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message 1: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Thanks for voting everyone! New theme are:

Read Across America (book doesn't need to be a mystery)

National Craft Month (scrapbooking, beading, painting, card making, etc)


message 2: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments And remember, those of you who wanted St. Patrick's Day use as the Read Across America book if you would like.


message 3: by Judy (last edited Mar 03, 2011 02:27PM) (new)

Judy (julianka) | 38 comments I know exactly what I'm reading for both.

Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee by Amanda Lee

Coraline by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaman Read 3/2


message 4: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Good choices Judy, still deciding. I keep flipping back and forth between 3 books for my craft choice.


message 5: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3837 comments Mod
What does "Read Across America" means? I don't get the idea, sorry.


message 6: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments cna you be more detialed in what kinda books we can read cus im confused


message 7: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Read Across America is a program that promotes reading in children and also that day is Dr. Seuss` birthday. So you can either choose a typical mystery for this choice or choose something that is not a mystery. It`s an open book choice for that. For National Craft month just choose a mystery involving some kind of craft (scrapbooking, beading, glass blowing, etc. I hope that make sense.


message 8: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments yah it does thanks!
Im now in challange mode
The Winter Challange
The A-Z Challange
My very own 50 book challange
and most lickly now The March theme read


message 9: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 22 comments I will read Graceling Graceling by Kristin Cashore for Read Across America
and
for National Craft Month Casting Spells Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, #1) by Barbara Bretton


message 10: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments PWW quick question does magick count as a craft that stuff like shaministic stuuf


message 11: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (cleocleveland) | 29 comments I'll be reading Photo Finished (A Scrapbooking Mystery, #2) by Laura Childs for National Craft Month and (our featured author) On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle for Read Across America.


message 12: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments Gracling and casting spells sounds like good boks


Heidi (Yup. Still here.)  | 2445 comments Graceling was wonderful - it is also excellent on audio.


message 14: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments oh so you did the adoe book?
hey cna you telll me what their about


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) Cassa - clicking on any of the book covers or titles will take you to their page and you'll find a summary of the stories on that page.


message 16: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Cassa wrote: "PWW quick question does magick count as a craft that stuff like shaministic stuuf"

I don't think magic fits the crafting category, it's more like hands on crafts. Candles, scrapbooks, soap making. Things like that.


message 17: by Sherrie (last edited Feb 21, 2011 09:01AM) (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments I think I'm going to read Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, #1) by Barbara Bretton for my Craft book and In The Dead of Winter (Ivy Towers, #1) by Nancy Mehl for my Read Across America.


message 18: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments oh


message 19: by Haven Angel (new)

Haven Angel | 40 comments OH YOUR Books sounD INTERESTING TELL TELL WHAT THEIR ABOUT


message 20: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments Cassa wrote: "OH YOUR Books sounD INTERESTING TELL TELL WHAT THEIR ABOUT"

If you click on the book cover pictures or the links they'll take you right to the book descriptions.


message 21: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Feb 20, 2011 01:28AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3837 comments Mod
Well, I'll think about my free book ;-) , but for craft I'll read Stitch Me Deadly.


message 22: by Zoe (new)

Zoe (bookwormfromathens) | 706 comments I choose Murder at the PTA (Beth Kennedy Mystery, #1) by Laura Alden for Read Across America and Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee for National Craft Month.


message 23: by adlin (new)

adlin | 101 comments I'm reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton for Read Across America. Haven't decided yet for the craft theme.


message 24: by Britney (new)

Britney (tarheels) | 142 comments I'm reading Big Boned (Heather Wells Series #3) by Meg Cabot for Read Across America(its a cozy mystery) and Knit Two by Kate Jacobs for National Craft Month.


message 25: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments I changed my Read Across America book to In The Dead of Winter so I can finish my Winter challenge and take another state off of my A-Z Challenge.


message 26: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7331 comments I think I'll do A Killer Stitch for my craft mystery and A Cook in Time for my Read Across America book.

A Killer Stitch (A Knitting Mystery, # 4) by Maggie Sefton A Cook in Time (Angie Amalfi Mystery, Book 7) by Joanne Pence


message 27: by Nairabell (new)

Nairabell | 97 comments I'm in :)

Read: 0/2

Read Across America: French Pressed by Cleo Coyle
National Craft Month: Wreath of Deception by Mary Ellen Hughes

French Pressed (Coffeehouse Mystery, #6) by Cleo Coyle Wreath of Deception (A Craft Corner Mystery, #1) by Mary Ellen Hughes


message 28: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 93 comments Read Across America Halfway Hexed (Southern Witch, #3) by Kimberly Frost
Craft Month Casting Spells (Sugar Maple, #1) by Barbara Bretton


message 29: by Kaye (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments found a book on the shelves I've been meaning to read for awhile that has the word America in it so thought that would be appropriate for Read Across America category American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld and for crafts Sealed with a Kill (A Decoupage Mystery) by Lucy Lawrence


message 30: by Kimmie (new)

Kimmie (thatkimmiegirl) | 100 comments I am going to read A Discovery of Witches for my Read Across America book. It looks so good. I can't wait to start it.

I think I will read The Quick and the Thread for my craft theme book, but I am not ready to commit.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
-Kimmie


message 31: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments I'm going to read Arsenic and Old Paint (An Art Lover's Mystery, #4) by Hailey Lind for my Read Across America book, and Died in the Wool (Knitting Mystery, Book 1) by Mary Kruger for my craft book.


message 32: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin Copp (caitkom) | 199 comments I am going to read Murder 101 (Murder 101, #1) by Maggie Barbieri for Read Across America and Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee for my crafting book!


message 33: by Christy (new)

Christy Brannen (murdermostbritish) | 100 comments For this month's theme read I've chosen ] A Stitch in Crime (A Crochet Mystery, #4) by Betty Hechtman by Betty Hechtman. It's a crochet mystery. I just love this series...am an avid crocheter and mystery reader, sot o pair them together is dreamy! lol I think this is the 4th in the series.[book:A Stitch in Crime|7213509


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) I just finished Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee for the craft portion of the challenge, but not sure about what I'll choose for the Read Across America. Thinking maybe The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) by Lauren Willig . Maybe. :)


message 35: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3837 comments Mod
I just finished Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee and I've liked it. I've to think about Read Across America. It's very probably I don't choose a book but I pick one in other genre I read this month.


message 37: by Nairabell (new)

Nairabell | 97 comments @Grace - I'd love to know what you think of Voices of Dragons. I enjoyed the first two Kitty Norville books by her, and I think I have some of the others on my TBR.


message 38: by Grace (new)

Grace @Nairabell-Sure. I have read the first 4 Kitty books and can't wait to read the rest. She is coming out with a lot of books this year so I am going to read them all. I'll let you know what I think after I finish. I just started the book, and it is already good.


message 39: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments Grace wrote: "@Nairabell-Sure. I have read the first 4 Kitty books and can't wait to read the rest. She is coming out with a lot of books this year so I am going to read them all. I'll let you know what I think ..."

I love the Kitty Norville books. One of my favorite series. Haven't picked up any of her other stuff.


message 40: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 05, 2011 02:51PM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 391 comments Just bought Stitch Me Deadly for the craft read, and since the cover is about 1/3 green AND I bought it in March, it will meet the requirements for two other challenge books for me this month! (I foolishly obligated myself to about 300 books worth of challenges this year so these little economies are necessary.) my "read across America" will be On What Grounds.


message 41: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (whatkreads) For National Kraft month I'll read Death Swatch


message 42: by Grace (new)

Grace @Melodie,yes, the Kitty Norville series is a great one. It is one of the best that I have read. I figured that if those bboks are so good that her other stuff would be great too.


message 43: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18149 comments Mod
Still reading Through a Glass, Deadly by Sarah Atwell, which I believe would count as another two-in-one: it's about the art/craft of glass blowing, and is set in Arizona, which I still needed for my states challenge. Slowly picking off those states...


message 44: by Shirley (last edited Mar 27, 2011 05:58AM) (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) Read Across America: Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs3/10/11****4 stars

Gunpowder Green (A Tea Shop Mystery, #2) by Laura Childs North Carolina

National Craft Month (scrapbooking, beading, painting, card making, etc)


message 45: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Congrats Kari!


message 46: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3837 comments Mod
Congrats, Kari!


message 47: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 391 comments Done with Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee for National Craft Month. For the Read Across America I'm starting On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle tonight. That will also take care of the author focus for this month AND help with my personal challenge to myself to try some authors I've collected but never read, with the idea being that if I'm not taken with the first book, I'll donate what I have by that author to the FOL and clear some shelf space.


message 48: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments New poll for April is up.


message 49: by Catherine (new)

Catherine (catjackson) Finished my second 2011 Theme Read. The books for March were:
Read Across America: Walk Two Moonsby Sharon Creech which a wonderful YA book. I gave it ****.
National Craft Month:Wreath of Deceptionby Mary Ellen Hughes. This is the first book I've read by that author and it will not be the last. I gave it ****. I want to see how she develops the characters and works with the setting of Abbotsville.


message 50: by Vivian (last edited Mar 14, 2011 08:02AM) (new)

Vivian Williams (a_moonlit_rose) | 12 comments Im guessing its not to late to get in on this because its still March!
I would like to pick Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella for my Read Across America book. As for my crafty book... lets see what I find. Stuck on Murder (A Decoupage Mystery, #1) by Lucy Lawrence There you have it!


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