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message 1: by Sue (last edited Jun 29, 2012 09:15AM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Read Around the USA

Alabama - The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
Alaska - A Cold Day for Murder - Dana Stabenow
California - A Cook in Time - Joanne Pence
Colorado - Sticks and Scones - Dianne Mott Davidson
Connecticut - I'll Be Seeing You - Mary Higgins Clark
District of Columbia - State of the Onion - Julie Hyzy
Florida - The Mango Opera - Tom Corcoran
Georgia - Smash Cut - Sandra Brown
Hawaii - Mai Tai One On - Jill Marie Landis
Illinois - Deadly Blessings - Julie Hyzy
Kansas - The Scent of Rain and Lightning - Nancy Pickard
Kentucky - Puss 'n Cahoots - Rita Mae Brown
Louisiana - Midnight Bayou - Nora Roberts
Maine - Murder with Puffins - Donna Andrews
Maryland - Sea Swept - Nora Roberts
Massachusetts - Gone to the Dogs - Susan Conant
Minnesota - Carrot Cake Murder - Joanne Fluke
Mississippi - Murder Past Due - Miranda James
Missouri - Invisible - Lorena McCourtney
Montana - Chasing Fire - Nora Roberts
Nevada - Prey - Michael Crichton
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico - Sweet Masterpiece - Connie Shelton
New York - Indulgence in Death - JD Robb
North Carolina - The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
North Dakota
Ohio - A Hoe Lot of Trouble - Heather Webber
Oklahoma - Ghost at Work - Carolyn Hart
Oregon - The Quick and The Thread - Amanda Lee
Pennsylvania - Key of Knowledge - Nora Roberts
Rhode Island - My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
South Carolina - Murder at Hobcaw Barony - Elliott Roosevelt
South Dakota
Tennessee - Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts
Texas - Mistletoe Man - Susan Wittig Albert
Vermont - The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian
Virginia - The Merlot Murders - Ellen Crosby
Washington - Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor - Lisa Kleypas
West Virginia
Wyoming - Angels Fall - Nora Roberts

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Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Theme Read - Sept. 2010


State of the Onion


The Merlot Murders

Murder Uncorked

message 3: by Sue (last edited Nov 16, 2010 02:20PM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Read the Season: Autumn

U: Undone
T: Tough Cookie
M: Murder Uncorked
N: Nothing but Trouble

message 4: by Sue (last edited Aug 10, 2011 12:46PM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Read the Alphabet 2011 - Characters

A - Annie Laurence - Death on Demand - Carolyn Hart
B - Bo Goodnight - Blue Smoke - Nora Roberts
C - China Bayles - Thyme of Death - Susan Wittig Albert
D - Declan Fitzgerald - Midnight Bayou - Nora Roberts
E - Eve Dallas - Indulgence in Death - JD Robb
F - Fraser, Jamie - An Echo in the Bone - Diana Gabaldon
G - Goldy Schultz - Dark Tort - Diane Mott Davidson
H - Hercule Poirot - Black Coffee - Agatha Christie
I - Iris Marle - Remembered Death (aka Sparkling Cyanide) - Agatha Christie
J - James Sheppard - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd -Agatha Christie
K - Kent, Dido - Bellfield Hall - Anna Dean
L - Lucianne Huston - Murder at the Library of Congress - Margaret Truman
M - Meg Lanslow - Murder with Puffins - Donna Andrews
N - Neva Lumpkin - Ghost at Work - Carolyn Hart
O - Olivia "Ollie" Paras - Hail to the Chef - Julie Hyzy
P - Paras, Corrine - Eggsecutive Orders - Julie Hyzy
Q - Quinn Santori - The Bordeaux Betrayal - Ellen Crosby
R - Roarke - Naked in Death - JD Robb
S - Swenson, Hannah - Cherry Cheesecake Murder - Joanne Fluke
T - Theodosia Browning - Death by Darjeeling
U - Uriah Heep - David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
V - Verna Tidwell - The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
W - Wardlaw, Julia - Murder Past Due - Miranda James
X - Xenophilus Lovegood - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J K Rowling
Y - Yelena - Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder
Z - Zeilinski, Arlo - Ice Cold - Tess Gerritsen

message 5: by Sue (last edited Mar 12, 2011 10:03AM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Read the Season - Winter

W - White Corridor - Christopher Fowler
I - Indulgence in Death - JD Robb
N - Naked in Death - JD Robb
T - Thyme of Death - Susan Wittig Albert
E - Extreme Measures - Michael Palmer
R - Red Lily - Nora Roberts

Winter - December 21, 2010 - March 19, 2011

message 7: by Sue (last edited Feb 07, 2011 03:03PM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Feb. Theme Read

Flowers The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree 2/4

Pink/Red Cover Dark Tort 2/7

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Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments March Challenges

Theme Read:
Any book

Featured Author The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Haunted Bookshop, #1) by Alice Kimberly

message 9: by Sue (last edited Jun 12, 2011 02:41PM) (new)

message 10: by Sue (last edited Jun 20, 2011 09:14AM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments June 1st - Flip a Coin Day. Pick 2 books, then flip a coin and to see which one you're to read.

June 8 - Best Friends Day - Pick a book to read off one of your GRs friends shelves. (If you don't have many GRs friends, then pick off one of our member's shelves.)

June 8 - Name Your Poison Day - Read a book with "poison" or a type of poison named in the title, or a mystery where a poison is mentioned or used in the book.

June 18 - National Splurge Day - Read the most recent mystery book you've purchased. Or splurge and purchase a new book and then read it! - Murder Past Due

June 28 - Paul Bunyan Day - Read a book that's 400 or more pages (as Paul Bunyan was huge) or read a book with a blue cover (in honor of his companion, a huge blue bull named Babe). - We'll Always Have Parrots (Meg Langslow, #5) by Donna Andrews

Featured author: M C Beaton - Death of a Hussy

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Duffy Brown | 33 comments Fun with mysteries...
This week I had a mystery dinner party at my house for 60 readers. Too much fun. Next year it's a Gatsby theme. Hope some of you can make it.

message 12: by Sue (last edited Aug 28, 2011 03:07PM) (new)

message 13: by Sue (last edited Aug 29, 2011 03:18PM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments August Mini-Challenge

National Smile Week -

International Beer Day - The Riesling Retribution - 8/11

Mustard Day - Mai Tai One On (Tiki Goddess, #1) by Jill Marie Landis 8/28/11

Sister's Day - Everywhere That Mary Went - 8/28

Just Because Day - Ghost at Work - 8/9/11

message 14: by Sue (last edited Jan 26, 2012 11:40AM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Jan 2012 Mini-Challenge

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

Blame Someone Else Day Monk's Hood (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #3) by Ellis Peters - 1/24

Peculiar People Day - Gunpowder Green (A Tea Shop Mystery, #2) by Laura Childs - 1/26

Measure Your Feet Day

Backward Day Affairs of Steak (A White House Chef Mystery #5) by Julie Hyzy - 1/22

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message 16: by Sue (last edited May 09, 2012 07:39AM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments A to Z Character Names 2012

A - Annabel Smith - Murder at the Opera
B - Bosch, Harry - The Black Ice
C - Brother Cadfael - Monk's Hood
E - Evans, Ryan - BoneMan's Daughters
F - Fairlie, Laura - The Woman in White
G - Lady Georgiana - Her Royal Spyness
H - Harry Haristeen - Pawing Through the Past
I - Isles, Maura - The Silent Girl
J - Josh Ryder - The Reincarnationist
K - Kay Lansing Carrington - I Heard that Song Before
L - Lori Sheperd - Aunt Dimity's Death
M - MacCrimmon, Liss - Scone Cold Dead
N - Norman Rhodes - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
O - Ollie Paras - Affairs of Steak
Q - Quinn, Nina - A Hoe Lot of Trouble
R - Roarke - Celebrity in Death
S - Shultz, Goldy - Chopping Spree
T - Theodosia Browning - Gunpowder Green
V - Victor Frankenstein - Frankenstein
W - Watson - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
X - Xenophilius Lovegood - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Y - Yolanda Garcia - Crunch Time

message 17: by Sue (last edited May 09, 2012 12:58PM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Duration: Starts Feb 16th - July 31st

Cozy Themes:

#1 British - English - The Red House Mystery The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne 2/19

#2 Historical/Period - Any book that takes place prior to 1940. Bless the Bride Bless the Bride (Molly Murphy Mysteries, #10) by Rhys Bowen 2/23

#3 Animals - Any book with an animal as a main character, subject of the book, book takes place in a pet shop, stable, etc. Pawing Through the Past Pawing Through the Past (Mrs. Murphy, #8) by Rita Mae Brown 3/4

#4 Culinary/Cooking - Food themed mysteries. A Dilly of a Death (China Bayles, #12) by Susan Wittig Albert 2/25

#5 Paranormal - Anything centered around the occult, witches, vampires, werewolves, Psychics, ghosts, etc.

#6 Vacation Mysteries/Exotic Locations - Any book that takes place outside the United States and/or outside the country in which you live. Chasing Mona Lisa Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer - France and Switzerland. 4.15

#7 Holidays - Any holiday themed mystery.

#8 Hobbies - Any mystery that centers around a hobby, craft, sport, etc. The Yiddish Policemen's Union The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon - chess 5/9

#9 Professions/Careers/Jobs/Occupations - Any mystery that centers on or highlights a particular job. Doesn't matter if the job is that of the person murdered, or that of the amateur sleuth. Crunch Time Crunch Time (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery #16) by Diane Mott Davidson - 3/13

#10 Senior Slueths - Read a mystery where the sleuth is 50 or older.

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Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Read a book that has the color pink on the cover.

Computer Learning Month - Read an ebook. There are many sites where you can get some ebook novella's free, or older books out of copyright. Authors sometimes give away a short ebook novella on their official websites. Library's are now offering ebooks that you can check out and download to your ereaders for two weeks. If you don't have an ereader, you can read ebooks on your computer. (I know not everyone will be able to do this one, but it's good to try new things now and then.)

Oct 11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day and
Oct 28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - Read a book with a stuffed animal mentioned in it, part of the plot, on the cover, or in the title.

Oct 13 - International Skeptics Day - Give a book another try. Try to finish a book you put down and didn't finish, or give an author another try if you didn't like one of their previous works.

Oct 27 - National Tell a Story Day (in Scotland and the U.K.) - Read a book that has been recommended to you or that is popular and being talked about alot.

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Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Nov 2 - Book Lovers Day - Read a book by your favorite author.

Nov 6 - Election Day - Read a book with a red, white, or blue cover. Bonus points if the book mentions any form of an election (in which case, the cover can be anything). Extra bonus points: VOTE TODAY! (You don't have to say who you voted for. I just want to encourage everyone to vote.)
NOTE: See featured author for a suggestion.

Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - Read a book where any character was or is a veteran, past or present. If you can't find a book that qualifies, then at least find a book with an american flag (any size) on the cover.

Nov 15 - America Recycles Day - Read a book that you borrowed from a friend, borrowed from the library, or a book that you bought used.

Nov 22 - Thanksgiving - Read a book that includes any of the fall holidays. (Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, All Saint's Day, All Soul's Day, Thanksgiving, Hannaukah, Christmas, etc.)
NOTE: See featured author for multiple suggestions.

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