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message 1: by Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (last edited Feb 21, 2011 02:13PM) (new)

Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments I came up with an idea for this challenge after reading one of my books, after getting some professional insight and permission from our fearless leader and moderator Lisarenee as well as some input and encouragement from two of our members Amy and Sherrie.

I finally decided to put this idea into action as an official new challenge.

Keep in mind that the title is a little tentative so if anyone can come up with a better title I'd be glad to hear it! So here's how it's gonna work.

This challenge is a spell it out accumulative points challenge, which means if you didn't already know that each word that's spelled out gives a point. I'm going to use gemstone and birthstone names, it's like a regular spell it out challenge except your going to find books to spell out gemstone and birthstone names.

I'm babbling I'm sure you guys know this stuff already! Moving on, here's what the format's going to look like.


Easy Level - Here you can choose to spell out Four,Five and Six lettered gem names. Ex. Garnet, Pearl, Ruby, Opal, Agate; etc. Make sense?

Moderate Level - With this one you can choose to spell out seven and eight lettered gem names. Ex. Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, etc.

Difficult Level - And finally for those of you who are confidant in your reading and reading management skills, this level will allow you to read nine or more lettered gem names. Ex. Moonstone, Bloodstone, Alexandrite, etc.

I hope this is still making sense!

When you have done one of the three difficulty levels, I have a couple ways to earn more points!

Oh yeah and this is a accumulative point challenge, if for example you choose to spell out the gem name Alexandrite the whole gem name will be worth one point. I thought it'd be easier if I did it that way!

As for my other ways to gain more points? Here's the first. When your done with one of the three difficulties (you can do more than one difficulty if you really want too!) I'll give you the option of spelling out your birthstone gem.

Lisarenee's birthstone is Peridot she can choose to try and spell it out after she's done with one or more of the three difficulty levels, (hope you don't mind me using you as an example Lisarenee!)

Last but not least here's part of the challenge that you can choose to do for points or for fun!

I found this helpful site, that has charts with different birthstones. The Birthstones differ based on the culture and certain beliefs.

One of the charts listed is called a Zodiac Birthstone chart, this chart states your birthstone name based on what your astrological sign is. For example, if your a Pisces then one of your gems might be Jade.

I hope everyone's still with me, as I said this last part of the challenge can either be for more points or just for fun it's up to you! If you want to do this last part along with the three difficulties and the bonus, here's the link for the site I found.

http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/

I don't know how accurate this site is but it intrigued me, I hope you guys are into this!

Oh and if you need help finding out the names or spelling of gems they're listed in website I mentioned above, if you have any questions just put them in either this thread or in the Reading Challenges > Can anyone start a challenge? thread.

I hope you guys are into this, oh and one more thing I'm probably going to have it be a full year challenge like starting March 15th of this year, I'm not sure what time next year it will be ending I haven't completely decided yet.

Enjoy!


message 2: by Amy J. (last edited Mar 13, 2011 08:17AM) (new)

Amy J. | 686 comments Glad you put it up. I'm going to start off easy and spell Opal.



O: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez Completed 3/5
P: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Completed 3/11
A: The Almond: The Sexual Awakening of a Muslim Woman byNedjma Completed 3/3
L: Lover Avenged byJ.R. Ward Completed 3/13

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde The Almond The Sexual Awakening of a Muslim Woman by Nedjma Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments That was fast, hope you like this Amy!


message 4: by Sashana (last edited Feb 21, 2011 02:31PM) (new)

Sashana It's a nice idea, Gabrielle. I'm not going to give myself a time limit so I'll go for difficult.

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message 5: by Amy J. (new)

Amy J. | 686 comments It was fast, because I'm double dipping on the books. I'm also doing the around the world in 80 days challenge right now. And that reading list has 3 of the 4 letters in opal. Hope you don't mind. Love the idea


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments No double dipping is fine, I'm doing that for at least three of the challenges I'm doing so it's fine.

I'm just glad I'm getting some takers, Lisa said she liked the idea but I didn't know how popular the challenge would be with the rest of the group though.

So thanks Amy and Sherrie! And to Lisa for helping me out!


message 8: by Carolyn F. (new)

Carolyn F. I'm in - I'll post as I go.


message 9: by Amy J. (last edited May 28, 2011 06:24PM) (new)

Amy J. | 686 comments For April: Diamond
points earned previously (1= Opal)


D: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Finished 4/30
I: Inkspell by Cornelia Funke Finished 4/23
A: The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany Finished 4/5
M:The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz Finished 4/20
O: Snow by Orhan Pamuk Finished 4/20
N: The Overcoat and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol Finished 4/9
D: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning Finished 4/15

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness Inkspell (Inkheart, #2) by Cornelia Funke The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz Snow by Orhan Pamuk The Overcoat and Other Short Stories by Nikolai Gogol Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning



For May: Moonstone
M: Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville Finished 5/7
O: The Egg Said Nothing by Caris O'MalleyFinished 5/28
O: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy Finished 5/25
N: American Gods by Neil Gaiman Finished 5/9
S: Dance with a Vampire by Ellen Schreiber Finished 5/15
T: The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Finished 5/27
O: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card Finished 5/19
N: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss Finished 5/13
E: Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick Finished 5/17

Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville The Egg Said Nothing by Caris O'Malley The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy American Gods by Neil Gaiman Dance with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses, #4) by Ellen Schreiber The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1) by Orson Scott Card The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick


message 10: by Kristina (last edited Mar 20, 2011 07:14PM) (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) To start I'm going to do moderate, which is also my birthstone


D Delirium 2/27/11
I Invitation to the Game 3/16/11
A Across the Universe 3/2/11
M The Maze of Bones 2/27/11
O Ominous 3/7
N Northrop, Michael - Trapped 3/10
D Dash & Lily's Book of Dares 3/10

FINISHED!


message 11: by Kristina (last edited Apr 18, 2011 12:31PM) (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) Next I'm going to do


G Girls for Breakfast 4/2
A The Alchemist 4/3
R Red Riding Hood 3/23
N The Name of This Book Is Secret 4/10
E Eric Northman - in Living Dead in Dallas 4/1
T Tara Thornton - in Dead to the World 4/17


message 12: by Denae (last edited May 25, 2011 01:00PM) (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) Precious Gems and Jewels Challenge - No Time Limit


Easy: Opal

O: The Old Man in the Corner - 3/25/11 to 3/30/11
P: Parker Pyne Investigates - 3/23/11 to 3/24/11
A: At Odds With Love - 3/24/11 to 3/25/11
L: The Lost Books of The Odyssey: A Novel - 3/21/11 to 3/26/11

Moderate: Sapphire

S: The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham - 4/2/11 to 4/13/11
A: All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare - 4/2/11 to 4/5/11
P: Pyramids - 3/26/11
P: Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie - 4/2/11 to 4/4/11
H: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
I: The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart from 4/6/11 to 4/9/11
R: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson - Character: Randy Waterhouse - 3/26/11 to 4/14/11
E: Payment In Blood by Elizabeth George - 4/18/11 to 4/22/11

Difficult: Tanzanite

T: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - Character: Thursday Next - 4/18/11 to 4/24/11
A: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Character: Arabella - 3/21/11 to 4/24/11
N: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch - Character: Inspector Nightingale - 4/26/11 to 4/27/11
Z: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson - Character: Zalachenko - 4/18/11 to 4/20/11
A: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Character: Arabella - 3/21/11 to 4/24/11
N: The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell - Character: Nancy Mitford - 4/4/11 to 4/26/11
I: This Perfect Day by Ira Levin - 5/1/11 to 5/4/1
T: Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson - 5/6/11 to 5/15/11
E: The Black Company by Glen Cook - Character: Elmo - 4/29/11 to 4/30/11

Birthstone: Emerald

E: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - Character: Eddard Stark - 5/9/11 to 5/21/11
M: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome - Character: Montmercy - 5/17/11 to 5/20/11
E: Eric by Terry Pratchett - 5/21/11 to 5/22/11
R: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb - 5/22/11 to 5/24/11
A: Count Zero by William Gibson - Character: Angie Mitchell - 5/17/11 to 5/19/11
L: Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris - Character: Lynn Mason - 5/21/11 to 5/24/11
D: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion - 5/15/11 to 5/16/11


message 13: by Denae (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) I don't know why, but sapphire is proving more frustrating to accomplish than I expected.


message 14: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (ana_voll) These gems may change to fit in books I really want to read. :) My goal is to get through Easy and Moderate by the end of the summer, Difficult over Winter and Birthstone over next Spring.

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message 15: by Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (last edited Apr 05, 2011 09:58PM) (new)

Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Wow Anastasia you're pretty organized!


message 17: by Sashana (new)

Sashana Congrats, Shay, you did a...
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Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Wow Shay, good job!


message 20: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) Done with #2!


G Girls for Breakfast 4/2
A The Alchemist 4/3
R Red Riding Hood 3/23
N The Name of This Book Is Secret 4/10
E Eric Northman - in Living Dead in Dallas 4/1
T Tara Thornton - in Dead to the World 4/17


message 21: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) #3

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message 22: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) I think I will join this one and do all three categories plus my birthstone! I'll post as I go!


message 23: by Jex (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments Precious Jewels and Gems Challenge
Start: April 18th, 2011
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Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

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Birthstone: 1/9
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Inside Out (Insider, #1) by Maria V. Snyder


message 24: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) Completed my 3rd one!



S The Sugar Queen 5/11
A Amanda in - Anna and the French Kiss 5/21
P P.S. I Loathe You 5/19
P Perkins, Stephanie - Anna and the French Kiss 5/21
H Harris, Charlaine - Dead as a Doornail 4/19
I Isabella Vanger in - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/13
R Rick Riordan - The Titan's Curse 4/30
E Erin Hunter - Into the Wild 5/15


message 25: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) Next one


P Perkins, Stephanie - Anna and the French Kiss 5/21
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message 26: by Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (last edited May 21, 2011 09:58PM) (new)

Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Wow you guys are doing really good with this, not that I had any doubts or anything. I'm hoping to participate in this some time myself but things have been really crazy lately so I haven't really had a chance yet.

Keep up the good work everyone!


message 27: by Denae (new)

Denae (whimsicalmeerkat) Precious Gems and Jewels Challenge - No Time Limit

Completed: 5/24/11

Easy: Opal

O: The Old Man in the Corner - 3/25/11 to 3/30/11
P: Parker Pyne Investigates - 3/23/11 to 3/24/11
A: At Odds With Love - 3/24/11 to 3/25/11
L: The Lost Books of The Odyssey: A Novel - 3/21/11 to 3/26/11

Moderate: Sapphire

S: The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham - 4/2/11 to 4/13/11
A: All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare - 4/2/11 to 4/5/11
P: Pyramids - 3/26/11
P: Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie - 4/2/11 to 4/4/11
H: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
I: The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart from 4/6/11 to 4/9/11
R: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson - Character: Randy Waterhouse - 3/26/11 to 4/14/11
E: Payment In Blood by Elizabeth George - 4/18/11 to 4/22/11

Difficult: Tanzanite

T: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - Character: Thursday Next - 4/18/11 to 4/24/11
A: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Character: Arabella - 3/21/11 to 4/24/11
N: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch - Character: Inspector Nightingale - 4/26/11 to 4/27/11
Z: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson - Character: Zalachenko - 4/18/11 to 4/20/11
A: Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy - Character: Arabella - 3/21/11 to 4/24/11
N: The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell - Character: Nancy Mitford - 4/4/11 to 4/26/11
I: This Perfect Day by Ira Levin - 5/1/11 to 5/4/1
T: Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson - 5/6/11 to 5/15/11
E: The Black Company by Glen Cook - Character: Elmo - 4/29/11 to 4/30/11

Birthstone: Emerald

E: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - Character: Eddard Stark - 5/9/11 to 5/21/11
M: Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome - Character: Montmercy - 5/17/11 to 5/20/11
E: Eric by Terry Pratchett - 5/21/11 to 5/22/11
R: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb - 5/22/11 to 5/24/11
A: Count Zero by William Gibson - Character: Angie Mitchell - 5/17/11 to 5/19/11
L: Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris - Character: Lynn Mason - 5/21/11 to 5/24/11
D: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion - 5/15/11 to 5/16/11


message 28: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments NBRC- Precious Jewels and Gems Challenge
Grand Total: 30/30 - Done! – posted 5/25

Easy: Pearl (5/5)
P. ✔ Poison Study, by Maria V. Snyder ★★★★½ - Kindle 4/23
E. ✔ Everything Forbidden, by Jess Michaels ★★★★☆ Kindle 2/22
A. ✔ Always a Scoundrel, by Suzanne Enoch★★★★ ☆ Kindle 3/30
R. ✔ Return to Me, by Julia Templeton ★★★☆☆ PB 3/6
L. ✔ Led Astray, by Sandra Brown - re-read ★★★☆☆ PB 3/16

Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Everything Forbidden (Albright Sisters, #1) by Jess Michaels Always a Scoundrel (Notorious Gentlemen, #3) by Suzanne Enoch Return to Me by Julia Templeton Led Astray (Hellraisers #1) by Sandra Brown

Moderate: Diamond (7/7)
D. ✔ Carolyn Davidson=The Wedding Promise ★★★★★ PB 3/11
I. ✔ Ilona Andrews=Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) ★★★★☆ OD audio 4/2
A. ✔ Aftershock, by Jill Shalvis ★★★★½ Kindle 2/24
M. ✔ Must Love Dogs, by Claire Cook – re-read ★★★★☆ 3/30
O. ✔ Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate, by Kyra Davis ★★★★☆ PB 4/28
N. ✔ Naked in Death, by J.D. Robb ★★★★★ OD audio 5/11
D. ✔Carolyn Davidson=Maggie's Beau ★★★★½ PB 3/12

The Wedding Promise (Harlequin Historicals , #431) by Carolyn Davidson Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Aftershock (Harlequin Temptation, #845) by Jill Shalvis Must Love Dogs by Claire Cook Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate (Sophie Katz, Book 3) by Kyra Davis Naked in Death (In Death, #1) by J.D. Robb Maggie's Beau (Harlequin Historical Series, #543) by Carolyn Davidson

Difficult: Bloodstone (Almost, but not quite, by all authors.) (10/10)
B. ✔Elizabeth Boyle=Something About Emmaline re-read ★★★½☆ PB 3/14
L. ✔Linda Lael Miller=McKettricks of Texas: Austin (#3)★★★★☆ PB 4/5
O. ✔One Knight Stands, by Jocelyn Kelley re-read ★★★★★ PB 3/18
O. ✔Maggie Osborne=The Promise of Jenny Jones ★★★★★ HC 3/16
D. ✔ Daniel's Bride, by Linda Lael Miller ★★★★★ PB 3/29
S. ✔ Shana Abé=The Smoke Thief ★★★★★ 4/10
T. ✔ J.R.R. Tolkien=The Hobbit re-read ★★★★★ PB 3/30
O. ✔ Maggie Osborne=I Do, I Do, I Do ★★★★½ PB 4/24
N. ✔ Nora Roberts=Sea Swept ★★★★☆ OD audio 5/20
E. ✔ Erin McCarthy=Heiress For Hire re-read ★★★★½ PB 4/26

Something About Emmaline (Bachelor Chronicles, #1) by Elizabeth Boyle McKettricks of Texas Austin (McKettricks of Texas #3)(McKettricks #13) by Linda Lael Miller One Knight Stands (Signet Eclipse) by Jocelyn Kelley The Promise of Jenny Jones by Maggie Osborne Daniel's Bride by Linda Lael Miller The Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) by Shana Abé The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien I Do, I Do, I Do by Maggie Osborne Sea Swept  by Nora Roberts Heiress For Hire (Cuttersville, #2) by Erin McCarthy

Birthstone: Sapphire ( All heroes for me! Hee hee!) (8/8)
S. ✔Simon Dante in Across a Moonlit Sea, by Marsha Canham ★★★★★ PB 4/22
A. ✔Alex Richardson in Hotly Bedded, Conveniently Wedded Adobe Digital ★★★★☆ 4/11
P. ✔Paul van Dorn in The Penalty Box, by Deirdre Martin ★★★☆☆ 4/9
P. ✔ Peter Rosen in Mummy Dearest, by Joan E. Hess – OD Audio ★★★½☆ 3/31
H. ✔ Houston Leigh in Texas Destiny, by Lorraine Heath★★★★★ HC 5/8
I. ✔ Iain MacKinnon in Surrender by Pamela Clare PB ★★★★★ & a WOW! PB 5/13
R. ✔ Reese Duncan in Duncan's Bride, by Linda Howard ★★★★★ 5/22
E. ✔ Eidolon in Pleasure Unbound, by Larissa Ione ★★★★☆ Kindle 5/23

Across a Moonlit Sea (Dante Pirates, #1) by Marsha Canham Hotly Bedded, Conveniently Wedded (Harlequin Presents Series #2793) by Kate Hardy The Penalty Box (New York Blades, #4) by Deirdre Martin Mummy Dearest (Claire Malloy, #17) by Joan E. Hess Texas Destiny (Texas Trilogy, #1) by Lorraine Heath Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1) by Pamela Clare Duncan's Bride (Duncan & Evangeline, #1) by Linda Howard Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione


message 29: by Amy J. (last edited Jun 30, 2011 05:32AM) (new)

Amy J. | 686 comments For June: Birthstone = Ruby

Points Earned Previously: 3 (OPAL, DIAMOND, MOONSTONE)

R: The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury Finished 6/10
U: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson Finished 6/30
B: Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie Finished 6/15
Y: Yvaine from Stardust by Neil Gaiman Finished 6/9


The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie Stardust by Neil Gaiman


message 30: by ~Megan~ (new)

~Megan~ (megadee) DONE!!

Difficult:
T: This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost 4/29 (****)
A: and Able (Mercenary/Goddard Project, #5) by Lucy Monroe 4/25 (****)
N: Night Betrayed by Joss Ware 5/24 (****)
Z: Zoe Archer - Collision Course 6/18 (***)
A: Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis 4/27 (****)
N: Nalini Singh - Kiss of Snow 6/1 (*****)
I: Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis 4/28 (****)
T: Tyler, Stephanie - Hard to Hold 6/2 (***)
E: Emily March - Hummingbird Lake 5/2 (*****)

Moderate:
E: Elizabeth Jennings - Shadows at Midnight 5/24 (****)
M: Martin, George R.R. - A Game of Thrones 4/26 (*****)
E: Erin McCarthy - The Chase 5/27 (***)
R: Rain Shadow by Cheryl St. John 4/19 (***)
A: Anya Bast - Witch Blood 5/3 (****)
L: Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher 4/18 (****)
D: Douglas, Kristina - The Fallen: Raziel 6/10

Easy:
P: Passion Unleashed by Larissa Ione 5/4 (****)
E: Edwards, Cassie - Savage Wonder 6/3 (***)
A: Any Way You Want It by Kathy Love 5/13 (****)
R: Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer 5/4 (****)
L: Love, Kathy - Getting What You Want 5/5 (*****)

Birthstone:
O: Origin in Death by JD Robb 4/22 (****)
P: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen 5/11 (****)
A: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper 5/21 (****)
L: Laurens, Stephanie - Devil's Bride 5/10 (***½)


message 31: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) done with my 4th one!

P Perkins, Stephanie - Anna and the French Kiss 5/21
E Effie in Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood 6/29
R Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall 6/2
I It's Not Summer Without You 5/26
D Dead and Gone 6/5
O Octavia - From Dead to Worse 5/27
T The Summer I Turned Pretty 5/24
*Complete 6.29*


message 32: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) going for #5



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yojharobed || I have no sword. I don't need a sword. Because I am the Doctor and this is my spoon. En garde! (yojharobed) Sashana wrote: "Congrats, Shay, you did a...
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how did you make that star?


yojharobed || I have no sword. I don't need a sword. Because I am the Doctor and this is my spoon. En garde! (yojharobed) Shay wrote: "February 21-April 16, 2011
Difficult: Moonstone


M=Faefever by Karen Marie Moning
O=Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
O=Xala by ..."


how do you make the lines through the words?


message 35: by Aneeqah (last edited Jul 18, 2011 03:16PM) (new)

Aneeqah | 322 comments I'm in!

Precious Jewels and Gems Challenge
0 Completed

GARNET- July


5/6 Books Completed
G- Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
A- Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
R- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
N- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
E- Entwined by Heather Dixon
T- True... Sort of by Katherine Hannigan


message 36: by Judy (last edited Jul 23, 2011 09:08AM) (new)

Judy | 19 comments I would love to be involved with this. I think that I will post as I go along.

I think that I will start with Pearl.

P=Palm Trees on the Hudson--Elliot Tiber
E=East of Eden--John Stinebeck
A=And the Rest is History--Marlene Wagman-Geller
R=Rumpole of the Bailey--John Mortimer
L=Last Ditch--Ngaio

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message 37: by Aneeqah (new)

Aneeqah | 322 comments Garnet [6/6 Books Completed]
G- Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
A- Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
R- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
N- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
E- Entwined by Heather Dixon
T- True... Sort of by Katherine Hannigan

I think I'll do DIAMOND next.


message 39: by Jackie (last edited Dec 27, 2011 08:24AM) (new)

Jackie | 1867 comments I started working on this challenge the first of August and am giving myself 6 months to complete. This is my reading plan:

Start Date: 8/1/11
End Date: 1/31/12
28/28 Read

Easy:
G - Death in Disguise - Caroline Graham - Comp. 9/5
A - Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie - Comp. 9/12
R - Death at Devil's Bridge - Robin Paige - Comp. 8/5
N - Blanche on the Lam - Barbara Neely - Comp. 9/8
E - Evans to Betsy - Rhys Bowen - Comp. 8/8
T - Death Lights a Candle - Phoebe Atwood Taylor - 12/3

Moderate:
S - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley - 12/10
A - The Mysterious Mr. Quin - Agatha Christie - Comp. 8/13
P - Still Life - Louise Penny - 12/16
P - Peril at End House - Agatha Christie - 11/26
H - Why Shoot a Butler? - Georgette Heyer - Comp. 8/6
I - In the Teeth of Adversity - Marian Babson - Comp. 8/25
R - A Real Basket Case - Beth Groundwater - Comp. 9/7
E - An Expert in Murder - Nicola Upson - 12/24

Difficult:
T - The Thirteen Problems - Agatha Christie - 12/17
O - Old World Murder - Kathleen Ernst - Comp. 8/14
U - An Unsuitable Job for a Woman - P. D. James - Comp. 8/31
R - The Death of Riley - Rhys Bowen - 12/25
M - May Day - Jess Lourey - Comp. 8/7
A - The Sittaford Mystery - Agatha Christie - 10/23
L - Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie - Comp. 9/3
I - In the Bleak Midwinter - Julia Spencer-Fleming - Comp. 10/20
N - Artists in Crime - Ngaio Marsh - 12/17
E - The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde - Comp. 9/11

My Birthstone:
O - On What Grounds - Cleo Coyle - 9/18
P - Pawing Through the Past - Rita Mae Brown - 11/12
A - The Big Four - Agatha Christie - Comp. 9/2
L - The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse - Leann Sweeney - 11/8


message 41: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) finished #5

M McMahon, Jennifer - Don't Breathe a Word 8/4
A Ann Brashares - Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood 6/29
L Lynn Weingarten - Wherever Nina Lies 8/7
A Alexia in - Soulless 7/27
C City of Bones 8/1
H Heather Dixon - Entwined 7/20
I Irene in The Goddess Test 9/9
T Twisted 7/7
E Entwined 7/20
*Complete


message 42: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Wow! Congrats, to a lot of people: Amy, Shay, Kristina, Denae, Megan, & Suzanne! And any one else I missed.


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Wow you guys are doing great! I'm glad to know that this is such a big hit! Thanks you guys for making this challenge such a success!


message 44: by Laura (last edited Aug 28, 2012 03:17PM) (new)

Laura | 98 comments i love it :)

i will go with Difficult Level

10/10

T - The Gunslinger 11/23/11
O - Off Season 28/08/12
U - Unearthly 10/17/11
R - Room 01/25/12
M - Misery 10/15/11
A - Awaken Me Darkly 05/10/12
L - Lust 10/20/11
I - It Happened One Autumn 01/19/12
N - Nevermore 05/17/12
E - Entwined 02/11/12

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) by Stephen King Off Season by Jack Ketchum Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) by Cynthia Hand Room by Emma Donoghue Misery by Stephen King Awaken Me Darkly (Alien Huntress, #1) by Gena Showalter Lust (The Sins and The Virtues, #1) by Charlotte Featherstone It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) by Kelly Creagh Entwined by Heather Dixon


message 45: by Jex (new)

Jex (jexball) | 2227 comments Finished! I was stuck on the Q in Turquoise for forever.

Precious Jewels and Gems Challenge
Start: April 18th, 2011
End: November 14th, 2011

Easy: 4/4
R - Richelle Mead (author) Last Sacrifice
U - Udell (character) Fallen
B - Between Two Ends
Y - Yovanoff, Brenna (author) The Replacement

Between Two Ends by David Ward Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate

Moderate: 7/7
E - Emma (character) My Soul to Lose
M - Melina Marchetta (author) Finnikin of the Rock
E - Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life
R - Rescue, Captain (character) A Mind Not Worth Controlling
A - Adam Mansbach (author) Go the F**k to Sleep
L - Librivox Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 011
D - Darker Corners

Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta Librivox Short Science Fiction Collection Vol. 011 by Peter Baily Darker Corners by Richard Cody My Soul to Lose (Soul Screamers, #0.5) by Rachel Vincent Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach Everyday Surveillance Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life by William G. Staples A Mind Not Worth Controlling (A Captain Rescue Short Story) by Joshua Price

Hard: 10/10
B - Bloodshot
L - Lend (character) Paranormalcy
O - Orwell, George (chracter) 1984
O - Onirh (character) Defiance
D - Devon, Joseph (author) Probability Angels
S - The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1
T - The Tinkerer's Daughter
O - Owen (character) The Shadowing: Hunted
N - Not Everything Brainless is Dead
E - The Emo Bunny That Should: A Story For Demented Children

1984 by George Orwell Not Everything Brainless is Dead (Book One of The Absurd Misadventures of Captain Rescue) by Joshua Price The Tinkerer's Daughter by Jamie Sedgwick The Softwire Virus on Orbis 1 by P.J. Haarsma Probability Angels by Joseph Devon The Emo Bunny That Should A Story For Demented Children by John H. Carroll Defiance by G.C. Naffin Hunted (The Shadowing, #1) by Adam Slater Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1) by Kiersten White Bloodshot (The Cheshire Red Reports, #1) by Cherie Priest

Birthstone: 9/9
T - Torment
U - Umberto (character) Juliet
R - Ron L. Hubbard (author) Spy Killer
Q - Quickly, Climbs (character) A Beautiful Friendship
U - Ubie (character) First Grave on the Right
O - Okata (character) Bite Me
I - Inside Out
S - Spirit Bound
E - Elena (character) Dangerously Placed

Inside Out (Insider, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate Juliet by Anne Fortier Dangerously Placed by Nansi Kunze Spy Killer by L. Ron Hubbard Bite Me (A Love Story, #3) by Christopher Moore A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber


message 46: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Congrat, Jex!


message 47: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 1867 comments Finished!

Message 40.


message 48: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (wilssearch) | 31 comments Now that is fast - Jackie finished before I even started! LOL


message 49: by Sashana (new)

Sashana Jackie wrote: "Finished!

Message 40."


Congrats!


message 50: by Diana S (last edited Oct 01, 2012 04:20PM) (new)

Diana S | 48 comments Precious Jewels and Gems Challenge
Duration: February 1, 2012 - February 1, 2013
Books Read: 18
Updated: 8/26/12

What's in My Jewelry Box

Ring: Pearl (5/5 Books)
Peggy Webb's Elvis and the Grateful Dead (3/23/12)
Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks (3/7/12)
Alexander, Jill S. The Sweetheart of Prosper County (2/13/12)
Russell, Mary Doria - Doc (2/10/12)
Larkin, Allie - Stay (2/19/12)

My Pearl Ring
Elvis and the Grateful Dead (A Southern Cousins Mystery, #2) by Peggy Webb Eat Prey Love (Love at Stake, #9) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander Doc by Mary Doria Russell Stay by Allie Larkin


Bracelet: Peridot (7/7 Books)
Patricia Brigg' Hunting Ground (4/7/12)
Egan, Jennifer - A Visit from the Goon Squad (3/9/12)
Rachel Caine's Glass Houses (3/12/12)
Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone (3/22/12)
Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger (2/4/12)
Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddon (5/4/12)
Truth About the Sparrows (The) by Marian Hale (2/20/12)

My Peridot Bracelet
Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires, #1) by Rachel Caine A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah Darth Paper Strikes Back (Origami Yoda #2) by Tom Angleberger Outer Banks by Anne Rivers Siddons The Truth About Sparrows  by Marian Hale

Earrings: Blue Topez (9/9 Books)
Bronte, Charlotte - Jane Eyre (3/20/12)
Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip (6/28/12)
Undomestic Goddess (The) by Sophie Kinsella (5/11/12)
Evanovich, Janet - One for the Money (6/18/12)

Tippens, Missy- A House Full of Hope (6/25/12)
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (6/10/12)
Patchett, Ann - State of Wonder (4/13/12)
Edgerton, Clyde - Walking Across Egypt (7/5/12)
Zindel, Paul - Rats (5/26/12)

My Blue Topez Earrings
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella One For The Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) by Janet Evanovich A House Full of Hope by Missy Tippens Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton Rats by Paul Zindel

Birthstone Necklace: Amethyst (7/8 Books)
Alina Bronsky's The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine (3/18/12)
MacAlister, Katie - Sex, Lies, and Vampires (3/5/12)
E. Lockhart's The Treasure Maps of Boys (8/26/12)
Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife (7/21/12)
House at Pooh Corner (The) by A. A. Milne (5/7/12)
You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark (2/25/12)
Sally Gunning's The Widow's War (2/27/12)
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