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message 1: by Book Concierge (last edited Sep 30, 2020 03:15PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2695 comments Mod
October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20


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Your challenge is to find the following words/phrases in the TEXT of the books you are reading this month.

You are NOT restricted to one book / one word; you may find as many of the words/phrases in a single book as you like. If you find all the words in one book you are really lucky!

This month's scavenger list are words that were found in
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
NOTE - you may NOT use this book for the scavenger hunt!


BASIC word list
bizarre
cobweb
damp
escape
freeze
gigantic
insanity
legend
match (to start a fire)
plunges
queer
remote
shadows
terrible
woe

Optional/BONUS word list
abyss
howls
outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)
venomous
yacht



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Unless a variation is specified above, words must match exactly, with the following exceptions: I will accept a plural/singular version, or differences in spelling between British and American English (e.g. honor or honour). But those are the ONLY deviations allowed. So if you are looking for "vivid" - I will NOT allow "vividly."

All books used must be a minimum of 100 pages long - Page length determined by HARDCOVER 1st edition. If there is no Hardcover, then the most popular paperback governs page #.

You may read in any format - text, audio or e-book. If using audio or e-book I suggest using Amazon.com's "look inside" feature to get a page number for your quote.

You MUST finish the book before you can claim credit for finding the word/phrase.

EXAMPLE of a successful post:

chosen - All the Stars in the Heavens ✔ - 06May20 - pg 338 - "…hadn't chosen her path."

Have Fun!

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message 2: by Book Concierge (last edited Dec 18, 2020 02:16PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2695 comments Mod
The Hunters:

CLICK on your name to go directly to your challenge post.


FINISHED

Donna ✔ DONE

Ed ✔ - DONE

Karen KK ✔ - DONE

Koren ✔ - DONE

Marilyn ✔ BASIC list done

Mystique ✔ BASIC list done

Tessa ✔ - DONE


STILL SEARCHING

JennH

Patty

Rosa



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Deb (chiana) | 88 comments Saving my spot.


message 4: by Koren (last edited Dec 16, 2020 11:38AM) (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 511 comments October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20


BASIC word list
15/15

bizarre-The Stranger In My Bed by Michael Fleeman finished 10/3 p. 149 ...the questions are bizarre and we keep going into these circles...

cobweb-For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers edited by Valerie Kack-Brice finished 10/9 p. 159 ...a cement floor which is always cold, cobwebs, the winter coats...

damp-The Stranger In My Bed by Michael Fleeman finished 10/3 p. 71 It was cool and damp on March 9....

escape-The Fallen Girls by Kathryn Casey finished 10/6 p. 71 ...or find a way to escape...

freeze-The Pale-Faced Lie by David Crow finished 10/21 p. 73 ...some of the drunks would freeze to death overnight...

gigantic-For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers edited by Valerie Kack-Brice finished 10/9 p. 144 ...a pair of gigantic boulders fifty yards down the beach...

insanity-Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul by Jeff Morris finished 10/11 p. 190 ...he pled 'inherited insanity...

legend-Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul by Jeff Morris finished 10/11 p. ...seems very much like an urban legend...


match (to start a fire)-The Pale-Faced Lie by David Crow finished 10/21 p. 54 I sneaked into the kitchen and grabbed the matches.

plunges-What the Corpse Revealed by Hugh Miller finished 10/25 p. 43 ...he yelled right into my face that he was going to plunge it into my heart...

queer-For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers edited by Valerie Kack-Brice finished 10/9 p. 48 Grandma had a gift for language and a queer turn of phrase...

remote-Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul by Jeff Morris finished 10/11 p.35 ...areas around the park are somewhat remote...

shadows-The Fallen Girls by Kathryn Casey finished 10/6 p. 148 ...where dark secrets flourished in the shadows...

terrible-Twin Cities Haunted Handbook: 100 Ghostly Places You Can Visit in and Around Minneapolis and St. Paul by Jeff Morris finished 10/11 p. 11 ...an eerie replay of that terrible night...


woe-Dying for Daddy: The True Story of a Family's Worst Nightmare by Carlton Smith finished 10/25 p. 51 ...would fill Jack in on the woes of the long-running litigation.

Optional/BONUS word list
5/5

abyss-Out of the Silence: After the Crash by Eduardo Urioste finished 12/14 p. 32 We had managed to transform an abyss of incomprehension...

howls-Tiger, Tiger by Margaux Fragoso finished 11/14 p. 29 ...getting them to howl with laughter

outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)-The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson p. 48 You could travel through every inch of outer space...

venomous-General Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man by Edward G. Longacre finished 12/1 p. 56 ...mosquitoes, snakes, and venomous insects.

yacht-Death on the River: A Fiancee's Dark Secrets and a Kayak Trip Turned Deadly by Diane Fanning finished 12/3 p. 10 Can you make your way over to the Cornwall Yacht Club...


message 5: by Ed (last edited Dec 18, 2020 10:27AM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 153 comments *****COMPLETED 12/18/20***** last word= "venomous"


October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20
100p. min.

20/20

BASIC word list
✔bizarre-p.204- The Austere Academy-"But the children have this bizarre notion that Coach Genghis is actually Count Olaf in disguise." 10/11/20
✔cobweb-p.124- Openly Bob-"Cobwebs draped each room like torn stockings..." 12/4/20
✔damp-p.26- A Separate Peace-"We were in a kind of sun porch and conservatory combined, spacious and damp..." 10/2/20
✔escape-p.140- A Separate Peace-"You didn't 'escape' from the army..." 10/5/20
✔freeze-p.39- Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man-"...the sound of the garage door opening was enough to cause Freddy to freeze." 10/18/20
✔gigantic-p.164- A Separate Peace-"...two people who had gone on a gigantic binge..." 10/6/20
✔insanity-p.133- The Man Who Died-"...printers have driven so many people to despair and insanity." 10/24/20
✔legend-p.45- Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man-"...a moment of improvised expedience that would become a family legend..."
✔match (to start a fire)-p.135- A Separate Peace-"He sprinkled the pages with cider to make them more inflammable, touched a match to them..." 10/5/20
✔plunges-p.168- The Man Who Died-"Sami tries to plunge the axe through my head..." 10/25/20
✔queer-p.21- The Father-"...it's queer, but one never wants to lay hands on a woman." 11/8/20
✔remote-p.128- Guinea Bissau: From Liberation Struggle To Independent Statehood-"Its designs...were too remote from the aspirations of the people..." 10/12/20
✔shadows-p.53- A Separate Peace-"The shadow falling across his face if I didn't want to do something with him!" 10/3/20
✔terrible-p.142- The Green Mill Murder-"...beneath it is the Terrible Hollow..." 10/1/20
✔woe-p.71- The Austere Academy-"...a word which here means 'a lifetime of horror and woe.'" 10/9/20

Optional/BONUS word list
✔abyss-p.169- The Green Mill Murder-"...the chasm that lay at the end of the little meadow, the bottomless abyss where the river was born." 10/8/20
✔howls-p.11- The Man Who Died-"...cushions rubbing against one another with synthetic howls..." 10/12/20
✔outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)- p.98- The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures-"...and had serious doubts whether we'd been to outer space." 11/8/20
✔venomous-p.223- Our Lady of the Flowers-"Heads cautious as those of snakes, intelligent too, wily, venomous and poisonous, rise up..." 12/18/20
✔yacht-p.10- The Man Who Died-"...and in addition to the yachts moored at their private jetties..." 10/12/20


message 6: by KarenK2 (last edited Oct 25, 2020 05:36AM) (new)

KarenK2 (kaykaykay60) | 150 comments COMPLETED: I found the them all!

October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20

BASIC word list

bizarre .. her bizarre remark about burning bridges .. Murder in Old Bombay loc 5448

cobweb .. the cobweb of slumber .. Murder in Old Bombay loc 942

damp .. hair damp and plastered against her forehead .. The Last Sailor loc 540

escape .. she would choose such an escape .. The Last Sailor loc 1245

freeze .. Perhaps in the cold my heart would freeze .. The Marriage of Opposites pg 34

gigantic .. the pain in her hip was gigantic .. Miss Benson's Beetle loc 2672

insanity .. that makes Lee's insanity look piddling .. 11/22/63 pg 977

legend .. there are many legends about the axe .. Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows loc 616

match (to start a fire) .. it was his match tip of red hair .. The Last Sailor loc 508

plunges .. and plunge through the crusted snow .. Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows loc 4484

queer .. everyone else I’d met in this queer place .. 11/22/63 pg 145


remote .. the bay felt remote to him .. The Last Sailor loc 3563

shadows .. the light and shadows playing with his senses .. The Last Sailor loc 2059

terrible .. reminded me of something terrible .. The Last Sailor loc 1333

woe .. Gabriel to protect us from woe... The Marriage of Opposites pg 23

Optional/BONUS word list

abyss .. as if he were stepping into an abyss .. The Last Sailor loc 616

howls .. then they heard a howl .. Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows loc 1204

outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well) .. but also at sea and outer space .. Miss Benson's Beetle loc 4253

venomous .. the eight foot venomous banner .. Stel Parad loc 886

yacht .. even on yachts on anchor .. The Arctic Fury loc 836

The Last Sailor by Sarah Anne Johnson 10/5/20 2☆ The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman 10/8/20 3☆ Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce 10/8/20 3☆
Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March 10/12/20 3☆ Olav Audunssøn I. Vows by Sigrid Undset 10/14/20 4.5☆ 11/22/63 by Stephen King 10/21/20 4☆
The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister 10/17/20 3.5☆ Stel Parad by Lisa Menzel 10/25/20 2☆


message 7: by Book Concierge (last edited Nov 06, 2020 08:52AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2695 comments Mod
October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20



15 / 15 basic words found
5 / 5 BONUS words found
11 books read
Alice's adventures in Wonderland and through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll The Odds A Love Story by Stewart O'Nan Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee A Bookshop in Berlin by Françoise Frenkel The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum #16) by Janet Evanovich The Last Rhinos My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures by Lawrence Anthony Guts The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster by Kristen Johnston The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow


BASIC word list
bizarre - Stories I Only Tell My Friends ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 184 - "…the more bizarre rituals…"

cobweb - Stories I Only Tell My Friends ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 177 - "…leaves, and cobwebs to …"

damp - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass ✔ – 02Oct2020 - pg 207 - "…lying on the damp grass."

escape - Stories I Only Tell My Friends ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 240 - "…can't escape into work…"

freeze - Stories I Only Tell My Friends ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 218 - "Freeze frame."

gigantic - The Odds ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 134 - "…and the gigantic SkyWheel…"

insanity - Sizzling Sixteen ✔ – 15Oct2020 - pg 7 -"…suspected it was insanity."

legend - Stories I Only Tell My Friends ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 181 - "…two living legends at …"

match - To Kill a Mockingbird ✔ – 08Oct2020 - pg 15 - "Strike a match under him."

plunges - The Winter of Frankie Machine ✔ – 02Nov2020 - pg 31 - "…his sleeve, plunges his hand…"

queer - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass ✔ – 02Oct2020 - pg 139 - "…see that queer little toss…"

remote - Stories I Only Tell My Friends ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 251 - "…got your remote, spartan…"

shadows - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass ✔ – 02Oct2020 - pg 275 - "…black shadows of the…"

terrible - The Odds ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 149 - "…had always been terrible."

woe - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass ✔ – 02Oct2020 - pg 278 - "…distracted with his woe,"


Optional/BONUS word list
abyss - A Bookshop in Berlin ✔ – 09Oct2020 - pg 52"…and the abyss into which…"

howls - The Jungle Book ✔ – 14Oct2020 - pg 38 - "…wicked, bitter howls from …"

outer space - Fortunately, the Milk ✔ – 03Oct2020 - pg 96 - "…Zooming-Into-Outer-Space…"

venomous - Guts ✔ – 31Oct2020 - pg 45 - "…hateful and venomous I even…"

yacht - The Last Rhinos ✔ – 16Oct2020 - pg 40 - "…like a yacht's sails."

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message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 31, 2020 09:20AM) (new)

I'm in

20/32

The Word for Woman is Wilderness by Abi Andrews (10/3/20)

embryo (September) - ...develop from the same embryo... (p 450)

To Kill a Mocking Girl (Bookbinding Mystery #1) by Harper Kincaid (10/7/20)

bizarre - ...this bizarre situation... (p 250)
escape - ...it was an escape. (p 349)
remote - ...mostly in remote villages... (p 15)
terrible - ...this terrible thing. (p 108)

The Idiot Brain A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To by Dean Burnett (10/16/20)

freeze - ...anxiety response that can "freeze" people. (p 320)
legend - the legend of the succubus. (p 39)
shadows - ...shadows on the walls... (p 45)

Love on the Boardwalk (Cinnamon Bay #1) by Nikki Lynn Barrett (10/17/20)

damp - ...black hair looked damp... (loc 766)

The Tourist Attraction (Moose Springs, Alaska #1) by Sarah Morgenthaler (10/19/20)

insanity - ...away from the insanity.. (p 139)

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson (10/22/20)

cobweb - ...dust bunnies and cobwebs to eat. (p 20)
gigantic - ...slender necks and gigantic bellies. (p 142)
match (to start a fire) - ...strike a match on the stroke of midnight.. (p 111)
venomous - ...Venomous snake... (p 49)

Sea of Dreams (Sea of Dreams, #1) by C.L. Bevill (10/25/20)

anesthesia (September) - "The anesthesia is still operational.." (loc 1886)
zenith (June) - ...the sun had hit its zenith... (loc 83)

Six Stories (Six Stories, #1) by Matt Wesolowski (10/31/20)

plunges - "...we don't take as many plunges." (p 180)
queer - "...'fucking hippy queer'..." (p 352)
massacre (September) - ...would look like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre... (p 72)
narcotic (June) - ...teenage stupidity and narcotic drugs. (p 188)

BASIC word list
woe

Optional/BONUS word list
abyss
howls
outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)
yacht

Carry-over September:
souffle

Carry-over August:
gazebo

Carry-over July:
Bonjour

Carry-over May:
umpteenth
varmint

Carry-over April
chignon
papaya

Carry-over February:
Zoloft


message 9: by Donna (last edited Oct 10, 2020 02:00PM) (new)

Donna | 418 comments October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Oct20 / Ends: 31Oct20 --- 10.10.20 --- Challenge Complete!

15 / 15 basic words found
5 / 5 BONUS words found
4 books read

Books read for this challenge:
Next Year in Havana
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
The Last Flight
The House of the Seven Gables

bizarre ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 58 ~~ “...as though I am some bizarre creature…”
cobweb ~~ The House of the Seven Gables ~~ 10Oct20 ~~ Page 27 ~~ “...rich and heavy festoons of cobweb…”
damp ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 371 ~~ “...rubbing my damp cheek…”
escape ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 42 ~~ “...the words escape in a whoosh…”
freeze ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 269 ~~ “...for a moment I freeze…”
gigantic ~~ The House of the Seven Gables ~~ 10Oct20 ~~ Page70 ~~ “...the plants were already gigantic…”
insanity~~ The House of the Seven Gables ~~ 10Oct20 ~~ Page 193 ~~ “...to satisfy my mind of his insanity…”
legend ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 344 ~~ “...in certain circles she is a legend…”
match (to start a fire) ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 198 ~~ “...the match that was lit months ago…”
plunges ~~ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War ~~ 03Oct20 ~~ Page 134 ~~ “...watching the undead plunge to their end…”
queer ~~ The House of the Seven Gables ~~ 10Oct20 ~~ Page 72 ~~ “...with queer, sidelong glances…”
remote ~~ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War ~~ 03Oct20 ~~ Page 52 ~~ “...the most remote on earth…”
shadows ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 381 ~~ “...prefers the comfort of the shadows…”
terrible ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 158 ~~ “...terrible things rarely happen all at once…”
woe ~~ The House of the Seven Gables ~~ 10Oct20 ~~ Page 23 ~~ “...unutterable woe upon his face…”

Optional/BONUS word list
abyss ~~ The Last Flight ~~ 03Oct20 ~~ Loc 1776 ~~ “...leading her into an abyss…”
howls ~~ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 171 ~~ “...before he can howl your position…”
outer space ~~ World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 4 ~~ “...everything from outer space to cyber space…”
venomous ~~ The House of the Seven Gables ~~ 10Oct20 ~~ Page130 ~~ “...an ugly, little, venomous serpent…”
yacht ~~ Next Year in Havana ~~ 02Oct20 ~~ Page 30 ~~ “...the pool at the Havana Biltmore Yacht and Country Club…”


message 10: by Mystique (last edited Nov 17, 2020 10:42AM) (new)

Mystique Jessica | 52 comments I m im!!

Books Read~~4

BASIC word list-15/15

bizarre~~Dracula~~24Oct20~~Page 320~~"..bizarre as it may hereafter seem.."

cobweb~~A Pleasant Escape~~09Nov20~~Page 74~~"..get rid of cobwebs.."

damp~~Dracula~~19Oct20~~Page 75~~"..which swept by in ghostly fashion, so dank and damp.."

escape~~Dracula~~18Oct20~~Page 33~~"..that I may get it escape."

freeze~~Sisters of Sword and Song~~07Nov20~~Page 360~~"Her family seemed to freeze."

gigantic~~The Subtle Knife~~11Nov20~~Page 48~~"It'd be the most gigantic blasphemy.."

insanity~~Dracula~~25Oct20~~Page 328~~"..for it is a study of insanity."

legend~~The Subtle Knife~~12Nov20~~Page 117~~" We then got on to other Artic legends..."

match (to start a fire)~~Dracula~~19Oct20~~Page 87~~" I lit a match and found..."

plunges~~Sisters of Sword and Song~~04Nov20~~Page 290~~"..it seemed to plunge endlessly.."

queer~~Dracula~~21Oct20~~Page 145~~"..own place he looked queer."

remote~~The Subtle Knife~~10Nov20~~Page 10~~"..lead expeditions to remote parts of the world."

shadows~~Dracula~~18Oct20~~Page 312~~"..I start at my own shadow."

terrible~~Dracula~~21Oct20~~Page 146~~"..utter ignorance of the terrible mystery.."

woe~~Dracula~~23Oct20~~Page 237~~"Woe is me!!."

Optional/BONUS word list-2/5

abyss~~Dracula~~18Oct20~~Page 33~~"..castle wall over that dreadful abyss, face down with his cock.."

howls~~Dracula~~23Oct20~~Page 242~~"..began to howl in most..."

outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)
venomous
yacht

Dracula by Bram Stoker . Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross . A Pleasant Escape by Piyush Rohankar . The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman


message 11: by JennH (last edited Nov 01, 2020 12:01PM) (new)

JennH | 205 comments October 2020 Scavenger Hunt

BASIC word list
✔bizarre - NYPD Red 3 - 10/1/20 - p40 - "...now that is pretty goddamn bizarre."
✔cobweb - The Battered Body - 10/10/20 - p186 - "...and sweeping dust and cobwebs from the porch."
✔damp - NYPD Red 2 - 10/8/20 - p8 - "...the dunes were damp and cold..."
✔escape - NYPD Red 3 - 10/1/20 - p266 - "...Madison wasn't trying to escape."
✔freeze - NYPD Red 3 - 10/1/20 - p304 - "...guarantee you the government will freeze every nickel..."

✔gigantic - The Battered Body - 10/10/20 - p118 - "...for an excuse to buy a gigantic flat-screen TV..."
✔insanity - The Battered Body - 10/10/20 - p162 - "...a reference book on battling fatigue and insanity."
✔legend - NYPD Red 2 - 10/8/20 - p112 - "Woloch was a legend."
✔match (to start a fire) - NYPD Red 2 - 10/8/20 - p4 - "...Gideon said, striking a wooden match."
✔plunges - NYPD Red 2 - 10/8/20 - p9 - "...and was about to plunge the serrated steel blade..."

✔queer - The Invention of Wings - p169 - "...an array of queer errors that I knew would soon..."
✔remote - NYPD Red 2 - 10/8/20 - p78 - "...a silver TV remote in one hand..."
✔shadows - NYPD Red 3 - 10/1/20 - p122 - "sitting in the shadows of the Williamsburg Bridge."
✔terrible - NYPD Red 3 - 10/1/20 - p319 - "I feel terrible."
✔woe - The Battered Body - 10/10/20 - p97 - "...shared her relationship woes with Chloe..."

Optional/BONUS word list
✔abyss - The Invention of Wings - p316 - "...I would fall into my old abyss."
✔howls - The Hunger Games - 10/15/20 - p37 - "...the howls of pain from both human and beast..."
✔outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well) - 11/22/63 - 10/31/20 - p793 - "...gravity keeps folks from floating into outer space."
✔venomous - The Battered Body - 10/10/20 - p35 - "She has a rather venomous tongue."
✔yacht - NYPD Red 2 - 10/8/20 - p52 - "...their home in the Hamptons, or their yachts..."


message 12: by Marilyn (last edited Oct 23, 2020 01:22PM) (new)

Marilyn Lott | 355 comments October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20


15/ 15 basic words found
4 / 5 BONUS words found
6 books read:
(1) The Power by Naomi Alderman--10/3/20
(2) Hush Hush by Laura Lippman--10/8/20
(3) All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung--10/13/20
(4) Calypso by David Sedaris--10/15/20
(5) The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs--10/19/20
(6) The End of October by Lawrence Wright--10/21/20

BASIC word list
bizarre--(1) loc. 3624--"She's giving contradictory and bizarre instructions."
cobweb--(5) p. 57--"...names lost in the cobwebs."
damp--(1) loc. 2867--"...the air feels damp..."
escape--(1) loc. 239--"...she twists to escape him."
freeze--(1) loc. 2519--"That's the image they freeze on the screen..."
gigantic--(3) loc. 1176--"...a gigantic poster of a uterus..."
insanity--(1) loc. 3952--"And that their insanity might have some..."
legend--(2) loc. 5155--"...creator and Hollywood legend Flip..."
match--(1) loc. 4162--"...this one packed with matches against the wet."
plunges--(1) loc. 505--"As he plunges, she knows that she could do it."
queer--(4) loc. 1307--"What are you, a queer?'
remote--(1) loc. 591--"They can 'remote control' the muscles..."
shadows--(1) loc. 1245--"...half hidden in the shadows."
terrible--(1) loc. 337--"...a terrible deformity..."
woe--(2) loc. 5148--"...that doesn't ease Tess's woes."

Optional/BONUS word list

abyss

howls--(4) loc.1753--"...from their boom box and howl 'Yeee-ha..."
outer space--(6) loc. 5322--"Either it is from outer space or..."
venomous--(4) loc. 470--"The only venomous ones in England are adders,..."
yacht--(5) p. 235--"...parties at the St. Francis Yacht Club,..."


message 13: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2695 comments Mod
I've got everyone linked to this point. Enjoy the hunt, scavengers!

(If I missed your post, please let me know and I'll create a link for you.)


message 14: by Patty (last edited Oct 30, 2020 02:50PM) (new)

Patty | 178 comments BASIC word list

bizarre-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 244-"conversation is increasingly bizarre."

cobweb-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 211-"woven like cobwebs."

damp-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 14-'ground is damp with frost."

escape-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 165-" gave her an escape route"

freeze-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 273-"We can freeze them."

gigantic-The Little Lame Prince-10/10/20-page 114-"the hum of a gigantic hive of bees"

insanity-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 418-"To the brink of insanity"

legend-Ninth House-10/23/20-page 266-"devoted to Arthurian legend"

match (to start a fire)-Ninth House-10/23/20-page 182-"someone had touched a lit match to it."

plunges-The Queen's Fool-10/14-20-page 402-"to plunge out of the doorway"

queer-The Little Lame Prince-10/10/20-page 80-"he felt something queer"

remote-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 7-"on a remote hillside"

shadows-The Little Lame Prince-10/10/20-page 20-"had a soft grey shadow over it"

terrible-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 93-"It would be terrible"

woe

Optional/BONUS word list

abyss-The Starless Sea-10/30/20-page 119-"falls into its own abyss"

howls-The Two Week Wait-10/9/20-page 367-"A quiet howl of grief"

outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)

venomous

yacht-Ninth House-10/23/20-page 96-"in the cabin of his yacht."


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Marilyn Lott | 355 comments Yea! Completed the BASIC word list for this month!


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WTG, Marilyn!


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KarenK2 (kaykaykay60) | 150 comments COMPLETED: I found the them all!

October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20

BASIC word list

bizarre .. her bizarre remark about burning bridges .. Murder in Old Bombay loc 5448

cobweb .. the cobweb of slumber .. Murder in Old Bombay loc 942

damp .. hair damp and plastered against her forehead .. The Last Sailor loc 540

escape .. she would choose such an escape .. The Last Sailor loc 1245

freeze .. Perhaps in the cold my heart would freeze .. The Marriage of Opposites pg 34

gigantic .. the pain in her hip was gigantic .. Miss Benson's Beetle loc 2672

insanity .. that makes Lee's insanity look piddling .. 11/22/63 pg 977

legend .. there are many legends about the axe .. Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows loc 616

match (to start a fire) .. it was his match tip of red hair .. The Last Sailor loc 508

plunges .. and plunge through the crusted snow .. Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows loc 4484

queer .. everyone else I’d met in this queer place .. 11/22/63 pg 145


remote .. the bay felt remote to him .. The Last Sailor loc 3563

shadows .. the light and shadows playing with his senses .. The Last Sailor loc 2059

terrible .. reminded me of something terrible .. The Last Sailor loc 1333

woe .. Gabriel to protect us from woe... The Marriage of Opposites pg 23

Optional/BONUS word list

abyss .. as if he were stepping into an abyss .. The Last Sailor loc 616

howls .. then they heard a howl .. Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows loc 1204

outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well) .. but also at sea and outer space .. Miss Benson's Beetle loc 4253

venomous .. the eight foot venomous banner .. Stel Parad loc 886

yacht .. even on yachts on anchor .. The Arctic Fury loc 836

The Last Sailor by Sarah Anne Johnson 10/5/20 2☆ The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman 10/8/20 3☆ Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce 10/8/20 3☆
Murder in Old Bombay by Nev March 10/12/20 3☆ Olav Audunssøn I. Vows by Sigrid Undset 10/14/20 4.5☆ 11/22/63 by Stephen King 10/21/20 4☆
The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister 10/17/20 3.5☆ Stel Parad by Lisa Menzel 10/25/20 2☆


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2695 comments Mod
Great job, Karen KK!


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Koren  (koren56) | 511 comments Finished basic list


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Great hunting, Koren!


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Donna | 418 comments Completed this hunt! Thanks!


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it is what it is... at least I found some of my carry-over words!

20/32

The Word for Woman is Wilderness by Abi Andrews (10/3/20)

embryo (September) - ...develop from the same embryo... (p 450)

To Kill a Mocking Girl (Bookbinding Mystery #1) by Harper Kincaid (10/7/20)

bizarre - ...this bizarre situation... (p 250)
escape - ...it was an escape. (p 349)
remote - ...mostly in remote villages... (p 15)
terrible - ...this terrible thing. (p 108)

The Idiot Brain A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head is Really Up To by Dean Burnett (10/16/20)

freeze - ...anxiety response that can "freeze" people. (p 320)
legend - the legend of the succubus. (p 39)
shadows - ...shadows on the walls... (p 45)

Love on the Boardwalk (Cinnamon Bay #1) by Nikki Lynn Barrett (10/17/20)

damp - ...black hair looked damp... (loc 766)

The Tourist Attraction (Moose Springs, Alaska #1) by Sarah Morgenthaler (10/19/20)

insanity - ...away from the insanity.. (p 139)

The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson (10/22/20)

cobweb - ...dust bunnies and cobwebs to eat. (p 20)
gigantic - ...slender necks and gigantic bellies. (p 142)
match (to start a fire) - ...strike a match on the stroke of midnight.. (p 111)
venomous - ...Venomous snake... (p 49)

Sea of Dreams (Sea of Dreams, #1) by C.L. Bevill (10/25/20)

anesthesia (September) - "The anesthesia is still operational.." (loc 1886)
zenith (June) - ...the sun had hit its zenith... (loc 83)

Six Stories (Six Stories, #1) by Matt Wesolowski (10/31/20)

plunges - "...we don't take as many plunges." (p 180)
queer - "...'fucking hippy queer'..." (p 352)
massacre (September) - ...would look like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre... (p 72)
narcotic (June) - ...teenage stupidity and narcotic drugs. (p 188)

BASIC word list
woe

Optional/BONUS word list
abyss
howls
outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)
yacht

Carry-over September:
souffle

Carry-over August:
gazebo

Carry-over July:
Bonjour

Carry-over May:
umpteenth
varmint

Carry-over April
chignon
papaya

Carry-over February:
Zoloft


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2695 comments Mod
Update Message # 7 - Challenge completed - 02Nov20


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Mystique Jessica | 52 comments Whhooppiieee!! Done with Basic Word List!!


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Mystique wrote: "Whhooppiieee!! Done with Basic Word List!!"

Great job, Mystique!


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Koren  (koren56) | 511 comments Yayyy!! Finished 12/14


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Ed Lehman | 153 comments *****COMPLETED 12/18/20***** last word= "venomous"


October 2020 Scavenger Hunt
Begins: 01Octp20 / Ends: 31Oct20
100p. min.

20/20

BASIC word list
✔bizarre-p.204- The Austere Academy-"But the children have this bizarre notion that Coach Genghis is actually Count Olaf in disguise." 10/11/20
✔cobweb-p.124- Openly Bob-"Cobwebs draped each room like torn stockings..." 12/4/20
✔damp-p.26- A Separate Peace-"We were in a kind of sun porch and conservatory combined, spacious and damp..." 10/2/20
✔escape-p.140- A Separate Peace-"You didn't 'escape' from the army..." 10/5/20
✔freeze-p.39- Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man-"...the sound of the garage door opening was enough to cause Freddy to freeze." 10/18/20
✔gigantic-p.164- A Separate Peace-"...two people who had gone on a gigantic binge..." 10/6/20
✔insanity-p.133- The Man Who Died-"...printers have driven so many people to despair and insanity." 10/24/20
✔legend-p.45- Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man-"...a moment of improvised expedience that would become a family legend..."
✔match (to start a fire)-p.135- A Separate Peace-"He sprinkled the pages with cider to make them more inflammable, touched a match to them..." 10/5/20
✔plunges-p.168- The Man Who Died-"Sami tries to plunge the axe through my head..." 10/25/20
✔queer-p.21- The Father-"...it's queer, but one never wants to lay hands on a woman." 11/8/20
✔remote-p.128- Guinea Bissau: From Liberation Struggle To Independent Statehood-"Its designs...were too remote from the aspirations of the people..." 10/12/20
✔shadows-p.53- A Separate Peace-"The shadow falling across his face if I didn't want to do something with him!" 10/3/20
✔terrible-p.142- The Green Mill Murder-"...beneath it is the Terrible Hollow..." 10/1/20
✔woe-p.71- The Austere Academy-"...a word which here means 'a lifetime of horror and woe.'" 10/9/20

Optional/BONUS word list
✔abyss-p.169- The Green Mill Murder-"...the chasm that lay at the end of the little meadow, the bottomless abyss where the river was born." 10/8/20
✔howls-p.11- The Man Who Died-"...cushions rubbing against one another with synthetic howls..." 10/12/20
✔outer space (one word or hyphenated work as well)- p.98- The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures-"...and had serious doubts whether we'd been to outer space." 11/8/20
✔venomous-p.223- Our Lady of the Flowers-"Heads cautious as those of snakes, intelligent too, wily, venomous and poisonous, rise up..." 12/18/20
✔yacht-p.10- The Man Who Died-"...and in addition to the yachts moored at their private jetties..." 10/12/20


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Whoop, Whoop, WHOOP! Great job, Ed.


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