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message 1: by Katharina (last edited Jan 13, 2012 07:23PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments What the heck. I`ll give this monster a chance.
A Lifetime of Books Challenge

Start: 01 Jan. 2011 - must complete by 30 June 2013

50s done
1958 Venetia Georgette Heyer 3/15/11
1959 The Unknown Ajax Georgette Heyer4/3/11

Venetia by Georgette Heyer The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer

60s done
1960 Mistress of Mellyn Victoria Holt 3/6/11
1961 A Civil Contract Georgette Heyer 1/15/11
1962 Kirkland Revels Victoria Holt 1/6/11
1963 Bride of Pendorric Victoria Holt 4/7/11
1964 This Rough Magic Mary Stewart 1/27/11
1965 Frederica Georgette Heyer 4/17/11
1966 Black Sheep Georgette Heyer 5/28/11
1967 Silverhill Phyllis A. Whitney 5/18/11
1968 Testimony of Two Men Taylor Caldwell 4/30/11
1969 Winter People Phyllis A. Whitney 6/2/11

Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer Kirkland Revels by Victoria Holt Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart Frederica by Georgette Heyer Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer Silverhill by Phyllis A. Whitney Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell Winter People by Phyllis A. Whitney

70s done
1970 Coming Up Roses Catherine Anderson 7/6/11
1971 The End Of Summer Rosamunde Pilcher 6/5/11
1972 On the Night of the Seventh Moon Victoria Holt 9/4/11
1973 Moonraker's Bride Madeleine Brent 8/13/11
1974 The Wolf and the Dove Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 8/28/11
1975 Devil's Desire Laurie McBain 10/10/11
1776 Love's Tender Fury Jennifer Wilde 10/24/11
1977 Shanna Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 7/21/11
1978 The Kadin Bertrice Small 11/12/11
1979 Love Comes Softly Janette Oke 11/26/11


Coming Up Roses  by Catherine Anderson The End Of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain Love's Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss The Kadin by Bertrice Small Love Comes Softly (Love Comes Softly, #1) by Janette Oke


80s
1980 The Black Lyon Jude Deveraux 12/25/11
1981 Lord Satan's Bride Anne Stuart 7/31/11
1982 A Rose in Winter Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 1/22/11
1983 So Speaks the Heart Johanna Lindsey 9/8/11
1985 Honor's Splendour Julie Garwood 2/10/11
1988 Slow Heat in Heaven Sandra Brown 11/18/11

The Black Lyon (Montgomery #1) by Jude Deveraux Lord Satan's Bride (Candlelight Regency #649) by Anne Stuart A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown


90s
1991 Redeeming Love Francine Rivers 8/7/11
1993 Morning Comes Softly Debbie Macomber 4/10/11
1996 The Ugly Duckling Iris Johansen 5/23/11
1997 Rejar Dara Joy 5/14/11

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Morning Comes Softly  by Debbie Macomber The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen Rejar (Matrix of Destiny, #2) by Dara Joy

00s
2006 Love Is Blind Lynsay Sands 6/9/11

Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands

10s
2011 In Bed with a Highlander Maya Banks 1/10/12

In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1) by Maya Banks


message 2: by Katharina (last edited Aug 28, 2011 06:40PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments Chubby Chunkster Challenge 2011
Do These Books Make my Butt Look Big?
5/5 Completed

1. A Rose in Winter Kathleen E. Woodiwiss - 567 pages 1/22/11
2. Testimony of Two Men Caldwell Taylor - 704 pages 4/30/11
3. Shanna Kathleen E. Woodiwiss - 666 pages 7/21/11
4. Redeeming Love Francine Rivers - 479 pages 8/7/11
5. The Wolf and the Dove Kathleen E. Woodiwiss - 508 pages 8/28/11

A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss


message 3: by Katharina (last edited Aug 07, 2011 10:22AM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments Romance 101 Reading Challenge
Feb 22 to Aug 22

12/12 done

1.Contemporary Romance: Born in Fire
Nora Roberts 3/18/11
2.Historical Romance: Venetia
Georgette Heyer 3/15/11
3.Romantic Suspense: Bride of Pendorric
Victoria Holt 4/7/11
4.Paranormal Romance: Son of the Morning
Linda Howard 6/13/11
5.Sci-Fi Romance: Knight of a Trillion Stars
Dara Joy 5/9/11
6.Fantasy Romance: Mine to Take
Dara Joy 6/18/11
7.Time-Travel Romance: Rejar
Dara Joy 5/14/11
8.Inspirational/Christian Romance: Redeeming Love
Francine Rivers 8/7/11
9.Multi-Cultural/Interracial Romance: Sunrise Song (Avon Camelot Books
Kathleen Eagle6/22/11
10.Erotic Romance: Night Angel
Renee Reeves 2/26/11
11.Serial/Category Romance: The Aristocrat
Catherine Coulter 3/2/11
12.Classic/Mainstream: Testimony of Two Men
Caldwell Taylor 4/30/11

Born in Fire (Born In trilogy, #1) by Nora RobertsVenetia by Georgette HeyerBride of Pendorric by Victoria HoltSon of the Morning by Linda HowardKnight of a Trillion Stars (Matrix of Destiny, #1) by Dara JoyMine to Take (Matrix of Destiny, #3) by Dara JoyRejar (Matrix of Destiny, #2) by Dara JoyRedeeming Love by Francine RiversNight Angel by Renee ReevesSunrise Song by Kathleen EagleThe Aristocrat (Silhouette Special Edition, #331) by Catherine Coulter Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell



message 4: by Katharina (last edited Mar 02, 2011 10:08PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments Read Your Name Challenge
Duration 01 Jan. 2011 - 31 Mar. 2011
Done

K-Kirkland Revels by Victoria Holt 1/6/11
A-Adam's Fall by Sandra Brown 2/4/11
T-This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart 1/27/11
H-Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood 2/10/11
A-Abbie's Outlaw by Victoria Bylin 2/16/11
R-A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 1/22/11
I-Into the Wild Wind by Jane Goodger 2/22/11
N-Night Angel by Renee Reeves 2/26/11
A-The Aristocrat by Catherine Coulter 3/2/11

Kirkland Revels by Victoria Holt Adam's Fall by Sandra Brown This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood Abbie's Outlaw by Victoria Bylin A Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Into the Wild Wind by Jane Goodger Night Angel by Renee Reeves The Aristocrat  by Catherine Coulter


message 5: by Katharina (last edited Mar 29, 2011 05:55AM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments I'll try for 5 this time. I love it that I can fit the Born In Trilogy into this challenge.
5/5 done

1. M-Book: Mistress of Mellyn Victoria Holt 3/6/11
4. Third Month: Born in Shame Nora Roberts 3/29/11
7. St. Patricks Day: Born in Ice Nora Roberts 3/23/11
9. Shelves and Lists: Born in Fire Nora Roberts 3/18/11
10. My Choice: The Aristocrat Catherine Coulter 3/2/11

Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt Born in Shame (Born In trilogy #3) by Nora Roberts Born in Ice (Born In trilogy #2) by Nora Roberts Born in Fire (Born In trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts The Aristocrat  by Catherine Coulter


message 6: by Katharina (last edited Feb 27, 2011 11:17PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments Featured Author challenge March: Catherine Coulter

The Aristocrat  by Catherine Coulter


message 7: by Katharina (last edited Apr 10, 2011 09:42PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments Featured Author challenge April: Debbie Macomber

I've finished Morning Comes Softly  by Debbie Macomber and I liked it well enough. Nothing earth shattering but a nice sweet romance. I started as a C and am now a B. I will read more of her but I'm not in a terrible rush.


message 8: by Katharina (last edited Apr 30, 2011 02:22PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments April 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
5/5 Completed Yay

2. Happy Birthday to me
The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer 4/3/11
4. Four Words
Testimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell 4/30/11
8. Library Book
Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber 4/10/11
9. Animal
Frederica (dog) by Georgette Heyer 4/17/11
10. My Choice
Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt 4/7/11

The Unknown Ajax by Georgette HeyerTestimony of Two Men by Taylor Caldwell Morning Comes Softly by Debbie MacomberFrederica by Georgette HeyerBride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt



message 9: by Katharina (last edited May 28, 2011 05:42PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments May 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
5/5 Completed

1.2 Mmmmm title
Rejar by Dara Joy 5/14/11
2.2 Happy Birthday Dee
The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen 5/23/11
4.2 Five Words
Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy 5/9/11
7.1 May Flowers
Silverhill by Phyllis A. Whitney 5/18/11
10. My Pick
Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer 5/28/11



Rejar (Matrix of Destiny, #2) by Dara Joy The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen Knight of a Trillion Stars (Matrix of Destiny, #1) by Dara Joy Silverhill by Phyllis A. Whitney Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer


message 10: by Katharina (last edited May 23, 2011 01:23AM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments I've finished reading The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen today. And it was a ★★★★★ read for me. I've started as a D and am now a very positive B.


message 11: by Katharina (last edited Sep 04, 2011 03:20PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments I'll do this because I'm curious to see how many names I can cross off without searching out books specifically for this challenge. Being a slow reader I don't think it will be too many. ;)
But it's going to be fun.

RRRC's 2nd Reading Tournament: The Name Game Edition
Duration: May 1, 2011 - 31 October, 2011

Girls 10/100
Boys 19/100
Total 29/200
Book Total 15

150 - 500 pages

Silverhill by Phyllis A. Whitney 5/18 Julia
The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen 5/23 Nicholas, Connor (Conner)
Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer 5/28 Abigail, Miles, Oliver
Winter People by Phyllis A. Whitney 6/2 Colton
The End Of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher 6/5 David
Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands 6/9 Adrian, Henry, Isabelle (Isabel), Molly
Son of the Morning by Linda Howard 6/13 Grace
Sunrise Song by Kathleen Eagle 6/22 Adam
Coming Up Roses by Catherine Anderson 7/6 Katherine (Kathryn), Ryan
Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 7/21 John, Nathaniel
Lord Satan's Bride by Anne Stuart 7/31 Julian
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers 8/7 Sarah, Michael, Joseph, Elizabeth
Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent 8/13 Lucy, Victoria, Robert, Thomas
Say No To Joe? by Lori Foster 8/17 Austin
The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 8/28 Bryce
On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt 9/4 Max


Silverhill by Phyllis A. Whitney The Ugly Duckling by Iris Johansen Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer Winter People by Phyllis A. Whitney The End Of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands Son of the Morning by Linda Howard Sunrise Song by Kathleen Eagle Coming Up Roses  by Catherine Anderson Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Lord Satan's Bride (Candlelight Regency #649) by Anne Stuart Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent Say No To Joe? (Visitation, North Carolina, #1) by Lori Foster The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt

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 Lucy Lyla Mackenzie Madelyn Madison Makayla Makenna Maria Maya Megan Mia Molly Morgan Natalie Nevaeh Nora Olivia Paige Peyton Reagan Riley Sadie Samantha Sarah Savannah Scarlett Sophia Sophie Stella Sydney Taylor Victoria Violet Zoe

Boys' Names
Aaron Adam Adrian Aiden Alex Alexander Andrew Anthony Austin Benjamin Blake Brady Brandon Brayden Brody Bryce Caden Caleb Cameron Carson Carter Charlie Chase Christian Christopher Cole 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 James Jason Jayden Jeremiah John Jonathan Jordan Joseph Joshua Josiah Julian Justin Landon Levi Liam Logan Lucas Luke Mason Matthew Max Micah Michael Miles Nathan Nathaniel Nicholas Noah Nolan Oliver Owen Parker Riley Robert Ryan Ryder Sam Samuel Sean Sebastian Thomas Tristan Tyler William Wyatt Xavier Zachary


message 12: by Katharina (last edited Jun 22, 2011 11:09AM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments June 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
5/5 Completed

1. Repeat
Sunrise Song (Avon Camelot Books by Kathleen Eagle 6/22
4. Sci-Fi
Mine to Take by Dara Joy 6/18
6. Summer
The End Of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher 6/5
8. Old
Son of the Morning by Linda Howard 6/13
10. My Pick
Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands 6/9

Sunrise Song by Kathleen Eagle Mine to Take (Matrix of Destiny, #3) by Dara Joy The End Of Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher Son of the Morning by Linda Howard Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands


message 13: by Katharina (last edited Jun 09, 2011 09:11AM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments FAC June - Lynsay Sands


I finished Love Is Blind by Lynsay Sands and loved it. Some of the humor was a bit silly and the truncheon/pie analogy (used to explain sex lol) was a bit overdone. But it didn't keep me from enjoying the book.

I will definitely try more of her historicals. Don't know yet whether I'll check out her Argenau series.

I would call myself a weak A for now.


message 14: by Katharina (last edited Jul 27, 2011 03:22PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments FAC July - Linda Lael Miller

Finished High Country Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, #1) (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller just now and I loved it very much. I will definitely read the next 3 books in this series. Guess that makes me an A (started as B)
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message 15: by Katharina (last edited Jul 31, 2011 09:08PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments July 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
4/5 Completed

1. J Author
The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux
4. July 4th (white)
Lord Satan's Bride by Anne Stuart 7/31
6. Life's a B....
Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (# 274 on Chick Lit for the Beach) 7/21
7. Parent
Coming Up Roses by Catherine Anderson 7/6
10. My Pick
High Country Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, #1) by Linda Lael Miller 7/27


The Black Lyon (Montgomery #1) by Jude Deveraux Lord Satan's Bride (Candlelight Regency #649) by Anne Stuart Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Coming Up Roses  by Catherine Anderson High Country Bride (McKettrick Cowboys, #1) (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller

I only got 4 out of 5 this month. And like I said before it's all Shanna's fault.


message 16: by Katharina (last edited Aug 31, 2011 09:24PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments August 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
5/5 Completed

2. Happy Birthday Daisiemae
The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss 8/28
5. Thrifty (Library)
Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent 8/13
7. Lazy
The Legend of the Werestag by Tessa Dare 8/31
9. Romance Awareness
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers 8/7
10. My Choice
Say No To Joe? by Lori Foster 8/17


The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent The Legend of the Werestag by Tessa Dare Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers Say No To Joe? (Visitation, North Carolina, #1) by Lori Foster

Had to switch the book I had planned for the "Lazy" category for a much shorter one to make it on time.


message 17: by Katharina (last edited Aug 17, 2011 01:13PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments FAC August - Lori Foster

I finished Say No To Joe? (Visitation, North Carolina, #1) by Lori Foster and I'm still a B. I liked the book but had some problems with the heroine (Luna). As in TSTL and other things.


message 18: by Katharina (last edited Sep 28, 2011 01:48PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments September 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
5/5 Completed Yay

1. September
So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey 9/8
3. Geography
Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/26
4. Wanna shiver me timbers?
[image error] The Windflower by Laura London 9/24
6. Working Woman
Coltrain's Proposal by Diana Palmer9/28
9. Zum Wohl!
On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt 9/4

So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter, #1.5; Were-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Windflower by Sharon Curtis Coltrain's Proposal by Diana Palmer On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt


message 19: by Katharina (last edited Oct 31, 2011 05:59PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments Willy Wonker's Chocolate Challenge
1 September - 30 November 2011

6/10 Devoured

2. Milky Way
Once in Every Life Kristin Hannah 10/31
5. M&Ms
Devil's Desire Laurie McBain 10/10
6. Junior Mint
Dragonswan Sherrilyn Kenyon 9/26
7. Twix
So Speaks the Heart Johanna Lindsey 9/8 twins
11. Bounty
The Windflower Laura London 9/24 [image error]
12. 3 Muskateers
Love's Tender Fury Jennifer Wilde 10/24

Once in Every Life by Kristin Hannah Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain Dragonswan (Dark-Hunter, #1.5; Were-Hunter, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon So Speaks the Heart by Johanna Lindsey The Windflower by Sharon Curtis Love's Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde



message 20: by Katharina (last edited Oct 31, 2011 06:03PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments 1. Snickers - a funny book
2. Milky Way - a book involving time-travel or sci-fi
3. Starburst - a book with a famous/almost famous person or with rainbow colours on the cover
4. Baby Ruth - a book centred on a current/ex-sports star or one where a baby/pregnancy is part of the plotline.
5. M&Ms - an erotic book, a book with a food-related theme or a book whose title/author is alliterative (the words begin with the same letter - eg Julie James, Slave to Sensation, Blood Brothers etc)
6. Junior Mint – a YA book or a book with a green cover
7. Twix – a book with twins or best friends

8. KitKat - a shifter novel or a book with a pet as a feature
9. Cherry Ripe - a book with an older heroine or a vampire novel ...no – I didn’t go where some of you went ;) but if you would also like to use ‘a book with a virgin’ then that is fine as well!!!
10. Crunchie/Voilet Crumble 'Its the way it shatters that matters' - a book involving violence or a military/ex-military operation.
11. Bounty – a book with pirates, bounty hunters or with the H/h searching for/finding a treasure
12. 3 Muskateers - a book that is third in the series, has a three word title or is set in France

13. 100 Grand Bar – a book where a central character is mega-wealthy or where the plot revolves around money or a ransom
14. Flake - a book with a goofy/nerdy hero or heroine
15. Rolo - a book where the H/h is playing a role (eg pretending to be someone else/different type of character etc) or is involved in some sort of deception/suspense


message 21: by Katharina (last edited Oct 31, 2011 05:36PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments October 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
3/3 Completed

1. October
Once in Every Life Kristin Hannah 10/31
7. Autumn
Devil's Desire Laurie McBain 10/10
10. My Pick
Love's Tender Fury Jennifer Wilde 10/24


Once in Every Life by Kristin Hannah Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain Love's Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde


message 22: by Katharina (last edited Dec 30, 2011 09:44PM) (new)

Katharina | 802 comments December 2011 Monthly Reading Challenge
3/3 Completed

1 "D" is for Deveraux
The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux 12/25
4. [image error]
Let It Snow Anthology 12/30
6. Long, Tall Texans
Husbands On Horseback: Paper Husband / Bride in Waiting by Diana Palmer 12/3

The Black Lyon (Montgomery #1) by Jude Deveraux Let It Snow by Fern Michaels Husbands On Horseback Paper Husband / Bride in Waiting (Harlequin Romance #3427) by Diana Palmer



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