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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More), Loves 'Em Lethal (last edited Feb 15, 2015 08:22PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod


DHASG February Challenge

Rules:

1. Any DHASG member may participate. You can join at any time during the month.
2. Books must be read between February 1st and February 28th.
3. A book may only be used once in the challenge.
4. Post Your Final Stats or Link to Your Completed Post.
5. Happy Reading!

Levels:

1. Box of Chocolates: Read 10-14 books
2. Red Velvet Cupcakes: Read 5-9 books
3. Gummy Hearts: Read 3-4 books

Categories
:

1.Conversation Hearts: We all love those little February/Valentine-specific candies called Conversation Hearts. In honor of this tried and true delicacy, read a book that has a title that could be a Conversation Heart.

2.Playing Cupid: Read a book where a character 'plays Cupid', in other words, tries to matchmake for someone else. Feel free to use your imagination.

3.Black History Month: February is Black History Month in the US. In honor of black people's history and contributions, read a book that represents this observance somehow. You can even pick a character who echoes the traits of some famous black history figures. Please explain in parenthesis and list the person. Some websites that may help:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-h...
http://www.greatblackheroes.com/

4.Creative Romance Month: Read a book that is the essence of "creative romance". It's up to you!

5.Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast: The first Saturday of February is a day to do something unusual, like eating Ice Cream for breakfast. Read a book where the characters do something different. No boredom allowed! You could also count a book where the character eats ice cream or a book with ice cream on the cover.

6.Will You Be My Valentine?: Send your fellow DHASG members a valentine by reading a book with a heart on the cover, or a title that includes 'heart', "love', 'valentine'. If you can find a book where the character's name is heart, love or valentine, even in another language, that would count.

7.Be Nice to Singles Day: Singles Awareness Day is on the 15th, and it's a way to cheer on those of us who are single. Read a book with a character who is feeling their singleness acutely. Perhaps all their friends are attached, married, engaged? Maybe their family is giving them a hard time because they aren't either of the above? Let us know why you choose the book in parentheses.

8.Love Your Pet Day: For this day on February 20th, people will take the opportunity to love on their pets. For this challenge, read a book about the human-animal bond or with a lead who has a very strong bond with their pet.

9.Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year falls on February 19th this year. To celebrate it, read a book that features Chinese culture or lead/prominent characters of Chinese descent.

10.Think International!: International World Thinking Day was originally a Girl Scouts observance on February 22nd. However, we can all definitely think 'international'. Read a book set in another country than the one you currently live. If you live outside the United States, of course you can use a book set in the US. Otherwise, think globally.

11.Tell a Fairy Tale Day: On February 26th, people make an effort to read fairy tales. For this challenge, read a book that has a fairy tale theme or a fairy tale retelling. If you like reading the originals, of course you can count an original version of a fairy tale! If you choose a fairy tale retelling, please let us know which fairy tale it comes from in parentheses. Here is a list of common fairy tales.

http://www.fairytales.biz/list.html

12.Be Humble Day: On February 22nd, it's an opportunity to practice humbleness. Read a book where a person is very humble by nature or is forced to be humble (humbled) by life.

13.Stop and Smell the Flowers: February 28th is the day to appreciate floral designs or arrangements. Read a book that has a cover with a floral theme. You could also read a book where a character works with flowers for a living or a hobby or has a floral name. Let us know which one you choose in parentheses.

14.No Brainer Day!: This is a day to give your brain a holiday. You're not supposed to do anything on February 27th that involves a lot of thinking or analytical power. How about you read a total popcorn, escapist book to celebrate this day?





Information about February taken from Holiday Insights page: http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreho...

Challenge Participants List

Laura
Netanella
Danielle TBH
Suzanne
Tina Theresa



message 2: by Laura (last edited Feb 21, 2015 12:57PM) (new)

Laura | 51 comments I'm in
Conversation Hearts: We all love those little February/Valentine-specific candies called Conversation Hearts. Sweet Possession2/16
2.Playing Cupid: Read a book where a character 'plays Cupid', in other words, tries to matchmake for someone else. Feel free to use your imagination.I Saw Her Standing There2/5
4. Creative romance The Professional2/10
6. Will you be my valentine Ugly Love2/21
I Saw Her Standing There (Green Mountain, #3) by Marie Force Sweet Possession (Sweet, #5) by Maya Banks The Professional (The Game Maker, #1) by Kresley Cole Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover


message 3: by Netanella (last edited Feb 28, 2015 07:18PM) (new)

Netanella | 192 comments DHASG February 2015 Challenge


Levels:
Books Read: 13

1. Box of Chocolates: Read 10-14 books
2. Red Velvet Cupcakes: Read 5-9 books
3. Gummy Hearts: Read 3-4 books

Categories:

1. Conversation Hearts: We all love those little February/Valentine-specific candies called Conversation Hearts. In honor of this tried and true delicacy, read a book that has a title that could be a Conversation Heart.

✔ 2. Playing Cupid: Read a book where a character 'plays Cupid', in other words, tries to matchmake for someone else. Feel free to use your imagination.
Shameless by Tori Carrington - 02.01.2015 (★★★)
✔ 3. Black History Month: February is Black History Month in the US. In honor of black people's history and contributions, read a book that represents this observance somehow. You can even pick a character who echoes the traits of some famous black history figures. Please explain in parenthesis and list the person. (Lead character Niki Akitoye is a strong black heroine, reminiscent of ancient goddesses to which she is frequently referenced by her otherworldly lover.)
Lord of the Deep by Sherri L. King - 02.03.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 4. Creative Romance Month: Read a book that is the essence of "creative romance". It's up to you!
Welcome to Hell 2.5 - Date with Death by Eve Langlais - 02.15.2015 (★★★)
✔ 5. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast: The first Saturday of February is a day to do something unusual, like eating Ice Cream for breakfast. Read a book where the characters do something different. No boredom allowed! You could also count a book where the character eats ice cream or a book with ice cream on the cover.
Going Long by Cari Quinn - 02.07.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 6. Will You Be My Valentine?: Send your fellow DHASG members a valentine by reading a book with a heart on the cover, or a title that includes 'heart', "love', 'valentine'. If you can find a book where the character's name is heart, love or valentine, even in another language, that would count.
The Valentine Effect - A Strangers in the Night Story by Bonnie Dee - 02.02.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 7. Be Nice to Singles Day: Singles Awareness Day is on the 15th, and it's a way to cheer on those of us who are single. Read a book with a character who is feeling their singleness acutely. Perhaps all their friends are attached, married, engaged? Maybe their family is giving them a hard time because they aren't either of the above? Let us know why you choose the book in parentheses. (Winter Makepeace is a confirmed bachelor and lonely virgin until he meets older, widowed aristocrat Isabel.)
Maiden Lane 4 - Thief of Shadows by Elizabeth Hoyt - 02.14.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 8. Love Your Pet Day: For this day on February 20th, people will take the opportunity to love on their pets. For this challenge, read a book about the human-animal bond or with a lead who has a very strong bond with their pet. (MC Josh has a German shepherd named Muttley.)
Exquisite 2 - Entice by Ella Frank - 02.21.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 9. Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year falls on February 19th this year. To celebrate it, read a book that features Chines culture or lead/prominent characters of Chinese descent.
Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin - 02.06.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 10. Think International!: International World Thinking Day was originally a Girl Scouts observance on February 22nd. However, we can all definitely think 'international'. Read a book set in another country than the one you currently live. If you live outside the United States, of course you can use a book set in the US. Otherwise, think globally.
Refuge From the Storm by Gayle Eden - 02.01.2015 - 02.01.2015 (★★★★)
✔ 11. Tell a Fairy Tale Day: On February 26th, people make an effort to read fairy tales. For this challenge, read a book that has a fairy tale theme or a fairy tale retelling. If you like reading the originals, of course you can count an original version of a fairy tale! If you choose a fairy tale retelling, please let us know which fairy tale it comes from in parentheses. Here is a list of common fairy tales.
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson - http://childhoodreading.com/?p=23 - 02.07.2015 (★★★★★)
✔ 12. Be Humble Day: On February 22nd, it's an opportunity to practice humbleness. Read a book where a person is very humble by nature or is forced to be humble (humbled) by life.
Under The Influence by Nancy Warren - 02.04.2015 (★★★)
✔ 13. Stop and Smell the Flowers: February 28th is the day to appreciate floral designs or arrangements. Read a book that has a cover with a floral theme. You could also read a book where a character works with flowers for a living or a hobby or has a floral name. Let us know which one you choose in parentheses. (Heroine Melanthe or "Lanthe" means 'Black Flower' in Greek.)
Immortals After Dark 14 - Dark Skye by Kresley Cole - 02.13.2015 (★★★★★)
✔ 14. No Brainer Day!: This is a day to give your brain a holiday. You're not supposed to do anything on February 27th that involves a lot of thinking or analytical power. How about you read a total popcorn, escapist book to celebrate this day?
Play by Play 1 - The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton - 02.15.2015 (★★★★)
Shameless by Tori Carrington Lord of the Deep (Horde Wars, #5) by Sherri L. King Date with Death (Welcome to Hell, #2.5) by Eve Langlais Going Long (Boys of Fall) by Cari Quinn The Valentine Effect - A Strangers in the Night Story by Bonnie Dee Thief of Shadows (Maiden Lane, #4) by Elizabeth Hoyt Entice (Exquisite, #2) by Ella Frank Butterfly Swords (Tang Dynasty, #1) by Jeannie Lin Refuge From the Storm by Gayle Eden Under The Influence (Harlequin Blaze, #452) by Nancy Warren Dark Skye (Immortals After Dark #14) by Kresley Cole The Perfect Play (Play by Play, #1) by Jaci Burton


message 4: by Suzanne (last edited Feb 23, 2015 11:13AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 124 comments Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group
DHASG February 2015 Challenge
Duration:
2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015

Progress: 4 out of 5-9 (then upgrade)

Categories:

1. Conversation Hearts: We all love those little February/Valentine-specific candies called Conversation Hearts. In honor of this tried and true delicacy, read a book that has a title that could be a Conversation Heart.

2. Playing Cupid: Read a book where a character 'plays Cupid', in other words, tries to matchmake for someone else. Feel free to use your imagination.

3. Black History Month: February is Black History Month in the US. In honor of black people's history and contributions, read a book that represents this observance somehow. You can even pick a character who echoes the traits of some famous black history figures. Please explain in parenthesis and list the person. Some websites that may help:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-h...
http://www.greatblackheroes.com/

4. Creative Romance Month: Read a book that is the essence of "creative romance". It's up to you!:
Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan - ***** - 2/21/2015 - I think it's romantic at least

5. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast: The first Saturday of February is a day to do something unusual, like eating Ice Cream for breakfast. Read a book where the characters do something different. No boredom allowed! You could also count a book where the character eats ice cream or a book with ice cream on the cover:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - **** - 2/22/2015 - They are magicians in a circus

6. Will You Be My Valentine?: Send your fellow DHASG members a valentine by reading a book with a heart on the cover, or a title that includes 'heart', "love', 'valentine'. If you can find a book where the character's name is heart, love or valentine, even in another language, that would count.

7. Be Nice to Singles Day: Singles Awareness Day is on the 15th, and it's a way to cheer on those of us who are single: Read a book with a character who is feeling their singleness acutely. Perhaps all their friends are attached, married, engaged? Maybe their family is giving them a hard time because they aren't either of the above? Let us know why you choose the book in parentheses:
Jemima J by Jane Green - ***** - 2/18/2015 - Heart on the cover

8. Love Your Pet Day: For this day on February 20th, people will take the opportunity to love on their pets. For this challenge, read a book about the human-animal bond or with a lead who has a very strong bond with their pet.

9. Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year falls on February 19th this year. To celebrate it, read a book that features Chinas culture or lead/prominent characters of Chinese descent.

10. Think International!: International World Thinking Day was originally a Girl Scouts observance on February 22nd. However, we can all definitely think 'international'. Read a book set in another country than the one you currently live. If you live outside the United States, of course you can use a book set in the US. Otherwise, think globally.

11. Tell a Fairy Tale Day: On February 26th, people make an effort to read fairy tales. For this challenge, read a book that has a fairy tale theme or a fairy tale retelling. If you like reading the originals, of course you can count an original version of a fairy tale! If you choose a fairy tale retelling, please let us know which fairy tale it comes from in parentheses. Here is a list of common fairy tales.

http://www.fairytales.biz/list.html

12. Be Humble Day: On February 22nd, it's an opportunity to practice humbleness. Read a book where a person is very humble by nature or is forced to be humble (humbled) by life.

13. Stop and Smell the Flowers: February 28th is the day to appreciate floral designs or arrangements. Read a book that has a cover with a floral theme. You could also read a book where a character works with flowers for a living or a hobby or has a floral name. Let us know which one you choose in parentheses.

14. No Brainer Day!: This is a day to give your brain a holiday. You're not supposed to do anything on February 27th that involves a lot of thinking or analytical power. How about you read a total popcorn, escapist book to celebrate this day?
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - ***** - 2/1/2015

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Jemima J by Jane Green Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


message 5: by Tina Theresa (last edited Feb 26, 2015 05:16AM) (new)

Tina Theresa | 96 comments Box of Chocolates: 11/10-14 DONE

1.Conversation Hearts: I Love How You Love Me 2/13
2.Playing Cupid: Revenge at Bella Terra 2/16
3.Black History Month: SKIP
4.Creative Romance Month: Hara's Legacy 2/22
5.Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast: Lick 2/18
6.Will You Be My Valentine?: An Iron Fey Valentine 2/17
7.Be Nice to Singles Day: Samson's Lovely Mortal 2/14
8.Love Your Pet Day: It Had to Be You 2/18
9.Chinese New Year: SKIP
10.Think International!: SKIP
11.Tell a Fairy Tale Day- The Little Mermaid: (A siren entrances people. in the little mermaid she sings to get her man) Cursed 2/21
12.Be Humble Day: Solving for Nic 2/19
13.Stop and Smell the Flowers: (Colin's mom's name is Violet) Romancing Mister Bridgerton 2/25
14.No Brainer Day!: Darkness Falls 2/22

I Love How You Love Me (The Sullivans, #13) by Bella Andre Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires, #1) by Tina Folsom Revenge at Bella Terra (Bella Terra Deception, #2) by Christina Dodd An Iron Fey Valentine (The Iron Fey #4.4) by Julie Kagawa Lick (Stage Dive, #1) by Kylie Scott It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Solving for Nic (Southern Style, #2) by Lexxi Callahan Cursed (Fallen Siren, #1) by S.J. Harper Hara's Legacy (Resonance Mates, #1) by Bianca D'Arc Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4) by Julia Quinn Darkness Falls (Darkness Falls, #1) by Jessica Sorensen


message 6: by Netanella (new)

Netanella | 192 comments Updated Post #3 above.

I still need to find a book to fit "Conversations Hearts" and "Love Your Pet" day. I'm having difficulties finding something. Any suggestions?


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Netanella wrote: "Updated Post #3 above.

I still need to find a book to fit "Conversations Hearts" and "Love Your Pet" day. I'm having difficulties finding something. Any suggestions?"


You could find a book with Marry Me, Love You, Kiss Me, something like that in the title. Or even make up your own Conversation Heart.

As for love your pet, Watchers has a great dog character, Master of None, Suspect is definitely about the human/animal bond.


message 8: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 124 comments This has been an off month for me, I'm going to call it at 3

Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group
DHASG February 2015 Challenge
Duration:
2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015

Progress: 4 out of 3

Categories:

4. Creative Romance Month: Read a book that is the essence of "creative romance". It's up to you!:
Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan - ***** - 2/21/2015 - I think it's romantic at least

5. Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast: The first Saturday of February is a day to do something unusual, like eating Ice Cream for breakfast. Read a book where the characters do something different. No boredom allowed! You could also count a book where the character eats ice cream or a book with ice cream on the cover:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - **** - 2/22/2015 - They are magicians in a circus

7. Be Nice to Singles Day: Singles Awareness Day is on the 15th, and it's a way to cheer on those of us who are single: Read a book with a character who is feeling their singleness acutely. Perhaps all their friends are attached, married, engaged? Maybe their family is giving them a hard time because they aren't either of the above? Let us know why you choose the book in parentheses:
Jemima J by Jane Green - ***** - 2/18/2015 - Heart on the cover

14. No Brainer Day!: This is a day to give your brain a holiday. You're not supposed to do anything on February 27th that involves a lot of thinking or analytical power. How about you read a total popcorn, escapist book to celebrate this day?
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - ***** - 2/1/2015

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Jemima J by Jane Green Saga Deluxe Edition, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Good job, Suzanne!


message 11: by Netanella (new)

Netanella | 192 comments I found my pet book - Yay! Thanks for a great challenge, Danielle. Off to March...


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Wants to Read More) (gatadelafuente) | 9700 comments Mod
Great job, Netanella!


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