Death – Read: 01/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 312: “You got orange, take it or leave it.”

08. Pony

✔ 09. Wave - Echoes in Death – Read: 01/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 340: “He really thinks he lawyer can just wave a magic lawyer wand and make it all go away.”

✔ 10. Wear - Apprentice in Death – Read: 01/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 05: “Why would you wear a tie with piss-yellow frogs jumping around on – Christ – puke-green lily pads?”

Bonus words
Found: 3/5

01. Amnesia

✔ 02. Beefcake - Touch of Eon – Read 16/08 – 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 18: “So you aren’t just a big, unintelligent beefcake?”

✔ 03. Binge - Secrets in Death – Read: 02/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Loc. 4175: “Later, when she was back, when she was clean and straight again, she told us they’d gone on a South Sea Island binge.”

✔ 04. Dope - Leverage in Death – Read: 04/08 – 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 – Page 175: “No dope.”

05. Godless

Bonus, bonus words
Found: 0/1
01. Sanitiser/Sanitizer

Carried over from July 2020
Found: 0/3
01. Agitate
02. Excrement
04. Thesis

Carried over from May 2020
Found: 0/1
01. Hooligan

Carried over from April 2020
Found: 0/1
01. Gimmick

Book Covers
Apprentice in Death (In Death, #43) by J.D. Robb Echoes in Death (In Death, #44) by J.D. Robb Secrets in Death (In Death, #45) by J.D. Robb Dark in Death (In Death, #46) by J.D. Robb Leverage in Death (In Death, #47) by J.D. Robb Connections in Death (In Death, #48) by J.D. Robb Barbarian (Galactic Gladiators, #6) by Anna Hackett Touch Of Eon (Eon Warriors, #2) by Anna Hackett


message 27: by Maritza (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 533 comments I usually write words on piece of paper as I come across it.


message 28: by Emily (new)

Emily | 779 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 August 2020


This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

August
attic
curse
diamond
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.


amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless


and a bonus bonus
sanitiser / sanitizer


message 29: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 2078 comments Romance Readers Reading Challenges
2020 August Word Hunt
Duration:
1 - 31 August 2020

Progress: 0 out of 10

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

August
attic
curse
diamond
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear


Bonus
For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless

and a bonus bonus

sanitiser / sanitizer


message 30: by Becky (last edited Aug 30, 2020 08:58AM) (new)

Becky (fibrobabe) | 1407 comments 13/22

attic Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe- page 29- I spent an absurd amount of time shopping for the trip-- a travel clock, a Swiss army knife, a bright green and yellow rucksack, which my wife assured me would be just the thing if I decided to do any gay camping-- and spent a day crawling around the attic searching mutteringly for my beloved Kummerly and Frey maps. 8/1-8/3
curse Death of a Trophy Wife- page 71- After a string of colorful curses not often heard outside an HBO special, I finally managed to rip it open. 8/6-8/10
diamond Death of a Trophy Wife- page 7- "Really? You don't think the bracelet's too much?" she asked, waving a mineful of diamonds on her wrist. 8/6-8/10
hail Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe- page 218- I went outside and hailed a taxi. 8/1-8/3
invisible Anyone But You- loc 1749- He'd been irrelevant before, but now he was invisible. 8/12
muster Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe- page 44- You emerge, blood trickling from your ears, and walk with as much dignity as you can muster into the dining room. 8/1-8/3
orange Death of a Trophy Wife- page 23- It wasn't till I got home to my bright orange walls that I realized I'd left my sunglasses at Casa Extravaganza. 8/6-8/10
pony Mari's Mistake- loc 622- I suspect that if I put my hands on his cock, he's going to forget all about getting Mari turned on and just ride me like a pony. 8/23-8/24
wave Cheeky Royal- page 13- She gave me a big wave until she saw who I was talking to. 8/1-8/5
wear Cheeky Royal- page 60- "Make sure you wear your silk kimono.' 8/1-8/5


Bonus

amnesia The Westing Game- page 99- "Traumatic amnesia," Jake Wexler said. 8/26-8/27
beefcake
binge
dope
godless


Bonus Bonus

sanitiser / sanitizer


Leftovers

gorilla Spellbound- page 231- "I feel like I went ten rounds with a gorilla." 8/29-8/30
lament
ageless
bionic
berserk
aficionado Criss Cross- loc 1520- I'm not a big sex-toy aficionado, but damn, it was sexy. 8/14


message 31: by Barbara ★ (last edited Sep 01, 2020 06:25PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3618 comments August Word Hunt

READ: 16/16

✔attic - Cherry Cheesecake Murder - Joanne Fluke 8/6
(how they decorated Granny's attic), p20

✔curse - Magic of the Gargoyles - Rebecca Chastain 8/2
(with a curse and a final kick), p49

✔diamond - Killed on Blueberry Hill - Sharon Farrow 8/14
(I twisted the diamond engagement ring), p93

✔hail - Nightmare in Shining Armor - Tamar Myers 8/17
(as cold as hail pellets), p81

✔invisible - Alien vs. Alien - Gini Koch 8/2
(if he would be wiling to go invisible), p141

✔muster - Murder in the Storybook Cottage - Ellery Adams 8/7
(the silent hostility only a feline can muster), p167

✔orange - Death of a Bacon Heiress - Lee Hollis 8/9
(Rhonda was in an orange pantsuit), loc401

✔pony - Magic of the Gargoyles - Rebecca Chastain 8/2
(a pony sized onyx and amethyst gryphon), p52

✔wave - Alien vs. Alien - Gini Koch 8/2
(with a bit of a wave in it), p14

✔wear - Trick or Treat Murder - Leslie Meier 8/12
(that I don't have any place to wear), p8


Bonus
✔amnesia - Fallen Angel - Eden Bradley 8/19
(it had to be some sort of weird amnesia), p67

✔beefcake - Solomon vs. Lord - Paul Levine 8/15
(beefcake on final approach), p314

✔binge - Death of a Rug Lord - Tamar Myers 8/18
(on a four week binge), p138

✔dope - War of the Sons - Rebecca Dessertine 8/13
(with this over stuffy dope), p45

✔godless - The Selkie Bride - Melanie Jackson 8/26
(it was one of his godless ancestors), p11

and a bonus bonus
✔sanitiser / sanitizer - Murder in the Storybook Cottage - Ellery Adams 8/7
(a dollop of hand sanitizer), p120


ORPHANS
July
✔lament - Magic of the Gargoyles - Rebecca Chastain 8/2
(mainly I lamented the extra steps), p21

✔ageless - Night of the Dragon - Julie Kagawa 8/8
(a puzzled look on its ageless face), p108

✔veal - Poison Ivory - Tamar Myers 8/13
(what terrible conditions veal calves have to endure), p82

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 32: by Shelley (last edited Aug 10, 2020 06:00PM) (new)

Shelley | 163 comments Monthly Word Hunt
1 - 31 August 2020


The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

attic
curse - " . . . it was the curse of always excelling . . . " - Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - pg 183
diamond - "After Cindy came Teeny, Diamond , Sandra and finally Denise." - Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - pg 68
hail
invisible
muster
orange
pony
wave
wear

Bonus - You must find the EXACT word
amnesia
beefcake
binge
dope
godless

bonus bonus
sanitiser / sanitizer - " . . . rubbed sanitizer on my hands . . . " - Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - pg 188

Carryover
gorilla
humble - " . . . walk away with such humble swagger." - Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - pg 72

Carryover Bonus
ageless
excrement
staple - "Wendi shopped with a stapler and staple remover." - Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More - pg 99
thesis
veal

Carryover Bonus Bonus
bionic

Redefining Realness My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

Audiobooks are allowed so long as you can quote the page/%/LOC and the sentence. (Eg Using whispersync or finding that sentence in some other way.)

So you may allocate three words per book to the current month's words, AND three words per book if those words are from PRIOR months' and have been carried forward.


message 33: by Apoorva (last edited Aug 13, 2020 12:18PM) (new)

Apoorva (bookishcrack) | 499 comments AUGUST
Read 10/10


1. ATTIC - Book: The Dugout- 08/05
I have what seems like hundreds of scorebooks stacked in my parents’ attic from watching my brothers play. page 13

2. CURSE - Book: Asking For a Friend- 08/10
I grab my phone, turn it to selfie mode, and curse, rubbing my fingertips over the line in my forehead—evidence indeed. page 21

3. DIAMOND - Book: The NewlyFEDS- 08/01
Vin leans forward and opens the first box to reveal a princess cut diamond set in platinum with a matching band. page 30

4. HAIL - Book: Asking For a Friend- 08/10
“Anything for that dom,” I say with a grin, then I hail a taxi, and I’m pretty sure it’s taking us to Bone Town. page 200

5. INVISIBLE - Book: Asking For a Friend- 08/10
He weighs invisible scales. page 118

6. MUSTER - Book: The NewlyFEDS- 08/01
All the chatter and dribble from the ladies is making me nauseous, but I’m a professional, so I muster up the fakest smile known to man page 38

7. ORANGE - Book: Love Under Quarantine- 08/07
“You mean devil-kitty?” I glare at the orange cat hissing at me from her perch on top of the media center. page 9

8. PONY - Book: The NewlyFEDS- 08/01
She’s all dolled up in a cute, white tennis-skirt and Polo shirt with her hair pulled back into a sleek ponytail that makes me want to ride her. page 84

9. WAVE - Book: Into the Storm- 08/12
Once again, I fought back the wave of fury I felt at seeing the evidence of her beating. page 48

10. WEAR - Book: Into the Storm- 08/12
“I never get to wear it anymore.” page 87

BONUS
Read 5/5


1. AMNESIA - Book: Into the Storm- 08/12
All of the books seem to indicate that temporary amnesia was common after a head trauma and, often, some small detail allowed the person to regain their memory quickly. page 24

2. BEEFCAKE - Book: The Dugout- 08/05
“Anything for you, beefcake,” Shane calls out and pretends to dab at his eyes. page 192

3. BINGE - Book: The Dugout- 08/05
It’s not very often I get to have Frankie’s Donuts and when I do, I go on a crazy binge. page 86

4. DOPE - Book: Love Under Quarantine- 08/07
"Maybe whoever planted the dope is trying to frame me? It’s hard to believe, though. These guys are like brothers to me.” page 92

5. GODLESS - Book: The Apple Pie Knights: A Crossroads Café Short Story- 08/13
We’re gonna do what it takes to save this country from being taken over by Godless invaders. page 14

BONUS BONUS
Read 1/1


1. SANITISER / SANITIZER - Book: Love Under Quarantine- 08/07
A neat line of M&M’s sits along the side of my work desk along with hand sanitizer, a bottle of water, and my collection of vitamin pills. page 42

Carried over
Read: 2/2


AFICIONADO: Book: The NewlyFEDS- 08/01
“Have a seat, newlyweds,” Patrick Grubbs, the department’s lanky, carrot-topped intel aficionado, teases. page 17

BIONIC: Book: Asking For a Friend- 08/10
He glares at me, and I wink, then turn on my bionic hearing so I can pick up the rest of his conversation with the superhero. page 30

Books:
The NewlyFEDS by Logan Chance The Dugout by Meghan Quinn Love Under Quarantine by Kylie Scott Asking For a Friend (Boyfriend Material #1) by Lauren Blakely Into the Storm by Melanie Moreland The Apple Pie Knights A Crossroads Café Short Story (The MacBrides, #3.5) by Deborah Smith

FINISHED


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Georgina Parkin (geosbookblog) | 258 comments Finished on post #5.


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Jane (PS) | 20600 comments Congrats Georgina!! 🎉


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Rissa | 637 comments Finished, see message 9! :)

Thanks Jane for another fun month - see you all in September!


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message 38: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 179 comments Word Hunt
1 - 30 August 2020

10/10 - Found and Read
0/5 Bonus Words

August

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse (The Thorne Chronicles, #1) by K. Eason The Paris Hours by Alex George The Spoilt City (The Balkan Trilogy) by Olivia Manning Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper, #1) by Daniel José Older Studio Saint-Ex by Ania Szado

attic
A Long Petal of the Sea p. 148: “The possibility of working to earn a living was a dream as absurd as that of going to Paris to paint in a Montmartre attic .”

curse
The Paris Hours: p. 43: “Guillaume curses silently.”

diamond
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse: p. 106: “The complex was fronted in a frosted, extremely expensive, one-way hexed diamond compound that glittered in the station lights like an icicle ……”

hail
The Spoilt City p. 129: “The shadows below were moving; someone was addressing them, then a single tenor voice was lifted in the national anthem that began ‘Treasca Regili’ - Hail the King!”

invisible
Shadowshaper p. 91-92: “It was almost invisible against the foggy haze of the bar.”

muster
The Paris Hours: p. 240: “As she falls to the ground, Souren steps forward and swings his undamaged fist into the man’s jaw with all the strength he could muster .”

orange
Shadowshaper p. 42: “To the right, the East River sparkled orange in the midday sun.”

pony
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse p. 314: “She’d gotten a pony , instead: a beautiful, stubborn animal with a talent for self-destructive behavior and well-aimed kicks.”

wave
Studio Saint-Ex: p. 68: “As the train began to move, he swept his large fingers through the air in a broad, easy wave .”

wear
Studio Saint-Ex: p. 29: “I thought if I made a dress, I could wear it when I next see Consuelo de Saint-Exupery.”

Bonus

amnesia

beefcake

binge

dope

godless

Bonus Bonus

sanitiser / sanitizer


June 2020

laser
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse: p. 280: “Rory stared at a speck of lint on the unbroken black and wished for laser beams in her eyes.”


July 2020

ageless
A Long Petal of the Sea: p. 31: “In this black-and-white card, Roser looked distant and blurred, a woman lacking any spark, ageless and expressionless.”

excrement
A Long Petal of the Sea: p. 19: “In the village she was known as the Gentle Lunatic, and that’s what she was: she didn’t cause any problems, apart from her tendency to get lost as she set off toward the horizon, and to paint the walls with her own excrement .”


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Orphan words being transferred to September


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Claire (proud-mum) | 86 comments A good month!

August Word Hunt - 10 words (including 2 bonus words)

Orphan Words - 13 words


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Barbara ★ | 3618 comments August Word Hunt

READ: 16/16

✔attic - Cherry Cheesecake Murder - Joanne Fluke 8/6
(how they decorated Granny's attic), p20

✔curse - Magic of the Gargoyles - Rebecca Chastain 8/2
(with a curse and a final kick), p49

✔diamond - Killed on Blueberry Hill - Sharon Farrow 8/14
(I twisted the diamond engagement ring), p93

✔hail - Nightmare in Shining Armor - Tamar Myers 8/17
(as cold as hail pellets), p81

✔invisible - Alien vs. Alien - Gini Koch 8/2
(if he would be wiling to go invisible), p141

✔muster - Murder in the Storybook Cottage - Ellery Adams 8/7
(the silent hostility only a feline can muster), p167

✔orange - Death of a Bacon Heiress - Lee Hollis 8/9
(Rhonda was in an orange pantsuit), loc401

✔pony - Magic of the Gargoyles - Rebecca Chastain 8/2
(a pony sized onyx and amethyst gryphon), p52

✔wave - Alien vs. Alien - Gini Koch 8/2
(with a bit of a wave in it), p14

✔wear - Trick or Treat Murder - Leslie Meier 8/12
(that I don't have any place to wear), p8


Bonus
✔amnesia - Fallen Angel - Eden Bradley 8/19
(it had to be some sort of weird amnesia), p67

✔beefcake - Solomon vs. Lord - Paul Levine 8/15
(beefcake on final approach), p314

✔binge - Death of a Rug Lord - Tamar Myers 8/18
(on a four week binge), p138

✔dope - War of the Sons - Rebecca Dessertine 8/13
(with this over stuffy dope), p45

✔godless - The Selkie Bride - Melanie Jackson 8/26
(it was one of his godless ancestors), p11

and a bonus bonus
✔sanitiser / sanitizer - Murder in the Storybook Cottage - Ellery Adams 8/7
(a dollop of hand sanitizer), p120


ORPHANS
July
✔lament - Magic of the Gargoyles - Rebecca Chastain 8/2
(mainly I lamented the extra steps), p21

✔ageless - Night of the Dragon - Julie Kagawa 8/8
(a puzzled look on its ageless face), p108

✔veal - Poison Ivory - Tamar Myers 8/13
(what terrible conditions veal calves have to endure), p82

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


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message 47: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 3585 comments Finished! Tough month but I managed to find them all :-)
Updated post: My Word Hunt (msg 25)

Words Found: 10 of 10
Bonus Words: 6 of 6
Books Read: 6 of 6


message 48: by Chan (last edited Mar 27, 2021 10:17PM) (new)

Chan | 3992 comments Don't Judge Me :o)

August Word Hunt
attic - No Limits | Aug 10
Page 182: Give access to the garage attic

curse - The Player | Aug 3
Page 164: I cursed under my breath

diamond - Tyed | Aug 6
Page 133: The diamonds are real

hail - Not That Kind of Guy | Aug 5
Page 24: but the priest made her say a lot of hail Marys

invisible - The Protector | Aug 2
Page 159: Like an invisible weight

muster - The Protector | Aug 2
Page 111: It takes too long for me to muster the courage

orange - Not That Kind of Guy | Aug 5
Page 274: Naomi poured herself a glass of his orange juice

pony- The Protector | Aug 2
Page 230: You lovesick pony

wave - The Player | Aug 3
Page 92: shot me a wave

wear - The Player | Aug 3
Page 10: I hate wearing ties

Bonus
amnesia - Beauty from Surrender | Aug 16
Page 41: Amnesia couldn't erase her from my brain

beefcake - Cheeky | Aug 19
Page 56: British beefcake Bradley

binge - Not That Kind of Guy | Aug 5
Page 6: just for the sake of someone to binge television

dope - No Limits | Aug 10
Page 247: he wasn't a dope

godless

ROLLOVERS

April Bonus
devotee - Not That Kind of Guy | Aug 5
Page 255: His mother had been a childhood devotee of Dynasty

July Bonus
assiduously

Nov bonus
anchovies

Feb Bonus
amulet - Burn for Me | Aug 21
Page 301: I believe that this amulet wasn't destroyed

March Bonus
ladybug
primate(s)

July Bonus
staple - No Limits | Aug 10
Page 11: a staple in the community

excrement


The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas The Player by Claire Contreras Not That Kind of Guy by Andie J. Christopher Tyed by L.J. Shen No Limits (Ultimate, #1) by Lori Foster Beauty from Surrender (Beauty, #2) by Georgia Cates Cheeky (Imperfect Love) by Natasha Madison Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) by Ilona Andrews


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