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message 1: by Lisa Kay (last edited Mar 02, 2012 01:25AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) As Easy As...1-2-3! (March) Monthly-Mini Challenge


(I hope you don't mind I posted this Liz.)

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This challenge will be an ongoing monthly mini-challenge to keep us all motivated to start, (and then continue), some of the many series in our TBR.

Rules:

1) You must read one of each; a 1st, 2nd, and a 3rd book in a series.

2) Any genre of series is acceptable.

3) 'Half-step' short-stories (i.e., shorts in anthologies), do not count.
**For uniformity, the numbering on GR will be the judge of this.**

4) Rereads do count.


message 2: by Lisa Kay (last edited Apr 10, 2012 07:19AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) I'm in, of course.

TLC - ‘As Easy As...1-2-3!’ - March

I'll see if I can do this thrice. I'll also take a page out of Dawn's book and go to four five once.

5/5 - Done!

1. Nicki Glass, #1
Dark Descendant, by Jenna Black ★★★★✩ Library PB 3/13
2. Amelia Peabody, #2
The Curse of the Pharaohs, by Elizabeth Peters ★★★✩✩ OneClickDigital 3/18
3. Alpha & Omega, #3
Fair Game, by Patricia Briggs ★★★★★ & a Wow! HC 3/6
4. Mercy Thompson, #4
Bone Crossed, by Patricia Briggs ★★★★✩ OneClickDigital 3/3
5. Mercy Thompson, #5
Silver Borne, by Patricia Briggs ★★★★½ OD audio 3/5
Dark Descendant (Nikki Glass, #1) by Jenna Black The Curse of the Pharaohs (Amelia Peabody, #2) by Elizabeth Peters Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs Silver Borne (Mercedes Thompson, #5) by Patricia Briggs


3/3 - Done!

1. The Infernal Devices, #1
Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare ★★★★★ audible.com 03/01 (started in Feb.)
2. Friday Harbor, #2
Rainshadow Road, by Lisa Kleypas ★★★★★ audible.com 3/3 “buddy read” (re-read)
3. Texas Trilogy, #3
Texas Splendor, by Lorraine Heath ★★★★★ HC 3/3
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas Texas Destiny, Texas Glory, Texas Splendor by Lorraine Heath


2/3

1. Whispering Mountain,#1
Texas Rain, by Jodi Thomas ★★★★✩ OneClickDigital 3/18 “buddy read”
2. Pink Carnation, #2
The Masque of the Black Tulip, by Lauren Willig ★★★★★ Library-CDs 3/29 “buddy read”
3.Psy-Changeling, #3
Caressed By Ice, by Nalini Singh (PB)
Texas Rain (Whispering Mountain, #1) by Jodi Thomas The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig Caressed By Ice (Psy-Changeling, #3) by Nalini Singh


Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) I am in. I have a slew of 1sts and 2nds to read this month so I will post my list as I complete them... and when I find that ever elusive 3rd book.


message 4: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Yeah, I'm thrilled I have two #3 this month, Dawn. ☺


message 5: by ~Leslie~ (last edited Mar 31, 2012 02:14PM) (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) I'm in for this, Lisa Kay!

Duration: 3/1/12 - 3/31/12

21/21

First in a Series
1.Dragon Kin Dragon Actually 3/12/12 ***1/2 stars
2. Montgomery The Black Lyon 3/7/12 ***1/2 stars
3. William Marshall The Greatest Knight 3/31/12 **** stars
4. Heart of the Wolf Heart of the Wolf 3/25/12 **1/2 stars
5. Outcast Season Undone 3/21/2012 ****1/2 stars
6. Highlands The Pride of Lions 3/20/12 ****1/2 stars
7. Fever Darkfever 3/15/12 **** stars
8. The Drake Chronicles Hearts at Stake 3/26/12 *** stars
9. Only Only His 3/5/12 **** stars
10. MacKinnon's Rangers Surrender 3/23/12 **** stars
11. Pride The Mane Event 3/3/12 *** stars
12. Darkest London Firelight 3/27/12 ***** stars
13. A Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Dance of the Winnebagos 3/9/12 **** stars
14. Elemental Mysteries Book A Hidden Fire 3/17/12 ****1/2 stars
15. Chicagoland Vampires Some Girls Bite 3/27/12 *** stars
16. Inn BoonsBoro The Next Always 3/13/12 **** stars
17.Out of Time Out of Time 3/29/12 *** stars

Second in a Series
1. Arcane Society White Lies 3/15/12 **** stars
2. Friday Harbor Rainshadow Road 3/22/12 **** stars

Third in a Series
1. Guardians of Eternity Darkness Everlasting 3/6/12 ***1/2 stars
2. Nightwalkers Elijah 3/16/12 ****1/2 stars
3. Kate Daniels Magic Strikes 3/8/12 ***** stars

READ

The Mane Event (Pride, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels, #3) by Ilona Andrews Only His (Only Series, #1) by Elizabeth Lowell The Black Lyon (Montgomery, #1) by Jude Deveraux Darkness Everlasting (Guardians of Eternity, #3) by Alexandra Ivy Dance of the Winnebagos (A Jackrabbit Junction Mystery #1) by Ann Charles Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken Undone (Outcast Season, #1) by Rachel Caine Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning The Pride of Lions (Highlands, #1) by Marsha Canham The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro, #1) by Nora Roberts White Lies (Arcane Society, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz Elijah (Nightwalkers, #3) by Jacquelyn Frank A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries Book #1) by Elizabeth Hunter Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1) by Pamela Clare Heart of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #1) by Terry Spear Hearts at Stake (The Drake Chronicles, #1) by Alyxandra Harvey The Greatest Knight (William Marshall #1) by Elizabeth Chadwick Firelight (Darkest London, #1) by Kristen Callihan Out of Time by Monique Martin


message 6: by Dana (last edited Mar 01, 2012 03:01PM) (new)

Dana (erato) Helping out is always appreciated. :) Thank you!

I'm in too!

'As Easy As 1-2-3!!!' Monthly Mini Challenge
Duration:
March 1st to 31st, 2012
Read: 0/3

1st: Slave to Sensation
2nd: Visions of Heat
3rd: TBD
Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1) by Nalini Singh Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh


message 7: by southpaw285 (last edited Mar 01, 2012 07:11PM) (new)

southpaw285 I love the idea of this challenge. Please count me in.


Southpaw's TLC As Easy as 1-2-3 Challenge - March 2012
Duration: 03/01/12 - 03/31/12

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
2. Birds of a Feather
3.Latte Trouble

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke -- Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear -- Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3) by Cleo Coyle


message 8: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Great, Leslie, Dana, & southpaw!


message 9: by Zakiya (last edited Mar 24, 2012 10:01AM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) So excited! I think this month I'll have more time to read, but I'm going to aim for one round at a time just to be sure :)

Round I: 2/3

1. Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherine Fisher DONE 9/3/2012
2. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins
3. Tunnels of Blood (Cirque Du Freak, #3) by Darren Shan DONE 19/3/2012

Round II: 1/3

1. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins DONE 23/3/2012
2. Sapphique (Incarceron, #2) by Catherine Fisher
3.


message 10: by Barbara ★ (last edited Mar 15, 2012 03:23PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments Wow I even have a couple #4 for this month. Now let's see if I actually get around to reading them.

READ: 4/4 (1 each)
Challenge COMPLETE! Now to see how many more I will read.

1st The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, #1) by Angie Fox 3/4 Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1) by Jacqueline Carey 3/11 Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1) by Jude Deveraux 3/15 The Mournful Teddy (A Bear Collector's Mystery #1) by John J. Lamb Raziel (The Fallen, #1) by Kristina Douglas Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1) by Lynn Viehl

2nd Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic, #2) by Patricia C. Wrede 3/3 Divine By Choice (Partholon, #2) by P.C. Cast 3/5 Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater 3/4 Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart 3/10 Crazy Cool (Steele Street #2) by Tara Janzen

3rd A Red Herring Without Mustard (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #3) by Alan Bradley 3/10 Leader of the Pack (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #3) by Karen MacInerney 3/8 Legacy of Stone (Les Gargouillen #3) by Vickie Taylor 3/7

4th The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4) by Kerrelyn Sparks 3/12 Witch Fury (Elemental Witches, #4) by Anya Bast


message 11: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Zakiya wrote: "So excited! I think this month I'll have more time to read..."

That's neat, Zakiya!


message 12: by Lisa Kay (last edited Mar 02, 2012 10:19AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Oh, those look good, Barbaba! I've been meaning to start the Elemental Witches series. I had the first book forever. And I ♥ Flavia! LOL!


message 13: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) Oh, Zakiya! Let me know what you think of Incarceron. It's on my TBR and I'm getting pretty good responses from patrons at the library.


message 14: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I'm almost done with it, and I can vouch that it's SOOO good! I'm going to get the second ASAP.


message 15: by southpaw285 (new)

southpaw285 Southpaw's TLC As Easy as 1-2-3 Challenge - March 2012
Duration: 03/01/12 - 03/31/12

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
✔2. Birds of a Feather==03.04.12****
3.Latte Trouble

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke -- Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear -- Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3) by Cleo Coyle


message 16: by Lisa Kay (last edited Mar 04, 2012 10:17AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Updated Post #2 = 1/5 & 0/3 & 3/3


message 17: by Susan (new)

Susan 1/3 Complete:
1. Dark Time Mortal Path by Dakota Banks 3/4

Dark Time (Mortal Path, #1) by Dakota Banks


message 18: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Lisa Kay wrote: "Updated Post #2 = 1/5 & 0/3 & 3/3"

Go, Lisa Kay! :D


message 19: by Dana (new)

Dana (erato) WTG Lisa Kay! :)


message 20: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Thanks, Zakiya & Dana!


message 21: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) Updated Post #5

3/16 firsts 0/2 seconds 2/3 thirds


message 22: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Great reading, Leslie! :D


message 23: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Updated Post #2 = 2/5 & 1/3 & 3/3


message 24: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Oh, those look good, Barbaba! I've been meaning to start the Elemental Witches series. I had the first book forever. And I ♥ Flavia! LOL!"

I've loved them all and for some reason haven't got to #4 yet. I'm determined to read it this month. :)


message 25: by southpaw285 (new)

southpaw285 This was fun! I might try to do it again before the month is out.

Southpaw's TLC As Easy as 1-2-3 Challenge - March 2012
Duration: 03/01/12 - 03/31/12

✔1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder==03.04.12***
✔2. Birds of a Feather==03.04.12****
✔3. Latte Trouble==03.10.12

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #1) by Joanne Fluke -- Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear -- Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3) by Cleo Coyle

Challenge completed 03/10/12


message 26: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Congrats, southpaw! It is fun! ☺


message 27: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) Thanks everyone! Updated Post #5

And Lisa Kay, I still can't figure out how to do the updated post as a link. I know you've told me and my crazy brain cannot interpret the directions correctly. So frustrating!!


message 28: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) That is okay, Leslie! No pressure. Here, Leslie, this is yours. Just copy and paste and it should work. If you want...

<a href="http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/8...Post #5


message 29: by Zakiya (last edited Mar 16, 2012 02:28PM) (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Post 9: Added a Round II! :D Just now realized that I have two weeklong readathons this month, so I'm going to aim for a little bit more.


message 30: by Dawn (Kat N Hat) (new)

Dawn (Kat N Hat) (katnhat) Yay I got it done early this month! I think I might even get another one done!


1. The Trouble With Spells, Lacey Weatherford 3/17/12
2. Hallowed, Cynthia Hand 3/2/12
3. No Rest for the Wicked, Kresley Cole 3/7/12


message 31: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Congrats, Dawn!


message 32: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Congrats, Dawn!


message 33: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Updated Post #2 = 5/5 & 3/3 & 0/3


message 34: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments READ: 8/4 (2 each)
Challenge COMPLETE! Now to see how many more I will read.

1st The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayer, #1) by Angie Fox 3/4 Santa Olivia (Santa Olivia, #1) by Jacqueline Carey 3/11 Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1) by Jude Deveraux 3/15 The Mournful Teddy (A Bear Collector's Mystery #1) by John J. Lamb Raziel (The Fallen, #1) by Kristina Douglas Shadowlight (Kyndred, #1) by Lynn Viehl

2nd Across the Great Barrier (Frontier Magic, #2) by Patricia C. Wrede 3/3 Divine By Choice (Partholon, #2) by P.C. Cast 3/5 Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater 3/4 Merry, Merry Ghost (Bailey Ruth, #2) by Carolyn Hart 3/10 Crazy Cool (Steele Street #2) by Tara Janzen 3/19

3rd A Red Herring Without Mustard (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #3) by Alan Bradley 3/10 Leader of the Pack (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #3) by Karen MacInerney 3/8 Legacy of Stone (Les Gargouillen #3) by Vickie Taylor 3/7

4th The Undead Next Door (Love at Stake, #4) by Kerrelyn Sparks 3/12 Witch Fury (Elemental Witches, #4) by Anya Bast 3/17


message 35: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 2521 comments "Lisa Kay wrote: "Oh, those look good, Barbara! I've been meaning to start the Elemental Witches series. I had the first book forever."

Barbara wrote: I've loved them all and for some reason haven't got to #4 yet. I'm determined to read it this month. :)"


I should have listened to my gut and skipped book 4 altogether. It was horrible see review here if interested.


message 36: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Thanks for the "warning", Barbara! ☺


message 37: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) Updated Post #5

14/21

I DID IT!! So proud of myself. Thanks, Lisa Kay:=}


message 38: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Woohoo!!!! Great reading, Leslie! :D


message 39: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Congrats, Leslie!


message 40: by Susan (new)

Susan 3/3 Complete:
1. Dark Time Mortal Path by Dakota Banks 3/4
2. High Heels are Murder by Elaine Viets 3/15
3. Dolly Departed by Deb Baker 3/22

Dark Time (Mortal Path, #1) by Dakota Banks High Heels are Murder (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, #2) by Elaine Viets Dolly Departed (Dolls to Die For Mystery, #3) by Deb Baker


message 41: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Congrats, Susan!


message 42: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Way to go, Susan!


message 43: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) Updated Post #5
18/21


message 44: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Updated Post #2 = 5/5 & 3/3 & 2/3
Doesn't look like I'll get the last one done... still, I did pretty well. And I had fun! ☺


message 45: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) COMPLETED 21/21 !!! Breathing fast!
Thanks Lisa Kay, great challenge.


message 46: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) Congrats, Leslie! LOL!


message 47: by Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos), Group Creator (new)

Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 3560 comments Mod
WTG to everyone who finished


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