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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Sep 01, 2010 06:27AM) (new)

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10.2 WE NEED A DRINK- Read a book with a beverage in the title (alcoholic beverages are encouraged, but optional) Ex. The Gin Closet, Whiskey Sour

The beverage should be something that you could buy in a traditional (non-paranormal/fantasy) store or bar/pub/tavern.

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task, please post them here.


message 2: by Dlmrose (last edited Nov 11, 2010 02:48PM) (new)

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If the drink is obscure please explain it when you post

OK-skim post 56


message 3: by Dlmrose (last edited Sep 01, 2010 06:27AM) (new)

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Explaining No

compound words containing a beverage don't work - no to "watership"

It can be a mixed drink: Bloody Mary, Kamikaze, etc. but it should match exactly "Bloody Mary" not a title with "Bloody"

poison- No- The beverage should be something that you could buy in a traditional (non-paranormal/fantasy) store or bar/pub/tavern.


message 4: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments Here's a few lists but you'll have to surf since some don't have the drink in the title.

Tea Time: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/37...
Cheers: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/34...


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7702 comments I highly recommend the JA Konrath Jack Daniels series - they are good reads


message 6: by Adarsh (new)

Adarsh thakur | 1 comments can any one tell me how to read books in this site?


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7702 comments in this site? as in goodreads...i don't understand your question


message 8: by Liz (new)

Liz I know this isn't the most exciting drink, but are you okay with me using water: Like Water for Chocolate


message 9: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Liz wrote: "I know this isn't the most exciting drink, but are you okay with me using water: Like Water for Chocolate"

Water is fine.


message 10: by Christine US (new)

Christine US (christineus) | 572 comments Could we use just the word Liquor?
Liquor by Poppy Brite


message 11: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Christine US wrote: "Could we use just the word Liquor?
Liquor by Poppy Brite"


yes


message 12: by Foxy Grandma (new)

Foxy Grandma (foxygrandma) | 997 comments Ellen Crosby wine series. First book is The Merlot Murders


message 13: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Beth NC wrote: "Ellen Crosby wine series. First book is The Merlot Murders"

The whole series works and she is a GR author


message 14: by Rachel Lee (new)

Rachel Lee (rlcwt9) | 271 comments I was excited as I found a book in a series I wanted to read. Then I realized that it didn't really say cocktail!!

GRRR!!!! Cockatiels at Seven


message 15: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Rachel Lee wrote: "I was excited as I found a book in a series I wanted to read. Then I realized that it didn't really say cocktail!!

GRRR!!!! Cockatiels at Seven"

but it does work for 30.4 Cheryl TX's Mysteries and Animals (part A or B)


message 16: by Rachel Lee (new)

Rachel Lee (rlcwt9) | 271 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Rachel Lee wrote: "I was excited as I found a book in a series I wanted to read. Then I realized that it didn't really say cocktail!!

GRRR!!!! Cockatiels at Seven"
but it does work..."


I am trying to fit in the whole series, so I already have that one full. Thanks though.


message 17: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelmanwill) | 60 comments I know you already approved Water as the drink, but what if it's part of another word, i.e. Watership Down?


message 18: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Rachel (HomeBetweenPages) wrote: "I know you already approved Water as the drink, but what if it's part of another word, i.e. Watership Down?"

Sorry, no


message 19: by Rachel (new)

Rachel (rachelmanwill) | 60 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Rachel (HomeBetweenPages) wrote: "I know you already approved Water as the drink, but what if it's part of another word, i.e. Watership Down?"

Sorry, no"


Okay, I didn't think so. But thanks :) Now I can finally read The Cider House Rules.


message 20: by Rachel Lee (new)

Rachel Lee (rlcwt9) | 271 comments Can it be a mixed drink and do plurals of words count? There is a cocktail called Flamingo but the book I would like to read has Flamingos in the title.


message 24: by Dlmrose (last edited Aug 23, 2010 10:37AM) (new)

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Rachel Lee wrote: "Can it be a mixed drink and do plurals of words count? There is a cocktail called Flamingo but the book I would like to read has Flamingos in the title."

It can be a mixed drink: Bloody Mary, Kamikaze, etc. but it should match exactly "Bloody Mary" not a title with "Bloody"

If it matches exactly, plurals are ok- If the drink is obscure please explain it when you post


message 25: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Rachel - The Cider House Rules is a wonderful book. I would use that myself if I hadn't already read it twice this year. :o)

Instead, I'm going to use The Master and Margarita, which has been on my tbr for way too long.


message 26: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Hmmmm...I wanted to do an actual alcohol drink but I already have "Water Song"


message 28: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (luluminstrel) | 285 comments I suspect the answer is probably no, but would the tea shop mysteries work? Each book is a type of tea but the work 'tea' isn't actually in the title. Specifically, I'd like to read Gunpowder Green


message 29: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Nicki (UK) wrote: "I suspect the answer is probably no, but would the tea shop mysteries work? Each book is a type of tea but the work 'tea' isn't actually in the title. Specifically, I'd like to read [book:Gunpowder..."

Sorry, no


message 30: by Nicki (new)

Nicki (luluminstrel) | 285 comments Dlmrose wrote: "Nicki (UK) wrote: "I suspect the answer is probably no, but would the tea shop mysteries work? Each book is a type of tea but the work 'tea' isn't actually in the title. Specifically, I'd like to r..."

No problem. Thanks :)


message 31: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandag23) does Cocktails for Three work?


message 32: by Pinky_rocks (new)

Pinky_rocks | 68 comments I think I'll go with Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle

I can almost fit in the rest of the series in this challenge. yay.


message 33: by Penny (new)

Penny | 101 comments "Cinderella - it's a non-aloholic beverage"

Oh! So I can use The Cinderella Deal?


message 34: by Leigh Ann (new)

Leigh Ann (leighannflyingonsilverwings) How about Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7) by Janet Evanovich


message 35: by ★Meghan★ (new)

★Meghan★ (starinheaven) | 832 comments Leigh Ann! Brilliant I didn't think of that! That would leave only 3 books in the series before #9 and #10 for 25.1. Now to wait for the decision maker?


message 36: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "does Cocktails for Three work?"

yes


message 37: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Penny wrote: ""Cinderella - it's a non-aloholic beverage"

Oh! So I can use The Cinderella Deal?"


yes, but you'll need to include an explanation when you post


message 38: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Leigh Ann wrote: "How about Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7) by Janet Evanovich"

yes


message 39: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 2113 comments First pass at a list of books for this task:

Shreve, Anita - The Weight of Water
Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants
Kowal, Mary Robinette - Shades of Milk and Honey
Lackey, Mercedes - Burning Water (Diana Tregarde, #1)
Liss, David - The Coffee Trader
Liss, David - The Whiskey Rebels
MacAvoy, R.A. - Tea With the Black Dragon
Maugham, W. Somerset - Cakes and Ale: Or, The Skeleton in the Cupboard
Renault, Mary - The Last of the Wine


message 40: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Deedee wrote: "First pass at a list of books for this task:

Shreve, Anita - The Weight of Water
Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants
Kowal, Mary Robinette - Shades of Milk and Honey
Lackey, Mercedes - Burning ..."


all good


message 41: by Petra (new)

Petra Do sub-titles work? I'm thinking specifically of The Poker Bride, who's full name is The Poker Bride: The First Chinese In The Wild West?

"Wild West" is a drink with brandy, egg yolks and sugar.


message 42: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Petra wrote: "Do sub-titles work? I'm thinking specifically of The Poker Bride, who's full name is The Poker Bride: The First Chinese In The Wild West?

"Wild West" is a drink with brandy, egg ..."


Sub-titles work if they appear in the Goodreads' title


message 43: by JenniferD (new)

JenniferD (jooniperd) I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max is book I have selected for this task. In case anyone is still looking for a book to fit in here. Max is a self-proclaimed assh*@& and the book may not be for everyone but if you like irreverent humour, this may entertain you.


message 44: by Christy (new)

Christy (christy_t) | 38 comments Would you be OK with The Perfect Poison?


message 45: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Christy wrote: "Would you be OK with The Perfect Poison?"

Not really what this task is looking for.

The beverage should be something that you could buy in a traditional (non-paranormal/fantasy) store or tavern.


message 46: by chucklesthescot (new)

chucklesthescot For all you Tudor lovers out there, a 'Henry' is a non alcoholic cocktail containing orange juice and lemonade. That should open up some possibilities!


message 48: by Kate (new)

Kate (klc23) | 162 comments Would bitters work? As in The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?


message 49: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17881 comments Mod
Kate wrote: "Would bitters work? As in The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet?"

No, I think that's an ingredient and it would need to match "bitters" exactly


message 50: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1049 comments Does Latte count as a drink?


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