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message 1: by Lisa Kay (last edited Oct 31, 2011 01:08PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments ~ Antonym Challenge ~

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Rules: In this challenge you need to match a book to a book using antonyms in the title. For example the first book you read could have the word “hot” in the title. The matching book then needs to have a word like “cold” in the title. Other opposite words to hot are "cool, freezing, frigid" or even “dispassionate” or “mild.”

You can also use a derivative of the word, such as “freeze” or “frozen.” Or say you chose “angel.” Opposite words in another title could be “devil” or “devilishly.” To assist you, here is a link to a web site entitled Opposite Word .

Since series names are considered part of the title, you may go by words within them.

Bonus: Read an additional book with both your chosen words in the title. For example, if you chose “hot” and “cold,” you could choose Cold Tea On A Hot Day. If you do the bonus for none, one or all - that's okay.

Example:
hot/cold
  Hot: Devilishly Hot, by Kathy Love
  Cold: Love in a Cold Climate, by Nancy Mitford
  Bonus: Cold Tea On A Hot Day, by Curtiss Ann Matlock
  Devilishly Hot by Kathy LoveLove in a Cold Climate (Penguin Modern Classics) by Nancy MitfordCold Tea On A Hot Day by Curtiss Ann Matlock
Anthologies, audiobooks, and re-reads are fine.

Duration: The duration of this challenge will be one year from your start date. So whenever you decide to start, you will have one year to complete it. Please post your dates with your list. Post as you go or edit your initial post (just let us know when you’re done).

Levels:
Easy = 6 – 10 books
Moderate = 12 – 20 books
Hard = 22 – 30 books
Masters = 32 – 40
Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Have fun!


message 2: by A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (last edited Nov 03, 2011 11:22AM) (new)

A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) | 724 comments Ok, I'll give this one a shot. I'm aiming for Masters 32-40 and I plan to start 11/1/11.


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message 3: by Sashana (last edited Oct 29, 2011 10:45AM) (new)

Sashana This is great, Lisa Kay. Really unique challenge.

Good luck, Carol!


message 4: by Midu (last edited Nov 19, 2011 07:12AM) (new)

Midu Hadi | 2744 comments Starting: November' 11.
Level: Easy.
Pair 1.
1. Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
2. The Sun Witch (Fyne Witches, #1) by Linda Winstead Jones
3. The Moon Witch (Fyne Witches, #2) by Linda Winstead Jones

Pair 2:
4. Timeless (Timeless, #1) by Alexandra Monir
5. One Second After by William R. Forstchen
6. Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

Pair 3:
7. When Lightning Strikes (1-800-Where-R-You, #1) by Meg Cabot
8. The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks
9. Dark and Stormy Knights by P.N. Elrod


message 5: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 2744 comments Oh and the challenge is really cool, Lisa!


message 6: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Welcome to the challenge, Carol!


message 7: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Sashana wrote: "This is great, Lisa Kay. Really unique challenge."

Thanks, Sashana!


message 8: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Anomander wrote: "Oh and the challenge is really cool, Lisa!"

Thanks, Anomander! Looking forward to the word pairs you select. ☺


message 9: by Barbara ★ (last edited Nov 05, 2011 07:22AM) (new)

Barbara ★ I'm going to try Hard (22-30).

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message 10: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Wonderful, Barbara! Welcome to the challenge.


message 11: by Lisa Kay (last edited Nov 03, 2011 09:02AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments I'm going to do this one, I just don't know my level yet. Or my start date.

NBRC: ~ Antonym Challenge ~

Pair 1 • right/left
    a. First Grave on the Right, by Darynda Jones (need to purchase)
    b. Second Grave on the Left, by Darynda Jones (OD audio)
    First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson, #2) by Darynda Jones

Pair 2 • wicked/good
    a. No Rest for the Wicked, by Kresley Cole (AD)
    b. Too Good To Be True, by Kristan Higgins (Library Kindle)
    No Rest for the Wicked (Immortals After Dark, #3) by Kresley Cole Too Good To Be True by Kristan Higgins

Pair 3 • bride/groom
    a. There Goes the Bride, by M.C. Beaton (CDs to iPod/Touch)
    b. Orchard Valley Grooms, by Debbie Macomber (OD audio)
    There Goes the Bride (Agatha Raisin, #20) by M.C. Beaton Orchard Valley Grooms by Debbie Macomber

Pair 4 • odd/even
    a. Odd Thomas, by Dean Koontz (PB)
    b. Even Money, by Dick Francis (OD audio)
    Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas, #1) by Dean Koontz Even Money by Dick Francis

Pair 5 • hill/valley
    a. Black Hills, by Nora Roberts (OD audio)
    b. Lion in the Valley, by Elizabeth Peters (Library/Kindle)
    Black Hills by Nora Roberts Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody Series #4) by Elizabeth Peters

Pair 6 • before/after
    a. An Affair Before Christmas, by Eloisa James (OD audio)
    b. After Dark, by Beverly Barton (PB)
    An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses, #2) by Eloisa James After Dark by Beverly Barton

Pair 7 • love/hate
    a. Love, Come to Me, by Lisa Kleypas (PB)
    b. I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories, by William Gay (Library OC)
    Love, Come to Me by Lisa Kleypas I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down Collected Stories by William Gay

Pair 8 • fire/ice
    a. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson (PB & OD audio)
    b. Caressed By Ice, by Nalini Singh (need to purchase)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh

Pair 8 • life/death
    a. My Life So Far, by Jane Fonda (OD audio)
    b. Vengeance in Death, by J.D. Robb (OD audio)
    My Life So Far by Jane Fonda Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6) by J.D. Robb

Pair 9 • guilty/blameless
    a. Guilty Pleasures, by Laura Lee Guhrke (PB)
    b. Blameless, by Gail Carriger (AD)
    Guilty Pleasures (Guilty Series, #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger

AD = Adobe Digital


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) | 724 comments Sashana wrote: "This is great, Lisa Kay. Really unique challenge.

Good luck, Carol!"


Thanks, Sashana!


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) (avidreader68) | 724 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Welcome to the challenge, Carol!"

Thanks, Lisa Kay. I love this idea!


message 14: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 2744 comments Pair 3 • bride/groom
Clever Lisa!


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 21 comments Love this idea! So creative. I'm definitely in - will have to set up later and decide on how many. But, since we have a year, I'll probably go all the way!


message 16: by Joann (new)

Joann | 114 comments This is a great challenge, Lisa Kay. I'll join in the new year. I have too many challenges to finish between now and the end of December.:)


message 17: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Anomander!


message 18: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Cindy! It is tougher than I thought it would be. I have been looking for opposite books to the ones I want to read.


message 19: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Joann! Looking forward to "seeing" you in the new year.


message 20: by Kristen (last edited Dec 26, 2011 07:13AM) (new)


message 21: by Lisa Kay (last edited Oct 30, 2011 01:37PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Well, Kristen, now that is a smart way to do it, with letters.


message 23: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Wonderful to see you here, CaroB! Welcome to the challenge.


message 24: by Lina (new)

Lina I can't help myself :-)


message 25: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments LOL! I know what you mean, CaroB!


message 26: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 450 comments I'm like CaroB and can't help but join in on this LOL

I'll go with Easy and post as I go.


message 27: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Lovely to see you here, Susan. Welcome to the challenge. I see some "buddy reads" in our future, LOL!


message 28: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 450 comments I do too :)


message 29: by Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (last edited Dec 05, 2011 09:39AM) (new)

Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 21 comments Antonym Challenge

Duration: 11-1-11 thru 10-31-12
Completed: 3/40

Pair 1 • ugly/pretty
1. Uglies
2. Pretties

Pair 2 • COMPLETEDgirls/boys
1. Some Girls Bite 11-27
2. Bad Taste in Boys 11-6

Pair 3 • angel/demon
1. Sleeping Angel 12-4
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Pair 4 • zero/infinity
1. Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale
2. Infinity

Pair 5 • lust/love
1. Angel Lust: An Erotic Novel of Time Travel
2.
Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld Pretties (Uglies, #2) by Scott Westerfeld Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren Vampire Zero A Gruesome Vampire Tale (Vampires, #3) by David Wellington Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Angel Lust An Erotic Novel of Time Travel by Perry Brass

Pair 6 • broken/fix
1. Broken
2. Fantasy Fix

Pair 7 • blonde/red-head
1. Zombie Blondes
2. Red-Headed Stepchild

Pair 8 • king/queen
1. The Iron King
2. The Iron Queen

Pair 9 • black/white
1. Black Heart Loa 11-11
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Pair 10 • vintage/new
1. Vintage: A Ghost Story 11-20
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Broken (Rafferty, #2) by Shiloh Walker Fantasy Fix (Fixed, #1) by Christine Warren Zombie Blondes by Brian James Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells The Iron King (Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Iron Queen (Iron Fey, #3) by Julie Kagawa Black Heart Loa (Hoodoo, #2) by Adrian Phoenix Vintage A Ghost Story by Steve Berman

Pair 11 • secret/revealed
1. Secret Submission
2. Succubus Revealed

Pair 12 • Master/slave
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Pair 13 • Enslaved/Choice
1. Enslaved
2. Healer's Choice

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Secret Submission (Submission, #1) by Diana Hunter Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid, #6) by Richelle Mead Enslaved by Claire Thompson Healer's Choice (Ghostland World, #3) by Jory Strong


message 30: by Gayle (new)

Gayle (gretarahikkainen) | 125 comments We'll see if I can fit any books into this one or not. I have myself into quite a few challenges right now (not just in this group) so not sure how it'll go. And, if I don't get any.....oh well. But I'll try and shoot for moderate. I may delay the start for this one until Jan. 1 though.


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message 32: by Cheryl (last edited Oct 30, 2011 05:19PM) (new)

Cheryl (cawils_99) This looks like a real "challenge" challenge. I'm going to try and go for moderate.
0/20

I will post my list later.


message 33: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Cindy, love your antonyms!


message 34: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Gayle, January 1st sounds good. Someone else is doing that too... now, who was it? Oh, yes! Joann!


message 35: by Lisa Kay (last edited Oct 30, 2011 07:52PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Great, niquae! Welcome to the challenge.

I would say one year from the start date of your first finished book.


message 36: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Looking forward to what you hunt down, Cheryl.


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 21 comments I got Broken/Fix from the Opposite Word link you provided. They also gave Vampire/Angel or God. I may use that one too! I have LOADS of Vampire and Angel books.....

Question: Can we use the same antonym for more than 1 pair of books? And - can the antonym be in the name of the series, or should it be in the title itself?

I wasn't sure about Lust/Love, but since you didn't shoot me down I'm keeping it! LOLOL


message 38: by Lisa Kay (last edited Oct 30, 2011 09:12PM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Cindy,

Using the same antonym for more than 1 pair? Sure, why not. ☺
"Since series names are considered part of the title, you may go by words within them."
Added the above late yesterday. Thought it might help me out.

Oh, I think Lust/Love can be opposites, LOL! At least, that has been my experience. **coughcough**


message 39: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 2744 comments *coughcough too*


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments I kind of wanted to do this challenge but I have feeling that if I do it now I'll be overexstending myself.


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message 1: by Lisa Kay (last edited 12 hours, 51 min ago) (new)
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Lisa Kay (LisaKayAliceMaria) | 2110 comments ~ Antonym Challenge ~

description

Rules: In this challenge you need to match a book to a book using antonyms in the title. For example the first book you read could have the word “hot” in the title. The matching book then needs to have a word like “cold” in the title. Other opposite words to hot are "cool, freezing, frigid" or even “dispassionate” or “mild.”

You can also use a derivative of the word, such as “freeze” or “frozen.” Or say you chose “angel.” Opposite words in another title could be “devil” or “devilishly.” To assist you, here is a link to a web site entitled Opposite Word.

Since series names are considered part of the title, you may go by words within them.

Bonus: Read an additional book with both your chosen words in the title. For example, if you chose “hot” and “cold,” you could choose Cold Tea On A Hot Day.

Example:

• hot/cold
Hot: Devilishly Hot, by Kathy Love
Cold: Love in a Cold Climate, by Nancy Mitford
Bonus: Cold Tea On A Hot Day, by Curtiss Ann Matlock
Devilishly HotLove in a Cold Climate (Penguin Modern Classics)Cold Tea On A Hot Day

Anthologies, audiobooks, and re-reads are fine.

Duration: The duration of this challenge will be one year from your start date. So whenever you decide to start, you will have one year to complete it. Please post your dates with your list. Post as you go or edit your initial post (just let us know when you’re done).

Would it be alright if I wanted to start it in the new year?


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 21 comments **cough, cough, choke** Ummmmmm - I'm taking the Fifth.......


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "**cough, cough, choke** Ummmmmm - I'm taking the Fifth......."

I'm sorry, but huh?


message 43: by Diana S (last edited Mar 21, 2012 11:33PM) (new)

Diana S | 48 comments Antonym Challenge
Duration: 10/31/11 thru 10/30/2012
Level: Moderate:12-20 Books
Books Read: 12/20
Updated: 3/22/11

*Pairs: 2

Pair 1 Remarkable/Ordinary
1.Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (CR)
2.Ordinary Princess (The) by M.M. Kaye (11/18/11)

Pair 2 Twilight/Dawn
3.Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (11/21/11)
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Pair 3 Love/Hate
5. Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks (3/7/12)
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*Pair 4 Truth/Lies
7. The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale (2/20/12)
8. Sex, Lies, and Vampires by Katie MacAlister (3/5/12)

Pair 5 Moon/Sun
9. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 11/16/11
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Pair 6 Happy/Sad
11. Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta (1/21/12)
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Pair 7 Hot/Cold
13. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky (3/18/12)
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Pair 8 Night/Day
15. Night Road by Kristin Hannah (1/25/12)
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*Pair 9 Short/Long
17. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marian Lewycka (1/27/12)
18. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (3/22/12)

Pair 10 War/Peace
19. The Widow's War by Sally Gunning (2/27/12)
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Opposites Attract
The Truth About Sparrows  by Marian Hale Sex, Lies, and Vampires by Katie MacAlister * A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah



message 44: by Susan (susayq ~) (new)

Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 450 comments So I fibbed and won't be posting as I go. I couldn't resist making the list for this. Of course, the books may change according to my mood, but the word pairs won't.


NBRC - Antonyms
Start Date 11/1/11 - 10/31/12
0/18

Pair A- Bride/Groom
1. Orchard Valley Grooms
2. The Untamed Bride
3. Bride Needs Groom

Orchard Valley Grooms by Debbie Macomber The Untamed Bride (Black Cobra Quartet, #1) by Stephanie Laurens Bride Needs Groom by Wendy Markham

Pair B- Moon/Sun
1. Moon Called
2. Jewels of the Sun

Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts

Pair C- Lady/Lord
1. Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish
2. Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows, #1)
3. Lord and Lady Spy

Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish (The Duke's Daughters, #1; Windham, #4) by Grace Burrowes Lord of the Vampires (Royal House of Shadows, #1) (Harlequin Nocturne, #119) by Gena Showalter Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen

Pair D- Sweet/Bitter
1. Sweet Surrender
2. Bitter Frost

Sweet Surrender (Sweet, #1) by Maya Banks Bitter Frost (Frost, #1) by Kailin Gow

Pair E- Night/Day
1. Give Me Tonight
2. Infinite Days

Give Me Tonight by Lisa Kleypas Infinite Days (Vampire Queen, #1) by Rebecca Maizel

Pair F- Boys/Girls
1. Good Girls Don't
2. Bad Boys Do

Good Girls Don't (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #1) by Victoria Dahl Bad Boys Do (Donovan Brothers Brewery, #2) by Victoria Dahl

Pair G- Choas/Harmony
1. Beautiful Chaos
2. After Dark (Harmony #1)

Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, #3) by Kami Garcia After Dark (Harmony, #1) by Jayne Castle

Pair H- Dark/Light
1. something in the Immortals After Dark series
2. The Lightkeeper's Daughter
3. Of Light and Darkness

The Lightkeeper's Daughter (Mercy Falls, #1) by Colleen Coble Of Light and Darkness (Of Light and Darkness #1) by Shayne Leighton

Pair I- You/Me
1. Someone Like You
2. Take a Chance on Me

Someone Like You (Los Lobos, #1) by Susan Mallery Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan


Cindy (eclecticfirefly) (eclecticfirefly) | 21 comments Gabrielle ~ Bhlack Benehvolence ~ wrote: "Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "**cough, cough, choke** Ummmmmm - I'm taking the Fifth......."

I'm sorry, but huh?"


Sorry Gabrielle - I was refering to the posts right above yours.....


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "Gabrielle ~ Bhlack Benehvolence ~ wrote: "Cindy (eclecticfirefly) wrote: "**cough, cough, choke** Ummmmmm - I'm taking the Fifth......."

I'm sorry, but huh?"

Sorry Gabrielle - I was refering..."


Oh that's alright, sorry about that.


message 47: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Sure, Gabrielle! Several people are starting in January. Welcome to the challenge.

People were responding to my response to Cindy about her question on if love/lust were opposites. ☺


Gabrielle Blaque/~Bhlack Benehvolence~ (werewolfgrl1) | 417 comments Cool! Thanks Lisa! I'll probably be posting around that time then!


message 49: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Loving the pairs I'm seeing.


message 50: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 4966 comments Dumb question? Do we have to read the opposites right after each other? Or, for example: can I read a Hot book then a Dog book, then a Cold book then a Cat book-if that makes any sense.

Or does it only count if I read it this way: Hot, Cold: Dog, Cat.


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