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message 1: by Dee (last edited Dec 24, 2010 07:25PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 2011 Challenges (with a few from 2010 still in there)

RRRC Monthly Category Challenges

RRRC Read the Month Challenges

Read the Season Challenges

Yearly Challenges
A-Z Author Challenge - COMPLETE
A-Z Book Challenge
Create Your Own Challenge
2011 Chunky Chubster challenge

Quarterly Challenges
Let's Celebrate 2010-2011

Featured Author Challenges

Other Challenges
Lifetime of Reading Challenge
Serial Reader Challenge
Read the Full Moons (Phase 2)

Dare You To Read Challenges
One from Each Genre
Fever Series
End of Year Clean-Up
The Breeds Series


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments A-Z Author Challenge - Jan 1-Dec 31

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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Lifetime of Reading Challenge - Feb 10, 2010-Feb 10, 2011

Current Status - 22/29 compete - 75.86%

1982 - Love's Long Journey - Janette Oke - 7/2/2010
1983 - Stormfire - Christine Monson - 4/26/2010
1984 - Spring Fancy - LaVyrle Spencer - 4/17/2010
1985 - Sarah's Child - Linda Howard - 2/13/2010
1986 - Almost Heaven - Linda Howard - 2/20/2010
1987 - Bluebird Winter - Linda Howard - 2/20/2010
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1989 - Montana Man - Barbara Delinsky - 5/7/2010
1990 - Bitter Sweet - LaVyrle Spence - 5/1/2010
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1993 - Kentucky Woman - Norah Hess - IN PROGRESS
1994 - It Had To Be You - Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 2/10
1995 - Heaven, Texas - Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 3/7/10
1996 - Immortal in Death - JD Robb - 5/16/2010
1997 - Nobody's Baby But Mine - Susan Elizabeth Phillips
1998 - Harvard's Education - Suzanne Brockmann - 2/21/2010
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2002 - Undead and Unwed - Mary Janice Davidson - 5/19/2010
2003 - Tempting the Beast - Lora Leigh - 5/18/2010
2004 - Midnight Man - Lisa Marie Rice - 5/2/2010
2005 - Jane and the Sneaky Dom - Hannah Murray
2006 - Discovering Dani - NJ Walters - 3/2010
2007 - Desperate Duchesses - Eloisa James - 3/2010
2008 - Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione - 2/11/2010
2009 - Her Wildest Dreams - Shiloh Walker - 2/28/2010
2010 - Nauti Deceptions - Lora Leigh - 2/27/2010


message 4: by Dee (last edited Dec 25, 2010 02:40AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Serial Reader Challenge

Current Status - 30/38 - 78.94%

1) Jack the Page Ripper (15 books):

Take 5 series, read:
5 books from 1st series (of your choice)
Desperate Duchess - Eloisa James - 4/5 complete
Desperate Duchesses
An Affair Before Christmas
When the Duke Returns
This Duchess of Mine
A Duke of Her Own

4 from the 2nd series - COMPLETE (5/5/2010)
Chicago Stars - Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 4/4 complete
Heaven, Texas
Dream a Little Dream
This Heart of Mine
Match Me If You Can

3 from 3rd
Demonica Series - Larissa Ione - 3/3 complete
Desire Unchained
Passion Unleashed
Ecstasy Unveiled

2 from 4th - COMPLETE (2/19/20100
Love Slave for Two series - Tymber Dalton
Love Slave for Two: Beginnings
Family Matters (Love Slave for Two, #2)

1 from the last one - COMPLETE (2/27/2010)
Nauti Series - Lora Leigh
Nauti Deceptions

2) Una-book-bomber (5 books):
chick-lit
Queen Betsy series - MaryJanice Davidson
Undead and Unwed

romance
Black Cobra Quartet - Stephanie Laurens - COMPLETE

mystery
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder

pnr/urban-fantasy/fantasy/sci-fi
Chicagoland Vampires - Chloe Neill COMPLETE
Some Girls Bite

young adult
Banned and the Bannished - James Clemens
Wit'ch Fire

3) Spree Series Killer (1+ book): COMPLETE
- Lords of the Underworld series - Gena Showalter
The Darkest Night
Loved this series and will definately be reading the other ones

4) Author-ican Psycho (1 book)
- "In Death" - JD Robb - cracked the first book a few times, but never got anywhere, third times the charm!
Naked in Death - COMPLETE

5) Dr. Hannibal Lecturer (1 book):
- Nalini Singh - Slave to Sensation
Slave to Sensation - COMPLETE

6) The Book Strangler (11 books):
- Lora Leigh - Bound Hearts - 9/11 Complete
Surrender
Submission
Wicked Intent
Embraced
Shameless
Forbidden Pleasure
Wicked Pleasure
Only Pleasure
Guilty Pleasure

7) 3rd Degree (3 books):
- Nora Robert - In The Garden - 3/3 Complete - COMPLETE - 21 AUG 10

Blue Dahlia
Black Rose
Red Lily

BONUS: Bloody Mary (1 book):
- Fever series - Karen Marie Morning - COMPLETE
Darkfever


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments A-Z Book Challenge

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message 6: by Dee (last edited Dec 24, 2010 09:57PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 2010 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

i'm going to go with Mor-book-ly Obese

Current Status - 9698/9698 pages read - 100.00%

Books:
An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabaldon - 832 pages - COMPLETE - 11/23/2010
The Persimmon Tree - Bryce Courtenay - 704 pages - COMPLETE - 11/20/2010
The Potato Factory - Bryce Courtenay - 832 pages - COMPLETE - 12/7/2010
Tommo and Hawk - Bryce Courtenay - 675 pages - COMPLETE - 12/19/2010
Solomon's Song - Bryce Courtenay - 673 pages - COMPLETE - 12/24
The Story of Danny Dunn - Bryce Courtenay - 610 pages - COMPLETE - 10/2010
Stormfire - Christine Monson - 568 pages - COMPLETE - 4/27/2010
Flowers from the Storm - Laura Kinsale - 560 pages - COMPLETE - 10/3
Devil's Pact - Samantha Cruise - 484 pages - COMPLETE - 12/11/2010
Voyager -re-read/audiobook - Diana Gabaldon - 880 pages - COMPLETE - 4/27/2010
Drums of Autumn - reread/ audiobook - Diana Gabaldon - 896 pages - COMPLETE - 6/5/2010
The Fiery Cross - reread/ audiobook - Diana Gabaldon - 992 pages - COMPLETE - 9/28/2010
A Breath of Snow and Ashes - reread/ audiobook - 992 pages - COMPLETE - 10/22


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Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments Deanna wrote: "Read the Season - Spring

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Don't forget the "R" :)


message 8: by Dee (last edited Mar 31, 2011 03:17PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Dare You To Read - One of Each Genre

Current Status - 14/15 (with both bonus books)

Contemporary: Wicked Pleasure - Lora Leigh - Complete - 8 Aug 2010 - Normally I like Lora Leigh's books but this was a serie that originally started at Ellora's Cave and when it went mainstream, there was this need to put a mystery element into it. I'm not a fan of that, would prefer to see about the development of the relationship - also didn't enjoy the ending and who the bad person was after the rest of the book pointing in the other direction. I'm sure i'll continue to read CR in the future, but don't know if i'll seek any out with a suspense element unless i'm completely in the mood to read that.

Historical: The Persimmon Tree - Bryce Courtenay - Complete 20 November 10 - I've had this book sitting on the TBR pile for ages and finally got the incentive to read it. A love story set in the Pacific (specifically Indonesia) in WW2, but the two lovers are separated and what happens to them after. there is a sequel and i'm tempted to get it and read it, because I want to read more about Anna and Nick. i've read this genre before and will continue to do so in the future - but i'm very picky about what era's i read from, so not just any historical fiction will work.

Regency: An Invitation to Sin - Suzanne Enoch - Complete - 26 Aug 10 - I actually really enjoyed this book - it was the first by this author and I will def. be seeking more out in the future. She did a good job of balancing tension with friendly banter and romantic scenes...I def. loved Zach and want to read the other ones about his brothers

Erotic: Devil's Pact- Samantha Cruise - Complete - 11 Dec 10 - ok, I love ER as much as the next girl, but this book was a train wreak...I have no idea where to start...lol! It was like every bad clique in erotic romance writing all thrown together in one book...but I will keep on reading ER in the future

BDSM: Owning Rachel - Madison Layle - Complete - 6 Jul 10 - It was ok...but I don't know if I would run out to read another one in the series. It opens with Rachel who is a successful lawyer seeking treating for her sexual dreams that she is having...her therapist provides her a phone number to call and it goes from there - she is kidnapped and made into a "pet" - i've read a lot of BDSM and will continue to read this genre, but overall, wasn't too impressed with this variation. I have another book in the series that I'm going to try out before I completely make up my mind though.

PNR: Lover Awakened - JR Ward - Complete - 17 Jul 10 - ahhh, what can I say...I loved this book, Zsadist the ultimate tortured hero and I loved Bella. This is the third book in the series and I already have the rest on my kindle. I've only been reading PNR for about 6 months seriously, so there are so many authors I've yet to discover and I'll def. keep reading!

Fantasy: Some Girls Bite - Chloe Neill - Complete - 4 Jul 10 - Started and finished up Some Girls Bite in a rather short period of time. I was completely engrossed in it. I liked the interaction between Merit and Ethan and look forward to more in the future. Definately didn't pick up on who the bad person was until it was revealed, a sign of a good plot to me. I already have the next two sitting in my cart at Amazon (waiting for the third to officially be released in a few days). This is the second book I've read in the Urban Fantasy genre (the first being Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. I will definitely be seeking more out in this genre in the future.

Women's Fiction: - While My Sister Sleeps - Barbara Delinsky - Complete - 24 Mar 11 - i used to love Barbara Delinsky but over the girls I had stopped reading her...while I can't say I would rush out to pick up another of her books in the future, this was an interesting read - about a family coping with their elder daughter having a massive heart attack at the age of 32 and what they do, how did they cope...I'll probably keep reading women's lit, but its def. not a preference of mine

Chick-lit: Undead and Unappreciated - Mary Janice Davidson (Audiobook) - Complete - 15 Jul 10 - Chick-Lit - I have no idea why I keep listening to the Queen Betsy series by Mary Janice Davidson...they are goofy yes, and I can't say that I love them, yet I've used three of them for challenges now and plan to use book 4 in August. AT this in this installment there was some progress on the relationship between Betsy and Eric (aka Sinclair). I guess the idea of a vampire queen with a shoe fetish is just attractive to me;) I'm not typically a fan of chick lit, but I'm trying to broaden my horizons and these ones aren't too bad, so i'm sure i'll seek more out in the future.

GLBT: The River In Winter - Matt Dean - Complete - 14 Jul 10 - If you read the description of this is seems to be a typical romance but M/M, so I was a bit disappointed to find out that it was more literary fiction, so no HEA at the end. Its set in the 1990's when AIDS was on the rise and there was the movement that believed you could stop from being gay, as the main character struggles with that as well as the lose of his partner. I really like M/M as a rule, but this one just didn't do anything for me. It was well written, but I like HEA's...

Young Adult: Wit'ch Fire - James Clemens

Non-Fiction: Tried by War : Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief - James M. McPherson - Complete - 15 Aug 10 - I normally don't read non-fiction as a rule, but this one intrigued me when I was looking for a book about Lincoln for a challenge with another group. It focuses primarily on the Civil War and how the president who had no military service made the various decisions that he did - who he put in command and why; why he removed them - it was interesting to read. I don't know all that much about the Civil War aside from what I've read in fiction, so i'm sure i'll read some more in the future.

Religious Romance (BONUS): Love's Long Journey - Janette Oke - Complete - 2 Jul 10 - I just finished my religious romance. I'd heard a lot about Janette Oke's books since they had been made into movies but never read one. This is actually the third in the series, but I didn't feel lost without having read the others because its about the daughter of the original book. It was a short sweet read. Not sure if I will read other books by her in the future, but I enjoyed it for what it was. This is the first time recently that I have read any books in the religious romance/inspirational romance genre, although I remember reading some in my teens.

Classic (BONUS): Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (Audiobook) - Complete - 15 Aug 10 - OMG, thank god I am done with this!! If this has been the first "classic" I had ever read, I might give up then and there, but thankfully its not!! This book was almost as pure torture as you can get!!

Native American (BONUS): Wind Warrior - Complete - 09 Aug 10 - I grabbed this book after the author visited RRRC as part of the Meet the Author. The book was quite good, but there was def. a bit more religious undertones than I was expecting...but the NA part of the story was interesting. I'm sure i'll seek some more NA out in the future, i've read quite a bit of it previously


message 9: by Dee (last edited Dec 23, 2010 02:16PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read the Full Moons

August 24th - Sturgeon Moon
September 23rd - Harvest Moon
October 22nd - Hunter’s Moon
November 21st - Beaver Moon
December 21st - Cold Moon
January 19th - Wolf Moon
February 18th - Snow Moon
March 19th - Worm Moon
April 17th - Pink Moon
May 17th - Flower Moon
June 15th - Strawberry Moon
July 15th - Buck Moon


Group 2 - December 21st to April 16th
Cold Moon - Book that has a dark cover, set during the Dark Ages (Medieval Romance)
Wolf Moon - Book that has a moon or wolf on the cover, a werewolf/shifter romance
Snow Moon - Book that has a Winter Scene on cover, or set during winter or a cold country/place
Worm Moon -Book that has Spring scene cover, has a rake/rouge hero (okay he is not exactly worm, but close enough...LOL!), or has the word Spring in the title

Group 3 - April 17th to August 23rd
Pink Moon - Book that has a Pink/Red Cover or has a courtesan, mistress or prostitute character
Flower Moon - Book that has Flowers on the Cover or in the Title or a chick-lit book
Strawberry Moon - Fruit on the Cover or title or an GLBT romance
Buck Moon - Weather scene on the cover or in the title or Read an interracial romance (buck is slang for a young black guy)


message 10: by Dee (last edited Nov 22, 2010 09:40PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Christmas – Undead and Unreturnable

Hanukkah – Drawing in the Dust - Zoe Klein (8 letters)

Boxing Day – Warrior

Winter’s Solstice – Thaw in Winter

Kwanzaa – Whitethorn South Africa

New Year’s Day – Some Kind of Stranger - First in Blue Ruin series

Three King’s Day - Read a book that has a character of noble blood, or has a three-word title.

Chinese New Year - Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War Vietnam

Groundhog Day - Read a book that has an animal in its cover, or a book that has time-travel in it.

Valentine’s Day - Lover Mine


message 11: by Dee (last edited Jan 17, 2011 04:25AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read the Month - December

Current Status - 8/8

D - Devil's Pact - Samantha Cruise - Finished
E - Eloisa James - A Duke of Her Own - Finished
C - Courtenay, Bryce - Tommo and Hawk - Finished
E - Evangeline Anderson - Kidnapped for Christmas - Finished
M - Mary Janice Davidson - Undead and Unreturnable - Finished
B - Bryce Courtenay - Solomon's Song - Finished
E - Eight Erotic Nights - Catorina Calloway - Finished
R - Robb, JD - Betrayal in Death - Finished


message 12: by Dee (last edited Dec 27, 2010 06:29AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments December Monthly Challenge

Current Status - 10/10

1. December: Devil's Pact - Finished - 12/14
2. Birthday: Bitten from Mrs Soule's selves - Finished - 12/5
3. Geography: Switch - Megan Hart - Finished - 12/7
4. Pearl Harbor Anniversary: Zeke - Finished - 12/20
5. End of the Year: Solomon's Song - last in the Australian Trilogy - Finished - 12/25
6. Challenge Freebie: Tommo and Hawk (Chubby Chunkster) - Finished - 12/19
7. Beethoven's Birthday: Heaven - Finished - 12/2
8. Romance Genre: More Than Words - Finished - 12/25
9. Of Lists and Shelves: Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas - Finished - 12/13
10. Reader's Choice: Undead and Unreturnable - Finished - 12/2



message 13: by Dee (last edited Jan 19, 2011 04:45PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments January 2011 Monthly Challenge

Current Status - 10/10 finished

1. January: Jacob - Jacquelene Frank (also a new to me author) - Finished - 1/10
2. Birthday: The Kite Runner (from Steph's shelf) - Finished- 1/6
3. Geography: Are You Scared Yet? - Hunter Morgan (set in Delaware) - Finished - 1/19
4. New Year: Regency Buck - Georgette Heyer (yep, never read a book by her) - Finished - 1/8
5. Beginnings: Skye's Trail - Angelini Bk 1 - Finished - 1/4
6. Appreciate your Dragon Day: Father of Dragons - Finished - 1/10
7. National Take Back Your Time Week: Love in the Afternoon - Finished - 1/8
8. Rose Parade: The Rose of Sebastopol - Finished - 1/14
9. January Weather: In Cold Pursuit: A Mystery From The Last Continent - DC has been really mild this year weather wise...or changing drastically...so I went with a book set in an extreme climate...in this case Antarctica - Finished - 1/6
10. Reader's Choice: Real Murders - Finished - 1/3


message 14: by Dee (last edited Jan 17, 2011 04:25AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 2011 Chubby Chunkster Challenge

This year i'm going to go with Do These Books Make My Butt Look Big - i'm sure that i'll read more than enough, but don't want to make the mistake of pre-listing my books again, just in case ;)

Tenative List
1. Whitethorn - Bryce Courtenay
2. Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
3. Fortune Cookie - Bryce Courtenay (pending getting it in the mail)
4. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War - Karl Marlantes - Finished
5. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Steig Larsson
6. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson


message 15: by Dee (last edited Jan 19, 2011 05:37AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read the Season - INVERNO (Winter)
Duration: December 21, 2010 - March 19, 2011

Current Status - 7/7 + bonus complete

I - If I Must - Amy Lane - Finished
N - Neill, Chloe - Twice Bitten - Finished - 12/25
V - Veinglory, Emily - Father of Dragons - Finished
E - Eresse - Sacred Fate - Finished
R - Rhianne Aile - The One That Got Away - Finished
N - Nutcase - Charlotte Hughes - Finished
O - Ogawa, Yoko - Hotel Iris: A Novel - Finished

Bonus: Book set in Italy; written by an Italian Author; has an Italian character
Nicholas - set in Italy


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read the Month - GENNAIO

G - Georgette Heyer - Regency Buck - Finished - 1/7
E - Eresse - Sacred Fate - Finished
N - Nicholas - Elizabeth Amber - Finished - 1/16
N - Nutcase - Charlotte Hughes - Finished - 1/18
A - Aile, Rihanne - The One That Got Away - Finished
I - If I Must - Amy Lane - Finished
O - Ogawa, Yoko - Hotel Iris: A Novel - Finished


message 17: by Dee (last edited Apr 10, 2011 01:40AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Romance 101 Challenge

12/12

1. Contemporary Romance: See Jane Score - Finished - 3/18
2. Historical Romance: Ten Things I Love About You - Finished - 1/27
3. Suspenseful Romance: Are You Scared Yet? - Finished - 1/19
4. Paranormal Romance: Nicholas - Elizabeth Amber - Finished - 1/16
5. Science-Fiction or Futuristic Romance: Sacred Fate - Finished - 1/15
6. Fantasy Romance: Warrior - Finished - 2/2
7. Time-travel Romance: A Knight in Shining Armor - Finished - 2/11
8. Inspirational or Christian Romance: Love on Assignment - Finished - 4/10
9. Multi-cultural or Interracial Romance: Sweet Topping - Finished - 2/5
10. Erotic Romance: Master of the Abyss - Finished - 1/29
11. Serial or Category Romance: Secrets in the Marriage Bed - Finished - 2/15
12. Classic or Mainstream Fiction that includes a love story as a major part of its storyline.: The Gargoyle - Finished - 2/12


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments February Category Challenge

Curren Status - 10/10 Complete

1.February: The Family Affair - Finished 2/19

2. Birthday: Nauti and Wild - from Jessica's bookshelf - Finished - 2/12

3. Geography: Blood of the Wicked - Finished - 2/24

4. Second Month: Gideon - book 2 in Jacquelene Franks Nightwalkers series - Finished - 2/19

5. Second Chances: A Knight in Shining Armor over the years I have given up on Jude Deveraux as an author something just seems to be missing in her books - but this one, since it was one of her older ones, wasn't too bad - Finished - 2/10

6. Shortest Month: Burning Up - Finished - 2/4

7. Valentine's Day: Bad Case of Loving You - Finished - 2/13

8. Black History Month: Sweet Topping - Finished - 2/5

9. National Laugh-Friendly Month: Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings - Finished - 2/4

10. Reader's Choice: The Gargoyle - Finished - 2/12


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments READ-THE-MONTH Italian Edition
F-E-B-B-R-A-I-O (February)
Duration: February 1 - February 28, 2011

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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments A-Z Friends Challenge

13/26

A - Angie - Burning Up - 2/4
B - Bubbles (Dane) - Sweet Topping - 2/5
C - Carolyn F - Warrior - 2/5
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M - Melanie - Dead Until Dark - 2/10
N - Natsroshan - Gemini - 2/13
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S - SueM - Nauti and Wild - 2/13
T - Tj - St. Nacho's - 2/10
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V - Vixhen - Make Me, Sir - 2/12
X - Xiomara - A Knight in Shining Armor - 2/10
Y - Yoshi - Bad Case of Loving You - 2/13
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message 21: by Dee (last edited Mar 30, 2011 06:59AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 10/10 Complete

1. March: Mine to Possess - Finished - 3/9
2. Birthday: Halfway to the Grave - Finished - 3/24
3. Geography: The Ultimate Romantic Challenge - Finished - 3/20
4. Third Month: Here Kitty, Kitty! - Finished - 3/3
5. March Off to War: Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest - Finished - 3/16
6. Mardi Gras: Fudge Cupcake Murder - cover is predominantly red, with yellow, but also has brown, white and other minor colors (on the cupcake) - Finished - 3/20
7. St.Patrick's Day: Room - Irish Author - Finished - 3/16
8. Doctor's Day: Burn Unit: Saving Lives After The Flames - Finished - 3/6
9. Of Shelves and Lists: See Jane Score - Finished - 3/18
10. Reader's Choice Hostage to Pleasure - Finished - 3/29


message 22: by Dee (last edited Apr 17, 2011 03:54PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments April Monthly Challenge

1. April: Anabel Joseph - Comfort Object - Finished - 4/6
2. Birthday: Angels' Blood from Layla's list (Happy Birthday!!) - Finished - 4/17
3. Geography: Any Given Sunday - set in baltimore - Finished - 4/8
4. Fourth Month: Bone Crossed (4th in the Mercy Thompson series) - Finished - 4/9
5. The Royal Wedding: Next by James Hynes - Finished - 4/10
6. April Fool's Day: 11 Days in December: Christmas at the Bulge, 1944 - category 5 from March - Finished - 4/7
7. Find-A-Rainbow Day: Nowhere Ranch - Finished - 4/8
8. Taxes are due in US (15 April): The Peach Keeper (borrowed from the library) Finished - 4/5
9. Pets Are Wonderful month (nodding also to Pet Owners Day, World Rat Day and National Hairball Awareness Day): Kitty Goes to Washington (jaguar on the cover) - Finished - 4/9
10. Reader's Choice: Eternal Rider - Finished - 4/8


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Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Dee 2011 Create Your Own Challenge Challenge

so I failed miserably at my 2010 one, but i'm going to try again...my goal this next year is to diversify the genres I read (outside of the romance ream), that being said, my goal is going to be to read 10 books from several different categories (re-reads don't count but audiobooks do):

Non-Fiction (5/10 Complete)
1. Rethinking Kennedy: An Interpretive Biography - Finished - 1/10
2. The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry - Finished - 2/9
3. The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs And Men in a Race Against an Epidemic - Finished - 2/21
4. Burn Unit: Saving Lives After The Flames - Finished - 3/6
5. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest - Finished - 3/16
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Mystery/Suspense (4/10 Complete):
1. In Cold Pursuit: A Mystery From The Last Continent - Finished - 1/6
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Finished - 3/8
3. Dead Dry - Finished - 3/18
4. Fudge Cupcake Murder -Finished - 3/20
5. Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense - Finished - 3/30
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Cutural (non-US/England/France settings) (6/10 Complete):
1. Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (Vietnam) - Finished - 1/9
2. The Kite Runner (Afghanistan) - Finished - 1/6
3. The Rose of Sebastopol (Ukraine) - Finished - 1/14
4. The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca (Morocco) - Finished - 1/24
5. Cold Earth (Greenland) - Finished - 2/6
6. Blood of the Wicked (Brazil) - Finished - 2/24
7. Drawing in the Dust (Israel) - Finished - 4/6
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message 24: by Dee (last edited Apr 29, 2011 05:41PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Finished - Paranormal/UF
Bone Crossed - Mercy Thompson 4 - Finished - 4/9
Ill Wind - Weather Warden 1 - Finished - 4/10
Eternal Rider - Lords of Deliverance 1 - Finished - 4/8
Kitty Goes to Washington - Kitty Norville 2 - Finished - 4/9
Goddess of Love- Goddess Summoning 5 -Finished - 4/8
Lover Unleashed - black dagger brotherhood 9 - Finished - 4/13
Stormwalker - stormwalker 1 - Finished - 4/9
Graceling - seven kingdoms trilogy 1 -Finished - 4/11
Eternal Hunger - Mark of the Vampire 1 - Finished - 4/15
Angels' Blood - Guild Hunters 1 - Finished - 4/17
Branded by Fire - Psy-Changlings 6 - Finished 4/25
Visions of Magic - Awakening 1 - Finished - 4/27

Finished - Non-Paranormal
Think Twice - Rosato and Associates 11 - Finished - 4/12
Love on Assignment - Ladies of Summerhill 1 - Finished - 4/10
Hannah's List - Blossom Street 7 - Finished 4/25
Don't Look Back - Konrad Sejer 2 - Finished - 4/19
Rules of Prey - Lucas Davenport 1 - Finished - 4/16
Love Letters From a Duke - Bachelor Chronicles 3 - Finished - 4/22


message 25: by Dee (last edited Apr 30, 2011 05:38PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read the Season - PRIMAVERA

9/9 Complete

P - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Finished - 3/23
R - Rachel Caine - Ill Wind - Finished - 4/10
I - Ione, Larissa - Eternal Rider - Finished - 4/8
M - Moore Christopher - Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Finished - 4/26
A - Annabel Joseph - Comfort Object -Finished - 4/6
V - Vaughn, Carrie - Kitty Goes to Washington - Finished - 4/9
E - Eastland, Sam - Eye of the Red Tsar: A Novel of Suspense - Finished - 3/30
R - Regan Hastings - Visions of Magic - Finished - 4/27
A - A.M. Riley - Death by Misfortune - finished - 4/28

Bonus:
The Prince - written in Italian, by an Italy and set in Italy (Originally) - Finished - 4/9


message 26: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments M - Mine to Possess - Finished - 3/10
A - Andrews, Sarah - Dead Dry - Finished - 3/17
R - Rose, Crystal - I'll Be Your Drill, Soldier - Finished - 3/25
Z - Zack - Finished - 3/26
O - Oh. My. Gods. - Finished - 3/13


message 27: by Dee (last edited Apr 30, 2011 05:21PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read-the-Month Italian Edition
A-P-R-I-L-E (April)
Duration: April 1, 2011 - April 30, 2011

6/6 Complete

A - Annabel Joseph - Comfort Object - Finished - 4/6
P - Patricia Biggs - Bone Crossed - Finished - 4/9
R - Regan Hastings - Visions of Magic - Finished - 4/27
I - Ione, Larissa - Eternal Rider - Finished - 4/8
L - Lover Unleashed - Finished - 4/13
E - Elizabeth Boyle - Love Letters From a Duke - Finished - 4/22


message 28: by Dee (last edited May 31, 2011 08:11AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments so after doing some playing, i think I finally have my list...

10/10 complete

1. M is for May
1.3 - Different Suits (M/M featuring Moody Torrance) or Full House (M/M featuring Marco De La Santo) - Finished - 5/8 - both of them
2. Birthday
2.2 - Matched from Kim's list - Finished - 5/5
3. Geography
3.3 - The Case of the Missing Servant - book and characters are from India/set in India, author spends half his time in India - Finished - 5/16
4. Cinco De Mayo
4.3 - Silver Borne - book 5 in the Mercy Thompson series - Finished - 5/14
5. Mother May I
5.3 - Domination - Finished - 5/13
6. Mayday Mayday
6.1 - Man Down - features EMS - Finished - 5/6
7. April Shows Bring May Flowers
7.2 - The Wordy Shipmates - about Plymouth Colony - Finished - 5/13
8. Maybe If Things Had Been Different...
8.2 - Bonds of Justice - set in the future - Finished - 5/6
9. Friday the 13th
9.1 - since Luck and Fortune often rely on someone taking a Chance - A Game of Chances - Finished - 5/22
10. Reader's Choice
10.2 - read a new to you author/series - The Face of Deception - Finished - 5/16


message 29: by Dee (last edited May 31, 2011 08:10AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read-the-Month Italian Edition
M-A-G-G-I-O (May)
Duration: May 1, 2011 - May 31, 2011

6/6 complete

M - Michael McGarrity - Tularosa - Finished - 5/16
A - Ally Condie - Matched - Finished - 5/5
G - Glenn, Stormy - Blood Lust - Finished - 5/19
G - A Game of Chances - Finished - 5/22
I - Iris Johansen - The Face of Deception - Finished - 5/16
O - Owens, Chris - Domination - Finished - 5/13


message 30: by Dee (last edited May 17, 2011 09:10AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 17/200

Girls' Names
Aaliyah
Abby
Abigail
Addison
Adriana
Alana
Alexa
Alexandra
Alexis
Allison
Alyssa
Amelia
Anna
Annabelle
Arianna
Ashlyn
Aubrey
Audrey
Ava
Avery
Bailey
Bella
Brianna
Brooke
Brooklyn
Cadence
Camryn
Carly
Caroline
Charlotte
Chloe
Claire
Elizabeth
Ella
Ellie
Emily
Emma
Eva
Evelyn
Gabriella
Gianna
Grace
Gracie
Hailey
Hannah
Harper
Isabella
Isabelle
Jada
Jasmine
Jordyn
Julia
Juliana
Kaitlyn
Katherine
Kayla
Kaylee
Keira
Kendall
Kennedy
Kylie
Lauren
Layla
Leah
Lillian
Lily (Lilly) - Juno's Daughters: A Novel - In Progress
Lucy
Lyla
Mackenzie
Madelyn
Madison
Makayla
Makenna
Maria
Maya
Megan
Mia
Molly - Matched - 5/5
Morgan
Natalie
Nevaeh
Nora
Olivia
Paige
Peyton
Reagan
Riley
Sadie
Samantha
Sarah (Sara) - Tularosa - 5/16
Savannah - Unicorn's Peril - 5/7
Scarlett
Sophia - Bonds of Justice - 5/6
Sophie
Stella
Sydney
Taylor
Victoria
Violet
Zoe

Boys' Names
Aaron
Adam - Silver Borne
Adrian
Aiden
Alex
Alexander - Alexander Hamilton - Washington: A Life - In Progress
Andrew
Anthony
Austin
Benjamin (Ben) - The Face of Deception - 5/16
Blake - Unicorn's Peril - 5/7
Brady
Brandon
Brayden
Brody
Bryce
Caden
Caleb (Kaleb) - Bonds of Justice - 5/6
Cameron
Carson
Carter
Charlie
Chase
Christian
Christopher
Cole - Poker Night: Vol 2 (in book 1) - 5/7
Colin
Colton
Connor
Cooper
Daniel
David
Devin
Dominic
Dylan
Eli
Elijah
Ethan
Evan
Gabriel
Gavin
Grayson
Hayden
Henry
Hudson
Hunter
Ian
Isaac
Isaiah
Jack
Jackson
Jacob
Jake - Unicorn's Peril - 5/7
James - James Madison - Washington: A Life - In Progress
Jason
Jayden
Jeremiah
John - John Adams - Washington: A Life - In Progress
Jonathan
Jordan
Joseph
Joshua
Josiah
Julian - (mostly refered to as Jules, but is called Julian on occasion) Poker Night: Vol 2 appears in all 3 novellas - 5/7
Justin
Landon
Levi
Liam
Logan - Unicorn's Peril - 5/7
Lucas - Bonds of Justice - 5/6
Luke
Mason
Matthew
Max - Bonds of Justice - 5/6
Micah
Michael
Miles
Nathan
Nathaniel - (Gen. Nathaniel Green) Washington: A Life - In Progress
Nicholas
Noah - Domination - 5/13
Nolan
Oliver
Owen
Parker
Riley
Robert
Ryan
Ryder
Sam
Samuel - Silver Borne - 5/14
Sean
Sebastian
Thomas
Tristan
Tyler
William
Wyatt
Xavier
Zachary (mostly called Zac, but is referred to Zachary in earlier books in the series) Poker Night: Vol 2 - appears in all 3 - 5/7


message 31: by Dee (last edited May 15, 2011 11:29AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 1. Read 2 books with one-word title.
Matched - 5/6
2. Read 2 books with two-word title.
Silver Borne - 5/14
3. Read 2 books with three-word title.
Bonds of Justice - 5/6
4. Read 2 books with four-word title.
5. Read 2 books with five word title.


message 32: by Dee (last edited Jun 29, 2011 06:07PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 1. Repeat Repeat:
Read a book where the first letter of the author's name is the same (ex: Julie James) or the first letter(s) of the book's title is the same (ex: A Lot Like Love).
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated - authors initials are AA - Finished - June 6

2. Birthday:
The Mane Event - from Hina's list - Finished - June 10

3. Geography:
The Iron Duke - Finished - June 26

4. U.F.O Day:
Acquainted with the Night - Finished - June 17

5. Best Friends:
Beautiful Disaster - Finished - June 24 - I might not agree with a lot of things that Roxanne did, but she thought she had Mia's best interests at heart

6. Summer Solstice:
My One and Only - Finished - June 6 - the cover was very summery - a convertible with the roof down, open sky

7. Graduation Month:
Catalyst - Finished - June 3

8. Old Maid's Day:
Kiss of Snow - Finished - June 7

9. Yummy Yummy:
Hot in Here - Finished - June 23

10. Reader's Choice:
One Foot in the Grave - Finished - June 27


message 33: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Read-the-Month Italian Edition
G-I-U-G-N-O (June)
Duration: June 1, 2011 - June 30, 2011

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message 34: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments E
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message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments 1. J is for July: Read a book that starts with "J." Or, read a book whose author's first or last name starts with "J."

2. Happy Birthday! March - Happy Birthday Sydney!

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Virginia.

4. USA Independence Day (July 4): Read a book with a red, white, or blue cover; or, read a book (fiction or non-fiction) about the American Revolution.

5. Bastille Day (July 14): Read a book set in France, or whose author was born in or resides in France; or, read a book (fiction or non-fiction) about the French Revolution.

6. Life's a Beach: Read a book that could be considered a "Beach Read." (Below are some lists to give you some ideas, but you're not required to choose from these lists.)

Chick Lit for the Beach

Great Beach Reads

Good Housekeeping: 10 Beach Reads

7. Parents' Day (July 24): Read a book in which the hero and/or heroine has children.

8. I Forgot Day (July 2): Read a book that has been on your TBR shelf for at least 90 days. If you don't have a TBR shelf, read a book you have been meaning to read.

9. International Joke Day (July 1): Read a book that makes you laugh.

10. Reader's Choice: This one's up to you!


message 36: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7316 comments Contemporary: Just the Sexiest Man Alive
Erotic: Raine
BDSM: Ice Queen
GLBT: Divide and Conquer (not in GR yet) - available in December - per authors
Historical: Burning Tigress
Regency: A Secret Affair
Paranormal: Immortal Rider - to be released in December
Fantasy: Drink Deep (Urban Fantasy) - to be released in November
Suspense: Breaking the Rules (romantic suspense)
Mystery: In the Bleak Midwinter
Women's Fiction: Night Road
Chick-lit: The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
World Lit/International: Wife of the Gods: A Novel (Ghana, Africa)
Young Adult: Bumped

*OPTIONAL/BONUS Categories:
Classic: Agnes Grey
Memoir: Zoya's Story: An Afghan Woman's Struggle for Freedom
Non-fiction: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Thriller: Fallen (shelved by 11 as thriller)
Horror: Let the Right One in
Religious: Drums of Change: The Story of Running Fawn
Inspirational: Christmas Jars
Speculative Fiction: 11/22/63: A Novel (alternate history) - to be released in November
Dystopia: Crossed - to be released in November/December


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