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message 1: by mussolet (last edited Sep 22, 2012 12:14AM) (new)

mussolet (sovotchka) | 606 comments I'm in for the Seychelles.
Germany sadly doesn't fit with what I have to read. I might pick Germany after I'm almost done with the Seychelles, though.

Quarterly Spell-Out
July 1, 2012 - Sept 30, 2012
Progress: 10/10

S **** Sage, Angie - Magyk
E ** Elfenkind by Inka-Gabriela Schmidt
Y **** A Year In Provence - Peter Mayle
C ***** Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur - Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I
H **** Heather Hepler - The Cupcake Queen
E *** Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women by Nancy Madore, Aug 1
L **** Leanna Renee Hieber - The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
L ***** Lyra by Christoph Marzi, Aug 26
E ***** Erin Morgenstern - The Night Circus, Sept 06
S **** Sage, Angie - Flyte

*~*~* COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 22 *~*~*

Magyk (Septimus Heap, #1) by Angie Sage Elfenkind by Inka-Gabriela Schmidt A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I by Arthur Conan Doyle The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler Enchanted Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women by Nancy Madore The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber Lyra by Christoph Marzi The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage


message 2: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) I'm going to do IRELAND!! It's where my mom's mom is from. :)


message 3: by Ashley (last edited Sep 17, 2012 08:27PM) (new)

Ashley My Great-Grandmother was Dutch, so I will be doing the Netherlands. You would know when she was mad...She'd start yelling in Dutch and no one knew what she was saying!

July - Septemter Quarter Spell
Duration: 7/1/12 - 9/30/12
8/11 Completed

N - Night Road: Kristin Hannah 7/18/12
E - Evanovich Janet: Wicked Appetite 7/19/12
T
H - Holmes Steena: Finding Emma7/11/12
E - Elly Griffiths: The Crossing Places7/5/12
R - The Rose Garden 9/15/12
L - Love Unfinished: Darian Wilk 8/23/12
A - Always the Baker Never the Bride: Sandra D. Bricker 7/2/12
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SSoulless 9/6/12


message 4: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments I used this to help me decide on a country without cheating and picking a small one that had the letters I wanted in it. The second country it gave me was participating in the olympics so that's the country I'll do.

V Vampire Academy
E Eragon
N Nevermore: The Final Maximum Ride Adventure
E Eldest
Z Z for Zachariah
U Ultraviolet
E
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A And Then There Were None

Completed 0/9


message 5: by Barb (last edited Aug 05, 2012 08:54PM) (new)

Barb Just to be different, I'm going to do Honduras. No family connection, I've never been there, doubt I'll ever go there, but it has a nice variety of letters to choose from :)


PROGRESS: 8/8

H - Letter From Home, by Carolyn Hart, finished 7/20
O - One Good Dog (audio), by Susan Wilson, finished 7/16
N - The Neighbors Are Watching, by Debra Ginsberg, finished 7/3
D - Saving Faith, by David Baldacci, finished 7/9
U - Hand of Fate, by Michael Underwood, finished 8/4
R - A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway series #4), by Elly Griffiths, finished 7/9
A - Alpine for You (Passport to Peril series #1), by Maddy Hunter, finished 7/5
S - Seating Arrangements, by Maggie Shipstead, finished 7/1


Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead   The Neighbors Are Watching A Novel by Debra Ginsberg   Alpine for You (Passport to Peril, #1) by Maddy Hunter   A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths   Saving Faith by David Baldacci   One Good Dog by Susan Wilson   Letter From Home by Carolyn Hart


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/4 *****




message 6: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 766 comments Can I do more than 1 country?


message 7: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 766 comments Actually I don´t need two anymoore!

This is my plan:

B Bloodrose
O One Moment, One Morning
T Torn
S Switched
W Wolfsbane
A Asking for Trouble
N Nightshade
A Ascend

(Nightshade and Trylle series)


message 8: by Barb (new)

Barb Sarajayne wrote: "Barb wrote: "Just to be different, I'm going to do Honduras. No family connection, I've never been there, doubt I'll ever go there, but it has a nice variety of letters to choose from :)

I chose Madagascar because I like the movies lol! "


Oh but ... all those As! LOL


message 9: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 766 comments I chose Botswana because it fitted the books I wanted to read! :) But I´m in trouble if it turn out I don´t like either of those series!


message 10: by mussolet (last edited Jun 18, 2012 11:27AM) (new)

mussolet (sovotchka) | 606 comments Barb wrote: "Sarajayne wrote: "Barb wrote: "Just to be different, I'm going to do Honduras. No family connection, I've never been there, doubt I'll ever go there, but it has a nice variety of letters to choose ..."

All those A's ... that's what I thought as well :). There will come a day in these spell challenges when we run out of vowels.

I used Johanna's tactic, too. Looked at books I want / need to read, and fitted in a country.


message 11: by Barb (new)

Barb SilverRaindrops wrote: "There will come a day in these spell challenges when we run out of vowels."

We need to encourage authors to write more books with titles beginning with vowels :) And find authors whose names start with vowels too!


message 12: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3971 comments Lilac will be leading this challenge. Thank you, Lilac!


message 13: by Gina (last edited Jul 22, 2012 09:08PM) (new)

Gina Gina's CRC 3rd Quarter Spell Out-Olympics
7/1/12-9/30/12
8/11 COMPLETE

N- The Next Always by Nora Roberts- FINISHED 7/18/12
E- J.T. Ellison - A Deeper Darkness- FINISHED 7/2/12
T- Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson- FINISHED 7/6/12
H- Home Front by Kristin Hannah
E- Erin McCarthy - The Pregnancy Test- FINISHED 7/8/12
R- Rebecca Coleman by The Kingdom of Childhood- FINISHED 7/3/12
L
A- Andrew Vachss- Safe House- FINISHED 7/9/12
N
D- Dorothy Koomson - The Ice Cream Girls- FINISHED 7/5/12
S- Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable- FINISHED 7/11/12


message 14: by Lilac (last edited Jul 03, 2012 12:06PM) (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Participants

Amanda - 0/5
Ashley - 0/11
Barb - 0/8
Chelsea - 0/7
Cherie - 0/10
Diana S - 0/15
Gina - 0/11
Helen - 0/7
Jessica Ann - 0/9
Johanna - 0/8
Kara - 0/9
Lilac - 0/9
Natalia - 0/8
Rachel - 0/5
Sarajayne - 0/10
Sharon - 0/6
Shelly - 1/8
SilverRaindrops - 0/10
Trevor - 0/7


message 15: by Chelsea (last edited Aug 25, 2012 07:02AM) (new)


message 16: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Welcome to the challenge Chelsea! :)


message 17: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I'm in!

I chose Spain. (This is only the 2nd challenge i've ever signed up for, so i'm starting easy lol)

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0/5 Completed


message 18: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (sharint) | 739 comments I'd like to chose Australia - but there are so many vowells! I'll go with this one instead. Want to visit both places some day.

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message 19: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Welcome to the challenge Sharon and Rachel. I hope you enjoy finding all the book you'll need :)


message 20: by Diana S (last edited Sep 26, 2012 06:28AM) (new)

Diana S | 55 comments 2012 Summer Olympics 3rd Quarter Challenge
Duration: 7/1/12 -9/30/12
Countries Pick: 4
Books Read: 13/20
Updated: 9/26/12


Countries at the Olympics

Cuba - 2/4 Books

Coyote Moon by John A. Miller (7/26/12)
U
Butterfly's Daughter (The) by Mary Alice Monroe
(7/18/12)
A

The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe Coyote Moon by John A. Miller

Egypt - 4/5 Books

Edgerton, Clyde - Walking Across Egypt (7/5/12)
Green,John - The Fault in Our Stars (9/3/12)
Y
Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanona Bennett (9/14/12)
Tiger's Wife (The) by Tea Obreht (7/21/12)

Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Vanora Bennett

Turkey - 4/6 Books

Treasure Map of Boys (The) by e. lockhart
U
Richard Gwyn's The Color of A Dog Running Away (9/25/12)
Kristin Levine's The Lions of Little Rock (9/5/12)
E. Lockhart's The Boy Book (9/22/12)
Y

The Treasure Map of Boys Noel, Jackson, Finn, Hutch, Gideon—and me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #3) by E. Lockhart The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine The Boy Book A Study of Habits and Behaviors, Plus Techniques for Taming Them (Ruby Oliver, #2) by E. Lockhart The Color of A Dog Running Away by Richard Gwyn

Spain - (3/5 Books)

Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (The) by Stephenie Meyer (7/10/12)
P
Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat (9/24/12)
I
Next Thing on My List (The) by Jill Smolinski (7/8/12)

The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight, #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer The Vampire Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles, #2) by Anne Rice


message 21: by Natalia (last edited Jul 12, 2012 04:45AM) (new)

Natalia | 74 comments I am in and going to spell out my home country.

S - Sara Gruen - Water for Elephants - July 10
L
O
V
A
K
I - Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Harriet Jacobs - July 12
A


Completed: 2/8


message 22: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3971 comments I'll start with one. Maybe I'll add more later, but I sure learned my lesson with LAKE MICHIGAN in Q2. :)

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G
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N
T
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N
A

COMPLETED: 0/9


message 23: by Helen (last edited Jul 04, 2012 12:39PM) (new)

Helen (bookreader1211) | 3 comments I'm in! Spelling out Vietnam. (:


2012 Summer Olympics - 3rd Quarter Challenge
7/1/2012 - 9/30/2012

V - Vandal Love: A Novel by Deni Y. Bechard
I - The Iron King by Julie Kagawa July 3
E - East of Eden by John Steinbeck
T - The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
N - No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
A - Ashfall by Mike Mullin
M - The Mermaid's Madness by Jim C. Hines

1/7 COMPLETE


message 24: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Welcome to the challenge everyone. I hope you'll all finish and have fun reading :)


message 25: by Cherie (last edited Jul 20, 2012 04:49AM) (new)

Cherie  (cheriereads) I'm gonna go with Mozambique. It's got those hard to find letters that I need for some other challenges anyway so this will be the kick in the pants I need to get them done. :)

M - Richelle Mead / Vampire Academy = 7/18/12
O - Lauren Oliver / Delirium = 7/19/12
Z
A
M
B
I - I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb = 7/8/12
Q
U - Lisa Unger / Black Out = 7/1/12
E

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1) by Richelle Mead.Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver.I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb.Black Out by Lisa Unger




message 26: by mussolet (new)

mussolet (sovotchka) | 606 comments Cherie wrote: "I'm gonna go with Mozambique. It's got those hard to find letters that I need for some other challenges anyway so this will be the kick in the pants I need to get them done. :)"


WOW. That is brave!


message 27: by Barb (new)

Barb Cherie wrote: "I'm gonna go with Mozambique. It's got those hard to find letters that I need for some other challenges anyway so this will be the kick in the pants I need to get them done. :)"

And won't it feel great to knock off two -- or more? -- challenges in one swoop? LOL


message 28: by JessicaAnn (last edited Jul 06, 2012 03:53PM) (new)

JessicaAnn Lillis (jeskalillis) 2012 Summer Olympics - 3rd Quarter Challenge
7/1/2012 - 9/30/2012


COSTA RICA 2/9

C Chime/Franny Billingsley (7/5/12)
O
S
T
A The Adoration of Jenna Fox/Mary E. Pearson
R Between Shades of Gray/Ruta Sepetys (7/1/12)
I
C
A


message 29: by Shelly (last edited Jul 25, 2012 11:54AM) (new)

Shelly Bretheim (shellybre) 2012 Summer Olympics - 3rd Quarter Challenge
7/1/2012 - 9/30/2012

7/8 Complete

P Ridley Pearson wrote Disney at Dawn July 1
O Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly July 23
R Nora Roberts wroteVision in White July 3
T Thirteen Reasons Why July 7
U
G The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths July 28
A Agatha Christie wrote Postern of Fate July 5
L The Lovely Bones July 20


message 30: by Amanda (last edited Jul 06, 2012 04:43PM) (new)

Amanda Johnson (moontide) Well I took over an hour to find a country that had books from my list and has a even variety of teen and adult books, and of course was 6 letters or less.

S- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margret Stohl July 4
P- Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk July 5
A- Winter Girls by Laurie Halse Anderson
I- Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
N- The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

2/5 Completed


message 31: by Lilac (last edited Jul 07, 2012 09:18AM) (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Participants

Amanda - 2/5
Ashley - 0/11
Barb - 2/8
Carrie - 0/5
Cathy - 0/4
Chelsea - 0/7
Cherie - 0/10
Diana S - 0/15
Gina - 4/11
Helen - 1/7
Jessica - 2/9
Johanna - 0/8
Kara - 1/9
Lilac - 0/9
Lori - 0/6
Melanie - 0/7
Natalia - 0/8
Rachel - 0/5
Sarajayne - 0/10
Sharon - 0/6
Shelly - 3/8
Silverraindrops - 2/10
Trevor - 0/7


message 32: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) I have no idea what i am doing, the library will determine that


message 33: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 04, 2012 07:28AM) (new)

I am in for CANADA --

C CHARLES HARBER - THE ART OF FIELDING
A ARGUABLY -- SELECTED ESSAYS -- CHRISTOPHER HITCHONS
N Nine Parts Of Desire - Geraldine Brooks
A ALAN BRENNERT - MOLOKA'I
D DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS : HOW TO DISCUSS WHAT MATTERS MOST -- DOUGLAS STONE
A AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN YOU : ANTHONY ROBBINS


message 34: by Carrie (last edited Aug 23, 2012 06:03AM) (new)

Carrie (carrie_s) | 130 comments I'm in for Haiti! I chose Haiti because it fit in with a few books on my TR list. (And it's a short country . . .) This is my first challenge, so please be sure to let me know if I'm doing anything wrong. :-)

H: Half-Blood Blues Esi Edugyan - Finished 8/21/12 ****
A: Amy and Isabelle Elizabeth Strout - Finished 7/14/12 ****
I: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot - Finished 7/8/12 *****
T: The Tortilla Curtain T.C. Boyle - Finished 8/4/12 ***
I: I, Robot Isaac Asimov -- Finished 7/23/12 ***


message 35: by Melanie (new)

Melanie (melaniebopp) I'm going to go with Austria! Yay genealogical reading choices!


message 36: by Shelly (new)

Shelly Bretheim (shellybre) Updated #35. I have completed 3/8


message 37: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Wow, well done! You might finish this challenge this month! :)


message 38: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) Carrie wrote: "I'm in for Haiti! I chose Haiti because it fit in with a few books on my TR list. (And it's a short country . . .) This is my first challenge, so please be sure to let me know if I'm doing anything..."

Looks good, Carrie! Those are some good choices. I may read I, Robot for my 'I' as well.


message 39: by Kara, TBR Twins (last edited Jul 06, 2012 09:20AM) (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3971 comments I'm definitely reading I, Robot for one of my Is. Do I smell a buddy read?


message 40: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) Good idea, Kara. I own it so any time you guys want to do it is fine by me.


message 41: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (carrie_s) | 130 comments Trevor wrote: "Carrie wrote: "I'm in for Haiti! I chose Haiti because it fit in with a few books on my TR list. (And it's a short country . . .) This is my first challenge, so please be sure to let me know if I'm..."

To you and Kara: I'm open to a buddy read. Can you give me a thumbnail sketch explaining what I need to do?


message 42: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) Carrie wrote: "Trevor wrote: "Carrie wrote: "I'm in for Haiti! I chose Haiti because it fit in with a few books on my TR list. (And it's a short country . . .) This is my first challenge, so please be sure to let..."

Nothing at all, Carrie! Just read and comment. Kara has suggested it in the Buddy Reads section, here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/9.... The first post in that thread is an explanation of how buddy reads work, too.


message 43: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Johnson (moontide) Updated message 36, 2/5.


message 44: by Gina (last edited Jul 22, 2012 09:08PM) (new)

Gina Gina's CRC 3rd Quarter Spell Out-Olympics
7/1/12-9/30/12
8/11 COMPLETE

N- The Next Always by Nora Roberts- FINISHED 7/18/12
E- J.T. Ellison - A Deeper Darkness- FINISHED 7/2/12
T- Take This Regret by A.L. Jackson- FINISHED 7/6/12
H- Home Front by Kristin Hannah
E- Erin McCarthy - The Pregnancy Test- FINISHED 7/8/12
R- Rebecca Coleman by The Kingdom of Childhood- FINISHED 7/3/12
L
A- Andrew Vachss- Safe House- FINISHED 7/9/12
N
D- Dorothy Koomson - The Ice Cream Girls- FINISHED 7/5/12
S- Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable- FINISHED 7/11/12


message 45: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cathycr) | 28 comments 2012 Summer Olympics 3rd Quarter Challenge
Duration: 7/1/12 -9/30/12
Countries Pick: Peru

P ~ The Seamstress The Seamstress

E ~ Pictures of the Past Pictures of the Past

R ~ Midwife of Venice The Midwife of Venice

U ~ Unbroken


message 46: by Lilac (last edited Aug 01, 2012 02:41AM) (new)

Lilac  (lilac_wales) | 850 comments Participants

Amanda - 2/5
Ashley - 0/11
Barb - 7/8
Carrie - 3/5
Cathy - 0/6
Chelsea - 1/7
Cherie - 4/10
Claire - 0/7
Diana S - 3/20
Gina - 11/11 ***FINISHED***
Helen - 1/7
Jessica - 2/9
Johanna - 4/8
Kara - 7/9
Krystal - 1/6
Lilac - 1/9
Lori - 0/6
Melanie - 8/17
Natalia - 6/8
Rachel - 0/5
Sarajayne - 0/10
Sharon - 0/6
Shelly - 7/8
Silverraindrops - 5/10
Trevor - 4/7

Welcome to the challenge Cathy! :)


message 47: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (carrie_s) | 130 comments Thanks Trevor. I'll plan to read I, Robot after my current book is done. Probably starting in about a week. Hopefully that works for you and Kara. Looking forward to it!


message 48: by Kara, TBR Twins (new)

Kara (karaayako) | 3971 comments Shall we do July 15 - August 15 then? I'll post in the buddy read thread. I probably won't be able to get started until later, but I'll definitely be able to get it into the 30 day window. :)


message 49: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nthnlwly) Sounds fine by me as well.


message 50: by Carrie (new)

Carrie (carrie_s) | 130 comments Kara wrote: "Shall we do July 15 - August 15 then? I'll post in the buddy read thread. I probably won't be able to get started until later, but I'll definitely be able to get it into the 30 day window. :)"

Sounds good. I'll look for the post in the buddy read thread.


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