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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3821 comments Mod
We always try to bring back old favorites. So today’s game is simple. Use the first letter of your current book in order to fill in each of the questions/categories. You can skip A, An, and The, and try to come up with ones that haven't been used yet!

I’ll start:

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Mom
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Making Cookies
SOMETHING ORANGE: Malayan Tiger
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Milk
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Maple leaves
A WARM DRINK: Macchiatos
SPICES/HERBS: Marjoram
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Maid
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Markers
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Mouse


message 2: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Kristick | 644 comments The Suicide House

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Sister
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Sipping Cider
SOMETHING ORANGE: Siberian Tiger
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Shortening
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Snow Tires
A WARM DRINK: Shot of Espresso
SPICES/HERBS: Saffron
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Skeleton
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Scissors
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Squirrel


message 3: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 244 comments Stranger in a Strange Land

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Sibling
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: San Gennaro Festival
SOMETHING ORANGE: Sweet potato
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Sugar
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Sweaters
A WARM DRINK: Spiked coffee
SPICES/HERBS: Sage
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Superwoman
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Scissors
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Squirrel


message 4: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (fancynancyt) | 1026 comments The Thinnest Air

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Thanksgiving dinner
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Trick or treating
SOMETHING ORANGE: Tiger
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Turbinado sugar
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Turkey
A WARM DRINK: Tea
SPICES/HERBS: Tarragon
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Thor
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Tracing paper
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Titmouse


message 5: by Sherri (new)

Sherri Harris | 865 comments The Friend
Something Your Grateful For: Friends
Autumn Activity: Football
Something Orange: Fall leaves
An Baking Ingredient: Flour
An Item Found in Fall: Frost
A Warm Drink:???
Spices/Herbs: Fennel
Halloween Costume: Fairy Princess
School Supplies: Folders
Woodland Animal: Fox


message 6: by Joan (new)

Joan Barnett | 1596 comments The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes


SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: blessings
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: birdwatching
SOMETHING ORANGE: butternut squash
A BAKING INGREDIENT: baking soda
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: boots
A WARM DRINK: butter tea (had to google)
SPICES/HERBS: Basil
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: batman
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: binders
WOODLAND ANIMAL: bear


message 7: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1009 comments Thunderhead

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Thrillers
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Trick or treating
SOMETHING ORANGE: Tangerine
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Treacle
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Tree Leaves on the ground
A WARM DRINK: Tea
SPICES/HERBS: Thyme
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Tiger
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Textbook
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Toad


message 8: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (fancynancyt) | 1026 comments Since I have two books going I want to play again :)

The Death of Bees

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Dad
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Driving to look at fall colors
SOMETHING ORANGE: Duck bill (props to my husband for this one)
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Diamond brand sugar
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Dropped leaves
A WARM DRINK: Darjeeling tea
SPICES/HERBS: Dill
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Dragon
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Desk
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Deer


message 9: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2319 comments An American Sunrise: Poems - Joy Harjo

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: agreeable people
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: apple picking
SOMETHING ORANGE: apricots
A BAKING INGREDIENT: almond extract
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: apples
A WARM DRINK: apple cider
SPICES/HERBS: anise
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: acrobat
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: art paper
WOODLAND ANIMAL: ant


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sezziy) | 603 comments The Calculating Stars

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Companions?
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Crunchy leaf stomping
SOMETHING ORANGE: Clementines
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Chocolate chips
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Conkers
A WARM DRINK: Cocoa
SPICES/HERBS: Cumin
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Cat
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Crayons
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Chipmunk


message 11: by Sue (new)

Sue S | 362 comments The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Love of family
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Leaf raking
SOMETHING ORANGE: Life vest
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Lemon juice
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Leaves
A WARM DRINK: Lemon tea
SPICES/HERBS: Lemon thyme
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Lion
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Lunch box
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Lizard

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message 12: by Kim (new)

Kim (kmyers) | 511 comments Hild

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Husband
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Hiking
SOMETHING ORANGE: Harvest moon
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Honey
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Haystack
A WARM DRINK: Hot chocolate
SPICES/HERBS: Hyssop
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Hulk
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Hand sanitizer
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Hawk


message 13: by Karissa (new)

Karissa | 440 comments The Good Lord Bird

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Grapes that make wine 😂
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Gobbling up turkey at Thanksgiving
SOMETHING ORANGE: Goldfish
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Ghirardelli chocolate
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Gourds
A WARM DRINK: Green Tea
SPICES/HERBS: Ginger
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Gypsy
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Glue
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Groundhog


message 14: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (fancynancyt) | 1026 comments Started The Grammarians today.

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Good friends
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Going to the pumpkin patch
SOMETHING ORANGE: Giraffe
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Ghee
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Gourd
A WARM DRINK: Ginger tea
SPICES/HERBS: Ground cinnamon
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Ghost
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Green marker
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Groundhog


message 15: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2568 comments Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Sunshine
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Sunday NFL games
SOMETHING ORANGE: Soda
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Salt
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Spooky decorations
A WARM DRINK: Spiced cider
SPICES/HERBS: Sage
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Scooby Doo
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Sanitizer (hand)
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Snake


message 16: by SarahKat (new)

SarahKat On a Pale Horse

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Optometry
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Oktoberfest
SOMETHING ORANGE: Oranges ;)
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Oats
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: October?
A WARM DRINK: Oolong Tea
SPICES/HERBS: Oregano
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Ogre
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Organizer
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Opossum

O is hard...


message 17: by Maggie (last edited Sep 13, 2020 07:54PM) (new)

Maggie | 64 comments The Color Purple

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Clean water
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Camping
SOMETHING ORANGE: Carrot
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Coconut oil
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Conkers
A WARM DRINK: Camomile tea
SPICES/HERBS: Cinnamon
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Clown
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Calculators
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Caterpillar


message 18: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 802 comments Burned

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: best friends
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Baking cookies
SOMETHING ORANGE: Basketball
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Baking soda
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Boots
A WARM DRINK: Black tea
SPICES/HERBS: Bay leaf
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Baseball player
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Books
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Bear


message 19: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (new)

Robin P | 1895 comments Mod
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Old friends
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Oak leaf raking
SOMETHING ORANGE: An orange!
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Oatmeal
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: October calendar page
A WARM DRINK: Orange pekoe tea
SPICES/HERBS: Oregano
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Oscar the Grouch
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Origami paper?
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Opossum


message 20: by Chelsey (new)

Chelsey Keathley-Jones (keathleyc) | 234 comments The Round House

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Reading
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Raking Leaves
SOMETHING ORANGE: Road Cone
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Raspberry
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Rhododendron
A WARM DRINK: Raspberry Tea
SPICES/HERBS: Rosemary
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Robot
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Ruler
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Raccoon


message 21: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 853 comments Simon the Fiddler

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: smiles
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: sailing?
SOMETHING ORANGE: Satsuma
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Soda
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: September?
A WARM DRINK: Sanka
SPICES/HERBS: Sage
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Space alien
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Stapler
WOODLAND ANIMAL: squirrel


message 22: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2369 comments The Sight of You

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Sunshine
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Sports
SOMETHING ORANGE: Squash (Butternut)
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Sugar
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Sweaters
A WARM DRINK: Spiced Cider
SPICES/HERBS: Sage
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Skeleton
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Scissors
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Squirrel


message 23: by Sara (last edited Sep 14, 2020 09:47AM) (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 930 comments Time and Again

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: True Love
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Trail hiking
SOMETHING ORANGE: Toadstool
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Table salt
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Trees with turning leaves
A WARM DRINK: Toddy
SPICES/HERBS: Turmeric
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Thunderbird
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Tape
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Texas nine-banded armadillo


message 24: by Robin P, Orbicular Mod (last edited Sep 14, 2020 11:34AM) (new)

Robin P | 1895 comments Mod
The Christmas Hirelings
SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Cooler weather
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Cooking soup
SOMETHING ORANGE: Candy pumpkins
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Coconut
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Colored leaves
A WARM DRINK: Cocoa
SPICES/HERBS: Cardamom
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Cat
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Crayons
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Cougar


message 25: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2720 comments If I Never Met You

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Indoor heating
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Inline skating? (I think?)
SOMETHING ORANGE: Ice cream (Tiger ice cream, it's orange and black licorice)
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Icing Sugar
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: I don't think there are any...
A WARM DRINK: Irish coffee (I had to look this up, I could only think of iced drinks)
SPICES/HERBS: Italian herb seasoning
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Iron Man
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Ink for the printer
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Insects (might be a bit of a stretch, lol!)


message 26: by Dana (last edited Sep 14, 2020 07:28PM) (new)

Dana | 128 comments Down a Dark Road

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Doctor
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Drinking cider
SOMETHING ORANGE: Dishes
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Diced pecans
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Decorations
A WARM DRINK: Dark hot chocolate
SPICES/HERBS: Dill
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Dog
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Dry erase markers
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Deer


message 27: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2993 comments A Princess of Mars

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Puppies
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Pontoon boat rides to see the foliage
SOMETHING ORANGE: Pumpkin
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Pecans
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Pie (apple and pumpkin, yum!)
A WARM DRINK: pumpkin spiced latte
SPICES/HERBS: pepper
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Pup Patrol
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pencils
WOODLAND ANIMAL: porcupine


message 28: by Kat (new)

Kat | 297 comments The Thursday Murder Club

SOMETHING YOU’RE GRATEFUL FOR: Time to sit on my own and read a good book
AUTUMN ACTIVITY: Trick or treating
SOMETHING ORANGE: Tigger
A BAKING INGREDIENT: Turmeric
AN ITEM FOUND IN THE FALL: Trees shedding their leaves
A WARM DRINK: Tea
SPICES/HERBS: Thyme
HALLOWEEN COSTUME: Tutankhamen (mummy)
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Trigonometry set
WOODLAND ANIMAL: Termite


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