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message 1: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Same rules apply. Read as many or as few categories as you like based on silly/odd holidays.

March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme.

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book.

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works.

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Sherrie (last edited Feb 29, 2012 01:54PM) (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments 0/5 Finished

March is National Craft Month -

March 2 - Old Stuff Day -

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day -

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day -

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day


message 3: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Would Paula Marantz Cohen work for Middle Name day?


message 4: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
I'll take any author with 3 names. There is no good way to identify if it's a middle name or a two-part last name, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and any author with 3 names will count.


message 5: by Linda (last edited Mar 01, 2012 08:53AM) (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7219 comments I'm in! I lucked out and the book I'm planning to start tonight has a flower on the cover. Here is my plan for March.

National Craft Month - The Gourdmother

Old Stuff Day - A Caribbean Mystery

If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Hounded to Death

Middle Name Pride Day - The Hindenburg Murders

Plant a Flower Day - Killer Insight

The Gourdmother (A Gourd Craft Mystery, #1) by Maggie Bruce A Caribbean Mystery (Miss Marple #10) by Agatha Christie Hounded to Death by Melissa Cleary The Hindenburg Murders (Disaster Series, #2) by Max Allan Collins Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery, #4) by Victoria Laurie


message 6: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments ஐ Briansgirl "Book Sale Queen"ஐ wrote: "I'll take any author with 3 names. There is no good way to identify if it's a middle name or a two-part last name, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and any author with 3 names will count."

Great, thanks!


message 7: by Maria (new)

Maria Swan (scrittrice) | 68 comments ஐ Briansgirl "Book Sale Queen"ஐ wrote: "I'll take any author with 3 names. There is no good way to identify if it's a middle name or a two-part last name, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and any author with 3 names will count."

Hello, am I allowed to say my middle name is on my covers?
Maria Grazia Swan is like Mary Grace Swan, Briansgirl, you have one of my books...hint, hint.


message 8: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Grace Carroll uses her middle name as well.

Shoe Done It (An Accessories Mystery #1) by Grace Carroll


message 9: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments Sherrie wrote: "Grace Carroll uses her middle name as well.

Shoe Done It (An Accessories Mystery #1) by Grace Carroll"


But that was such an AWFUL book! :-)


message 10: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments Melodie wrote: "Sherrie wrote: "Grace Carroll uses her middle name as well.

Shoe Done It (An Accessories Mystery #1) by Grace Carroll"

But that was such an AWFUL book! :-)"


I haven't read it yet. I started on it last month and it started off boring and I lost interest. Maybe I'll try again for this challenge though.


message 11: by Sue (last edited Mar 23, 2012 12:42PM) (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments I'm in again.

March is National Craft Month -

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder 3/23 - it had been on my TBR since 11/09

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Pawing Through the Past 3/4

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Chopping Spree 3/11

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day


message 12: by Liora (last edited Mar 05, 2012 11:39AM) (new)

Liora (chinquapin) | 58 comments I'll join this one. Here are the books I hope to read in March

March in National Craft Month: A Stitch in Crime by Betty Hechtman
March 2 - Old Stuff Day: Cat on a Blue Monday by Carole Nelson Douglas
March 3 - If Pets had Thumbs Day: An Uninvited Ghost by E. J. Cooperman
March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day: Wish You Were Here by Rita Mae Brown
March 12 - Plant a Flower Day: Mind Your Own Beeswax by Hannah Reed

A Stitch in Crime (A Crochet Mystery, #4) by Betty Hechtman Cat on a Blue Monday (Midnight Louie, #3) by Carole Nelson Douglas An Uninvited Ghost (Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #2) by E.J. Copperman Wish You Were Here (Mrs. Murphy, #1) by Rita Mae Brown Mind Your Own Beeswax (Queen Bee, #2) by Hannah Reed


message 13: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Mar 09, 2012 11:46AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
1 / 5


National Craft Month
Old Stuff Day
If Pets Had Thumbs Day: A New Leash on Death by Susan Conant (03/05/2012 - ★★★★)
Middle Name Pride Day
Plant a Flower Day

A New Leash on Death (A Dog Lover's Mystery #1) by Susan Conant


message 14: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments 1/5 Done

1. Crafts: A Murderous Glaze by Melissa Glazer
2. Old Stuff: Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter 3/5 ★★★
3. Pets: A Harvest of Bones by Yasmine Galenorn
4. Middle Name: What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
5. Flowers: Acts of Violets by Kate Collins

A Murderous Glaze (Clay and Crime, #1) by Melissa Glazer Goody Goody Gunshots (A Candy Shop Mystery, #4) by Sammi Carter A Harvest of Bones (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #4) by Yasmine Galenorn What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen Acts of Violets (A Flower Shop Mystery, #5) by Kate Collins


message 15: by Naomi (last edited Apr 01, 2012 04:07AM) (new)

Naomi (tribalcat) | 306 comments 5/5 - DONE


March is National Craft Month - A Crafty Killing

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - The Big Four

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Classified as Murder

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Darkness on the Edge of Town

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - The Walled Flower


message 16: by Jane Reads (last edited Mar 10, 2012 09:10PM) (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments 1/5 completed


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme - A Real Basket Case, finished 3/10 - ★★★★

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery - To Hell in a Handbasket

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book - Desperate Housedogs

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works - Murder on the Ghost Walk

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title - Dearly Depotted

A Real Basket Case (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #1) by Beth Groundwater


message 17: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments 2/5 Done

1. Crafts: A Murderous Glaze by Melissa Glazer 3/12 ★★★
2. Old Stuff: Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter 3/5 ★★★
3. Pets: A Harvest of Bones by Yasmine Galenorn
4. Middle Name: What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen
5. Flowers: Acts of Violets by Kate Collins

A Murderous Glaze (Clay and Crime, #1) by Melissa Glazer Goody Goody Gunshots (A Candy Shop Mystery, #4) by Sammi Carter A Harvest of Bones (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #4) by Yasmine Galenorn What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen Acts of Violets (A Flower Shop Mystery, #5) by Kate Collins


message 18: by Jane Reads (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments 2/5 completed


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme - A Real Basket Case, finished 3/10 - ★★★★

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery - To Hell in a Handbasket, finished 3/13 - ★★★★

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book - Desperate Housedogs

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works - Murder on the Ghost Walk

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title - Dearly Depotted

A Real Basket Case (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #1) by Beth Groundwater To Hell in a Handbasket (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #2) by Beth Groundwater


message 19: by DJ =^^= (last edited Mar 14, 2012 04:07PM) (new)

DJ =^^= (debzee) | 145 comments March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme -

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery - Murder between the covers by Elaine Viets

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book - Curiosity killed the Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement finished

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title - Mum's the work by Kate Collins finished
Mum's the Word (A Flower Shop Mystery, #1) by Kate Collins Curiosity Killed the Cat Sitter (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery #1) by Blaize Clement Murder Between the Covers (Dead-End Job Mystery, #2) by Elaine Viets


message 20: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
Congrats, Kari


message 21: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Congrats, Kari!


message 22: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Yay Kari!


message 23: by Jane Reads (last edited Mar 24, 2012 07:30AM) (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments 4/5 completed


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme - A Real Basket Case, finished 3/10 - ★★★★

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery - To Hell in a Handbasket, finished 3/13 - ★★★★

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book - Desperate Housedogs

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works - Murder on the Ghost Walk, finished 3/21★★★

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title - Dearly Depotted - finished 3/24★★★

A Real Basket Case (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #1) by Beth Groundwater To Hell in a Handbasket (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #2) by Beth Groundwater Murder on the Ghost Walk (Magnolia Mysteries, #1) by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter Dearly Depotted (A Flower Shop Mystery, #3) by Kate Collins


message 24: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 25 comments Finished today...

March Mini Challenge
March is National Craft Month
By Hook or By Crook Betty Hechtman 3/15/12

March 2 - Old Stuff Day –
This Pen for Hire Laura Levine 3/25/12

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day –
Owls Well That Ends Well Donna Andrews 3/22/12

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day –
Tempest in the Tea Leaves Kari Lee Townsend 3/5/12

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day –
Flowerbed of State Dorothy St. James 3/11/12
By Hook or by Crook (A Crochet Mystery, #3) by Betty Hechtman This Pen For Hire (A Jaine Austen Mystery, #1) by Laura Levine Owls Well That Ends Well (Meg Langslow, #6) by Donna Andrews Tempest in the Tea Leaves (A Fortune Teller Mystery #1) by Kari Lee Townsend Flowerbed of State (A White House Gardener Mystery #1) by Dorothy St. James


message 25: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
Congrats, Margaret!


message 26: by Beth (new)

Beth | 616 comments Jane in SC wrote: "4/5 completed


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme - A Real Basket Case, finished 3/10 - ★★★★

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be r..."


Hi Jane,
Thanks so much for selecting my two Claire Hanover gift basket designer mysteries for your recent reads--and for the 4 star ratings! I'll be turning in the third manuscript in August and Midnight Ink will be releasing it in November, 2013. I hope you can wait that long for Claire's third adventure!


message 27: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Hooray Margaret!


message 28: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 25 comments Thank you!!


message 29: by Jane Reads (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments 5/5 completed!


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme - A Real Basket Case, finished 3/10 - ★★★★

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery - To Hell in a Handbasket, finished 3/13 - ★★★★

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book - Desperate Housedogs - finished 3/25 - ★★★★★

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works - Murder on the Ghost Walk, finished 3/21 - ★★★

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title - Dearly Depotted - finished 3/24 - ★★★

A Real Basket Case (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #1) by Beth Groundwater To Hell in a Handbasket (Claire Hanover, Gift Basket Designer, #2) by Beth Groundwater Desperate Housedogs (A Pampered Pets Mystery #1) by Sparkle Abbey Murder on the Ghost Walk (Magnolia Mysteries, #1) by Ellen Elizabeth Hunter Dearly Depotted (A Flower Shop Mystery, #3) by Kate Collins


message 30: by Jane Reads (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments Thanks, Kari!


message 31: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
Congrats, Jane!


message 32: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 25 comments Congrats Jane!


message 33: by Linda (last edited Mar 26, 2012 05:59AM) (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7219 comments Congrats to everyone who has finished so far!! I got to join you all over the weekend when I finished up my last book.


National Craft Month - The Gourdmother 3/7/12

Old Stuff Day - A Caribbean Mystery 3/24/12

If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Hounded to Death 3/12/12

Middle Name Pride Day - The Hindenburg Murders 3/19/12

Plant a Flower Day - Killer Insight 3/3/12

The Gourdmother (A Gourd Craft Mystery, #1) by Maggie Bruce A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie Hounded to Death by Melissa Cleary The Hindenburg Murders (Disaster Series, #2) by Max Allan Collins Killer Insight (Psychic Eye Mystery, #4) by Victoria Laurie


message 34: by Margaret (new)

Margaret | 25 comments Congrats Linda!


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

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
Congrats, Linda


message 36: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Yay Jane & Linda!


message 37: by Nell (new)

Nell | 1157 comments March is National Craft Month - Dire Threads by Janet Bolin √
Old Stuff Day - But I Wouldn't Want To Die There by Nancy Pickard √
If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Murder Past Due by Miranda James √
Middle Name Pride Day - Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend √
Plant a Flower Day - Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen√

Tempest in the Tea Leaves (A Fortune Teller Mystery #1) by Kari Lee Townsend Dire Threads (Threadville Mystery, #1) by Janet Bolin Murder Past Due (A Cat in the Stacks Mystery, #1) by Miranda James Naughty in Nice (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #5) by Rhys Bowen But I Wouldn't Want To Die There (Jenny Cain, #8) by Nancy Pickard


message 38: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
Congrats, Nell!


message 39: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Congrats Nell!


message 40: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments Just realized I had books to fill out this challenge!

5 of 5 DONE 3/26/12


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme. Death of a Kitchen Diva by Lee HollisDONE 3/22/12

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - Read your oldest TBR (to be read) Cozy Mystery Innocent in Death by J.D. RobbDONE 3/9/12

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book. Due or Die by Jenn McKinlayDONE 3/25/12

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day - Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works. Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn BarnesDONE 3/13/12

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title. Cat's Claw by Susan Wittig AlbertDONE 3/26/12

Death of a Kitchen Diva by Lee Hollis, Innocent in Death (In Death, #24) by J.D. Robb, Due or Die (Library Lover's Mystery, #2) by Jenn McKinlay, Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Cat's Claw (China Bayles, #20) by Susan Wittig Albert



message 41: by Kimmie (new)

Kimmie (thatkimmiegirl) | 100 comments Done (4 out of 5 anyway)
National Craft Month - A Murdeous Yarn ** - First book in this series I didn't really like.
Old Stuff Day - A Bad Day for Sorry ****
If Pets Had Thumbs Day - A Midsummer Night's Scream ***
Middle Name Pride Day - Ghost a la Mode **** - Really good
Kimmie


A Murderous Yarn (A Needlecraft Mystery, #5) by Monica Ferris A Bad Day for Sorry (Bad Day, #1) by Sophie Littlefield A Midsummer Night's Scream (Jane Jeffry, #15) by Jill Churchill Ghost a la Mode (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian


message 42: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Congrats to all the finishers!!


message 43: by Linda (new)

Linda B | 200 comments March 2012 Mini Challenge
5/5 Done

1. Craft:A Murderous Glaze by Melissa Glazer 3/17/12 ***
2. Old Stuff:High Heels are Murder by Elaine Viets 3/9/12 ***
3. Animals:Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton 3/13/12 ****
4. Middle Name:Death Threads by Elizabeth Lynn Casey 3/24/12 ****
5. Flower:Night of the Living Dandelion by Kate Collins 3/29/12 *****


A Murderous Glaze (Clay and Crime, #1) by Melissa Glazer High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, #2) by Elaine Viets Death of a Kingfisher (Hamish Macbeth, #28) by M.C. Beaton Death Threads by Elizabeth Lynn Casey Night of the Living Dandelion (A Flower Shop Mystery, #11) by Kate Collins


message 44: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Congrats to all the finishers!!

5/5 Done Yay!

1. Crafts: A Murderous Glaze by Melissa Glazer 3/12 ★★★
2. Old Stuff: Goody Goody Gunshots by Sammi Carter 3/5 ★★★
3. Pets: A Harvest of Bones by Yasmine Galenorn 3/24 ★★★★
4. Middle Name: What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen 3/30 ★★★
5. Flowers: Acts of Violets by Kate Collins 3/20 ★★★★★

A Murderous Glaze (Clay and Crime, #1) by Melissa Glazer Goody Goody Gunshots (A Candy Shop Mystery, #4) by Sammi Carter A Harvest of Bones (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #4) by Yasmine Galenorn What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen Acts of Violets (A Flower Shop Mystery, #5) by Kate Collins


message 45: by Sue (new)

Sue (suetinge) | 622 comments Congrats to everyone who finished!


message 46: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 17692 comments Mod
A little late posting this, but March ended on a bit of a low note and not much reading done.


March is National Craft Month - Read a book with any crafting theme.
Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee (needle work)

March 2 - Old Stuff Day: Read your oldest TBR Cozy Mystery
Twin Killing by Marshall Cook (I had a feeling this was my oldest TBR mystery. Unfortunately, I did not finish before the end of the month, due to events out of my control.)

March 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day: Read any book with an animal on the cover, in the title, or is a significant character in the book.
The Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts (Hairy the Rabbit)

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day: Read any author who uses their middle name on their published works.
A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day: Read any book with a flower on the cover or in the title.
Dirty Rotten Tendrils by Kate Collins

Stitch Me Deadly (An Embroidery Mystery, #2) by Amanda Lee Twin Killing by Marshall Cook The Remains of the Dead (A Ghost Dusters Mystery #1) by Wendy Roberts A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott Dirty Rotten Tendrils (A Flower Shop Mystery, #10) by Kate Collins


message 47: by Christy (new)

Christy Brannen (murdermostbritish) | 100 comments I somehow missed the original posting of this challenge, and have not participated in one before, so didn't know what to look for...but I got 5/5 done (with a little fudging on the middle name entry) anyway...just by happenstance

GOOD READS- March Mini-Challenge

March is National Craft Month - Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris 3/18/12

March 2 - Old Stuff Day - The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen 3/27/12

Mar 3 - If Pets Had Thumbs Day - The Chocolate Bear Bulgary by Joanna Carl 3/29/12

March 10 - Middle Name Pride Day -closest I got was middle initials...Man of Gold by HRF Keating 3/1/12

March 12 - Plant a Flower Day - Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington 3/12/12

Unraveled Sleeve (A Needlecraft Mystery, #4) by Monica Ferris The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen The Chocolate Bear Burglary (A Chocoholic Mystery #2) by JoAnna Carl The Man of Gold by H.R.F. Keating Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington


message 48: by Donna (last edited Apr 11, 2012 10:53PM) (new)

Donna | 27 comments Finally posting my list-I'm such a procrastinator!

Craft Month A Real Basket Case by Beth Groundwater

Old Stuff Day Paper, Scissors, Death by Joanna Campbell-Slan

Pets Sleight of Paw by Sofie Kelly

Middle Name Day The Tale of Applebeck Orchard by Susan Wittig Albert

Plant a Flower Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay


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