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message 1: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (last edited Jun 03, 2012 12:59PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Sorry I'm a couple days late getting this up. I try to remember on June 1st, but had a little boys birthday party to organize and I got behind. I had to find a way to make him, per request, a General Lee cake (from The Dukes of Hazzard).

Based on holidays, silly or otherwise. Read as many or as few as you'd like.

June is Fight the Filthy Fly Month. Don't ask me where they came up with this one. lol Read a book that has any word starting with "F" somewhere in it's title, or the author's first or last name starts with "F".

June 1st - is Flip a coin day. So choose two books, say oldest on your TBR list (tails) and the newest on your TBR list (heads), flip a coin, and let the coin choose which book you read.

June 9 - is my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. Read any book with a wedding or anniversary in it, "Golden", "Wedding", or "Anniversary" or "50" in the title, or a cover photo that depicts anything related to a wedding in it (wedding cake, wedding dress, etc.)

June 23rd - is National Pink Day. Read a book with pink somewhere on the cover, or is mentioned in the title.

June 28th - is Paul Bunyan Day Read a book over 400 pages, because Paul Bunyan was a BIG (ie Tall) man, or read a book with a blue cover, in honor of his blue ox, or read a book with a character named "Paul" in it.

Happy Reading.


message 2: by Sherrie (last edited Jun 06, 2012 12:17PM) (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments 0/4 Finished

June - Fight the Filthy Fly Month Fudge-Laced Felonies

June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary Better Read Than Dead

June 23rd - is National Pink Day

June 28th - is Paul Bunyan Day Adrift on St. John

Fudge-Laced Felonies by Cynthia Hickey Better Read Than Dead (Psychic Eye Mystery, #2) by Victoria Laurie Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2) by Heather Webber Adrift on St. John (Mystery in the Islands, #1) by Rebecca M. Hale


message 3: by Anne (new)

Anne Pichette | 65 comments June- Fight the Filthy Fly Month Force of Habit
June 1st - is Flip a coin day Murder Shoots the Bull
June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary A Wedding to Die For
June 23rd - is National Pink Day Just Murdered
June 28th - is Paul Bunyan Day ]Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery
Force of Habit by Alice Loweecey Murder Shoots the Bull (Southern Sisters Mystery, #6) by Anne George A Wedding to Die For (A Yellow Rose Mystery, #2) by Leann Sweeney Just Murdered (Dead-End Job Mystery, #4) by Elaine Viets


message 4: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
Guau, the cake sounds good! And thanks for the effort. I'll begin my search ;)


message 5: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Here's my list this month...

0/5 Done

1. Fight the Filthy: Flower, Amanda - Murder in a Basket
2. Flip a Coin: Dog Eat Dog by Laurien Berenson
3. Golden Wedding: Killer Wedding by Jerrilyn Farmer
4. Pink Day: Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber
5. Paul Bunyan: Sucker Punch by Sammi Carter

Murder in a Basket by Amanda Flower Dog Eat Dog (Melanie Travis Mysteries, #3) by Laurien Berenson Killer Wedding (A Madeline Bean Catering Mystery #3) by Jerrilyn Farmer Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2) by Heather Webber Sucker Punch (A Candy Shop Mystery, #5) by Sammi Carter


message 6: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7484 comments I'm in again!

Fight the Filthy Fly Month - A Body to Die For
Flip a Coin Day - Tote Bags and Toe Tags
Golden Wedding Anniversary - 'Til Death Do Us Part
National Pink Day - Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund: A Desiree Shapiro Mystery
Paul Bunyan Day - Bodies of Water 6/3/12


A Body to Die For (Savannah Reid, #14) by G.A. McKevett Tote Bags and Toe Tags by Dorothy Howell 'Til Death Do Us Part (Bailey Weggins, #3) by Kate White Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund A Desiree Shapiro Mystery by Selma Eichler Bodies of Water (Sarah Deane Mystery, #4) by J.S. Borthwick



message 7: by Marie-Anne (new)

Marie-Anne | 13 comments My list of planned finishes:

0/5 Done

1. Fight the Filthy: Sweet so Fragile by Margaret Chatwin
2. Flip a Coin: newest: The Ghost Painter by Marilu Norden
3. Golden Wedding: ?
4. Pink Day: Too many crooks spoil the broth by Tamar Myers
5. Paul Bunyan: Blue cover: Town in a Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood


Sweet so Fragile by Margaret Chatwin The Ghost Painter by Marilu Norden Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery, #1) by Tamar Myers Town in a Blueberry Jam (Candy Holliday Mystery, #1) by B.B. Haywood


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura Alden | 40 comments Fun fun fun! I can't wait to get home and start picking out my books.


message 9: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Jun 09, 2012 01:00AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
My list (empty aside of finished, I always change my mind ;) )

1 / 5

1. Fight the Filthy:
2. Flip a Coin:
3. Golden Wedding:
4. Pink Day:
5. Paul Bunyan: Swimming with the Dead by Kathy Brandt (06/08/2012 - ★★★★)

Swimming with the Dead (An Underwater Investigation #1) by Kathy Brandt



message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura Alden | 40 comments


0 / 0, but part done with two :)
Fight the Filthy: Feint of Art by Hailey Lind
Flip a Coin: A Killer Stitch by Maggie Sefton
Golden Wedding: The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis
Pink Day: Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George
Paul Bunyan (blue cover): The Cat Who Went into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun


message 11: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Scott (goodreadscomknitknat) | 131 comments 1. Fight the Filthy: Fearless in High Heels 6/5/12
2. Flip a Coin: Innkeeping with Murder
3. Golden Wedding: An Inconvienent Marriage 6/11/12
4. Pink Day: Sugar and Spice
5. Paul Bunyan: Room for Murder (435 pages)

An Inconvenient Marriage by Ruth Ann Nordin
Fearless In High Heels (A High Heels Mystery, #6) by Gemma Halliday


message 12: by Jane Reads (last edited Jun 15, 2012 09:56PM) (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments June Mini-Challenge
2/5

June- Fight the Filthy Fly Month The Poet's Funeral, finished 6/14 ★★★
June 1st - Flip a coin day (newest TBR) - Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery, finished 6/15 ★★★★
June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary
June 23rd - National Pink Day
June 28th - Paul Bunyan Day -

The Poet's Funeral by John M. Daniel Gypped A Regan Reilly Mystery (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #18) by Carol Higgins Clark



message 13: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
My list (empty aside of finished, I always change my mind ;) )

2 / 5

1. Fight the Filthy: Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker Mystery by Judi McCoy (06/15/2012 - ★★★★)
2. Flip a Coin:
3. Golden Wedding:
4. Pink Day:
5. Paul Bunyan: Swimming with the Dead by Kathy Brandt (06/08/2012 - ★★★★)

Fashion Faux Paw A Dog Walker Mystery by Judi McCoy Swimming with the Dead (An Underwater Investigation #1) by Kathy Brandt


message 14: by Anne (new)

Anne Pichette | 65 comments 5/5

June- Fight the Filthy Fly Month Force of Habit finishe 6/7
1st - is Flip a coin day Murder Shoots the Bull finished 6/19
June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary A Wedding to Die For fisnished 6/12
June 23rd - is National Pink Day Just Murdered fisished 6/17
June 28th - is Paul Bunyan Day ]Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery finished 6/4


message 15: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
Congrats, Anne!


message 16: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
well done Anne


message 17: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
I have a question: do you think Dead Bolt (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #2) by Juliet Blackwell qualifies for Pink Day?


message 18: by Nell (new)

Nell | 1172 comments Marisa wrote: "I have a question: do you think Dead Bolt (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #2) by Juliet Blackwell qualifies for Pink Day?"

Yes, there is "pink somewhere on the cover"


message 19: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7484 comments Finished June over the weekend!

Fight the Filthy Fly Month - A Body to Die For 6/6/12
Flip a Coin Day - Tote Bags and Toe Tags 6/9/12
Golden Wedding Anniversary - 'Til Death Do Us Part 6/12/12
National Pink Day - Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund: A Desiree Shapiro Mystery 6/22/12
Paul Bunyan Day - Bodies of Water 6/3/12


A Body to Die For (Savannah Reid, #14) by G.A. McKevett Tote Bags and Toe Tags by Dorothy Howell 'Til Death Do Us Part (Bailey Weggins, #3) by Kate White Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund A Desiree Shapiro Mystery by Selma Eichler Bodies of Water (Sarah Deane Mystery, #4) by J.S. Borthwick



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

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
Congrats, Linda!,


message 21: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (ladyvictoria5) | 218 comments Finished!

Fight the Filthy Fly: Ferris, Monica 'Crewel World'
Flip a Coin: The Night She Died by Dorothy Simpson
Golden Wedding Anniversary: A Catered Wedding by Iris Crawford
National Pink Day: Shoes to Die For by Laura Levine
Paul Bunyon Day: Water Keep by J. Scott Savage

The one I enjoyed most was Water Keep Water Keep (Farworld, #1) by J. Scott Savage but it isn't a cozy(:


message 22: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
Congrats, Vicky!


message 23: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Marisa wrote: "I have a question: do you think Dead Bolt (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #2) by Juliet Blackwell qualifies for Pink Day?"

I'm very lienent. If you can justify it, I usually let you get away with it. It's got pink somewhere, so go for it. :)


message 24: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
It's always interesting to me to go back near the end of the month and see what everyone's come up with to read for the month to fill in the categories. I usually try to avoid the traditional holidays that come up to get more creative with the wacky holidays as it gives us more reading options usually.

Psst... I'm early. lol July's mini challenge is up. :)


message 25: by Jane Reads (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments June Mini-Challenge
3/5

June- Fight the Filthy Fly Month The Poet's Funeral, finished 6/14 ★★★
June 1st - Flip a coin day (newest TBR) - Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery, finished 6/15 ★★★★
June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary
June 23rd - National Pink Day - Plumbing For Willy, finished 6/28 ★★★★★
(The picture is kinda sorta pink. I have the CD of the audiobook in a pink case - lol)
June 28th - Paul Bunyan Day -

The Poet's Funeral by John M. Daniel Gypped A Regan Reilly Mystery (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #18) by Carol Higgins Clark Plumbing For Willy by Mary Higgins Clark



message 26: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 19710 comments Mod
June is Fight the Filthy Fly Month. Read a book that has any word starting with "F" somewhere in it's title.

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs


June 1st - is Flip a coin day. So choose two books, say oldest on your TBR list (tails) and the newest on your TBR list (heads), flip a coin, and let the coin choose which book you read.

Newest: Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard


June 9 - Read any book with a wedding or anniversary in it.

Wedding in it: River Marked by Patricia Briggs


June 23rd - is National Pink Day. Read a book with pink somewhere on the cover, or is mentioned in the title.

Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell


June 28th - is Paul Bunyan Day. Read a book over 400 pages, because Paul Bunyan was a BIG (ie Tall) man, or read a book with a blue cover, in honor of his blue ox, or read a book with a character named "Paul" in it.

Both blue and over 400 pages: Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag




Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs Say No to Murder (Jenny Cain, #2) by Nancy Pickard River Marked (Mercedes Thompson, #6) by Patricia Briggs Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell Secrets to the Grave (Oak Knoll, #2) by Tami Hoag


message 27: by Nell (last edited Jun 30, 2012 04:11AM) (new)

Nell | 1172 comments June is Fight the Filthy Fly Month. Jacqueline Fiedler, Tiger's Palette
June 1st - Flip a coin day. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary. Seduced By His Touch by Tracy Anne Warren
June 23rd - is National Pink Day. Biggie and the Poisoned Politician: A Mystery by Nancy Bell
June 28th - is Paul Bunyan Day. Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry

Coming Up for Air by Patti Callahan Henry Biggie and the Poisoned Politician A Mystery by Nancy Bell Tiger's Palette by Jacqueline Fiedler Seduced By His Touch (The Byrons of Braebourne, #2) by Tracy Anne Warren Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín


message 28: by Jane Reads (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments I just realized I finished the challenge two days ago - lol.


June Mini-Challenge, 5/5

June- Fight the Filthy Fly Month The Poet's Funeral, finished 6/14
★★★
June 1st - Flip a coin day (newest TBR) - Gypped: A Regan Reilly Mystery, finished 6/15 ★★★★
June 9 - Golden Wedding Anniversary - two weddings occur at the end of the book - Crocodile on the Sandbank, finished 6/11 ★★★★★
June 23rd - National Pink Day - Plumbing For Willy, finished 6/28 ★★★★★
(The picture is kinda sorta pink. I have the CD of the audiobook in a pink case - lol)
June 28th - Paul Bunyan Day - blue cover - Consigned to Death, finished 6/2 ★★★★

The Poet's Funeral by John M. Daniel Gypped A Regan Reilly Mystery (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #18) by Carol Higgins Clark Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody #1) by Elizabeth Peters Plumbing For Willy by Mary Higgins Clark Consigned to Death (A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery #1) by Jane K. Cleland



message 29: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Congratulations to everyone that completed the number of books they set out for this month. :)


message 30: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments Congrats to all the finishers! I only made it through 3 this month, hopefully I'll do better next month!

3/5 Done

1. Fight the Filthy: Flower, Amanda - Murder in a Basket 6/11 ★★★★
2. Flip a Coin: Dog Eat Dog by Laurien Berenson 6/19 ★★★
3. Golden Wedding: Killer Wedding by Jerrilyn Farmer
4. Pink Day: Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber
5. Paul Bunyan: Sucker Punch by Sammi Carter 6/3 ★★★

Murder in a Basket by Amanda Flower Dog Eat Dog (Melanie Travis Mysteries, #3) by Laurien Berenson Killer Wedding (A Madeline Bean Catering Mystery #3) by Jerrilyn Farmer Deeply, Desperately (Lucy Valentine, #2) by Heather Webber Sucker Punch (A Candy Shop Mystery, #5) by Sammi Carter


message 31: by Donna (new)

Donna | 27 comments Done!


1.Fight the Filthy Fly:A Pizza To Die For by Chris Cavender

2.Flip a Coin Day:Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

3.Golden Wedding Anniversary:Till Death Do Us Bark by Judi McCoy

4.National Pink Day:Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman

5.Paul Bunyan Day:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling


A Pizza To Die For (Pizza Lovers, #3) by Chris Cavender Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James Till Death Do Us Bark (A Dog Walker Mystery, #5) by Judi McCoy Sugar Rush (Cupcake Club, #1) by Donna Kauffman Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling


message 32: by Laura (new)

Laura Alden | 40 comments


I didn't quite finish this challange :( but I did read 4 of the 5 I'd picked.
Fight the Filthy: Feint of Art by Hailey Lind
Flip a Coin: A Killer Stitch by Maggie Sefton 6/30
Golden Wedding: The Diva Takes the Cake by Krista Davis 6/22
Pink Day: Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George 6/25
Paul Bunyan (blue cover): The Cat Who Went into the Closet by Lilian Jackson Braun 6/27


message 33: by Kimmie (last edited Jul 05, 2012 10:29AM) (new)

Kimmie (thatkimmiegirl) | 100 comments Completed 4 out of 5.
Fight the Filthy Fly Month Hanging by a Thread by Monica Ferris Hanging by a Thread (A Needlecraft Mystery, #6) by Monica Ferris ****
Flip a coin day Cocaine Blues Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood ****
National Pink Day A Season for Murder A Season for Murder (Mitchell and Markby Village, #2) by Ann Granger ***
Paul Bunyan Day: Earthly Delights Earthly Delights (Corinna Chapman, #1) by Kerry Greenwood ****
Kimmie


message 34: by Linda (new)

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


1. Fight the Filthy:Murder in a Basket by Amanda Flower 6/10/12 ****
2. Flip a Coin:The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries Emily Brightwell 7/3/12 ****
3. Golden Wedding:Killer Wedding by Jerrilyn Farmer 6/16/12 ****
4. National Pink Day:Goody Goody Gunshotsby Sammi Carter 6/21/12 ***
5. Paul Bunyan:Say No to Murder by Nancy Pickard 6/28/12/***

Featured Author: Nancy Pickard: Say No to Murder 6/28/12 ***


Murder in a Basket by Amanda Flower The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries by Emily Brightwell Killer Wedding (A Madeline Bean Catering Mystery #3) by Jerrilyn Farmer Goody Goody Gunshots (A Candy Shop Mystery, #4) by Sammi Carter Say No to Murder (Jenny Cain, #2) by Nancy Pickard

Finally I finished. Oh well It is just a couple of days late.


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

Marisa (moretta) | 3888 comments Mod
I finished in time but I couldn't post it :(

Done

1. Fight the Filthy: Fashion Faux Paw: A Dog Walker Mystery by Judi McCoy (06/15/2012 - ★★★★)
2. Flip a Coin: A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton (06/20/2012 - ★★★★)
3. Golden Wedding: The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum (06/23/2012 - ★★★★)
4. Pink Day: Dead Bolt by Juliet Blackwell (06/27/2012 - ★★★)
5. Paul Bunyan: Swimming with the Dead by Kathy Brandt (06/08/2012 - ★★★★)

Fashion Faux Paw A Dog Walker Mystery by Judi McCoy A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth, #16) by M.C. Beaton The Wedding Shawl (Seaside Knitters, #5) by Sally Goldenbaum Dead Bolt (A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery #2) by Juliet Blackwell Swimming with the Dead (An Underwater Investigation #1) by Kathy Brandt


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