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message 1: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (last edited Jul 20, 2012 09:55AM) (new)

~KarenH~ | 4063 comments August Monthly Challenge


This thread is for the participants to post their list and update their progress. The suggestions thread is located HERE.

1. “A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from an August birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours. If no one has the same letter, choose someone with the closest letter to yours alphabetically. RRRC August Birthday List

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Oklahoma. OR, Oklahoma’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and energy production (Oil, Natural Gas, Wind), and the largest cultural influence is Native American – in fact, the name Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw words for “red man”. So, choose a book that involves farming or ranching, the energy field, or has a Native American character or theme.

4. US Coast Guard Day – August 4: Read a book in which at least one main character is in (or recently discharged from) the military, or a book set on or near the water.

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Read a book where a sibling or a best friend play an important role in the storyline.

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…).

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16: Read a book that is funny or otherwise makes you smile.

8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: Read a book in which one of the main characters is over 40 years old (and yes, vampires and other paranormal creatures count), or a book where a grandparent plays an important role in the storyline.

9. National Dog Day – August 26: Read a book in which an animal plays an important part in the storyline, or a book about shapeshifters.

10. Reader's Choice:

Challenge Duration: August 1 to August 31, 2012

You can choose 3, 5, 8 or all 10 categories depending on your reading speed, books availability and/or time commitment.

When posting your challenge progress, please make sure to put the date/s when you finished your book/s.

Please repost your progress as it helps when updating.

Happy Reading!


message 2: by Bookchaser (last edited Aug 03, 2012 09:28AM) (new)

Bookchaser | 1563 comments Yes! I'm in! I love it when the challenge goes up early.


2012 August Monthly Challenge

0/10 Completed

01. “A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.
Animal Attraction by Jill Shalvis
02. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from an August birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours.
Happy Birthday: BranditheBookWorm!!! (August 7)
Sunrise Point by Robyn Carr
03. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Oklahoma. OR, Oklahoma’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and energy production (Oil, Natural Gas, Wind), and the largest cultural influence is Native American – in fact, the name Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw words for “red man”. So, choose a book that involves farming or ranching, the energy field, or has a Native American character or theme.
Morning Comes Softly by Debbie Macomber
04. US Coast Guard Day (August 4): Read a book in which at least one main character is in (or recently discharged from) the military, or a book set on or near the water.
Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis
05. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day (August 5): Read a book where a sibling or a best friend play an important role in the storyline.
The Perfect Kiss by Anne Gracie
06. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day (August 9): Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…).
Fired Up by Jayne Ann Krentz
07. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day (August 16): Read a book that is funny or otherwise makes you smile.

08. Senior Citizen’s Day (August 21): Read a book in which one of the main characters is over 40 years old (and yes, vampires and other paranormal creatures count), or a book where a grandparent plays an important role in the storyline.
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas by Sherryl Woods
OR
Touched By Fire by Catherine Spangler
09. National Dog Day (August 26): Read a book in which an animal plays an important part in the storyline, or a book about shapeshifters.
Flashfire by Deborah Cooke
10. Reader's Choice:
Heart Secret by Robin D. Owens
OR
Catching Fireflies by Sherryl Woods
OR
All Summer Long by Susan Mallery


XXXAnimal Attraction (Animal Magnetism, #2) by Jill ShalvisXXXSunrise Point (Virgin River, #19) by Robyn CarrXXXMorning Comes Softly  by Debbie MacomberXXXLucky in Love (Lucky Harbor, #4) by Jill ShalvisXXXThe Perfect Kiss (The Merridew Sisters, #4) by Anne GracieXXXFired Up (Dreamlight Trilogy, #1, Arcane Society, #7) by Jayne Ann KrentzXXXA Chesapeake Shores Christmas (Chesapeake Shores, #4) by Sherryl WoodsXXXTouched By Fire (The Sentinels #2) by Catherine SpanglerXXXFlashfire (Dragonfire, #7) by Deborah CookeXXXHeart Secret (Celta's Heartmates, #11) by Robin D. OwensXXXCatching Fireflies (The Sweet Magnolias, #9) by Sherryl WoodsXXXAll Summer Long (Fool's Gold, #9) by Susan MalleryXXX



message 3: by Pam (new)

Pam (TXPam) | 136 comments I'm in ....will post books later!


message 4: by Carrie (new)

Carrie  | 570 comments I'm in, will post as I go.


message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan (Scoutmomskf) | 1319 comments I'm in. Will post as I go.


message 6: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Aug 31, 2012 08:22AM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (Shuga) | 881 comments Im in -

1.“A" is for August:The Calling,kelley armstrong FINISHED 08.30.2012
2. Happy Birthday,Purple: Love Bites, lynsay sands
3. Geography,Oklahoma: Running Fox, cassie edwards
4. US Coast Guard Day: Swimming Without a Net, mary janice davidson
5.Sister's Day-Friendship Day: Moonlight Cove, sherryl woods
6.Romance Awareness Month-Book Lover's Day: Happy Ever After, nora roberts
7.National Smile Week-National Tell A Joke Day: Wicked Business, janet evanovich
8.Senior Citizen's Day: Flirting with Forty, jane porter
9.National Dog Day: Hiss of Death, rita mae brown
10.Reader's Choice: Bad Blood, l.a. banks


message 7: by Fran, Moderator (last edited Jul 31, 2012 12:30PM) (new)

Fran | 9116 comments Thanks for hosting KarenH!! Great categories :)

Not sure yet how many I can get to...moving my oldest into college this month, lots to do!

1. “A" is for August:A Tender Rough by Faye Sutherland

2. Happy Birthday!: Happy Birthday to Me! Heart Signs by Cari Quinn


3. Geography: Whitetail Rock (Native American)

4. US Coast Guard Day – August 4: Read a book in which at least one main character is in (or recently discharged from) the military, or a book set on or near the water.

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5:

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August
9: Read a romance novel – Enjoying The Show

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16: Read a book that is funny or otherwise makes you smile.

8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

9. National Dog Day – August 26: Under Her Skin (shapeshifters)

10. Reader's Choice: Gone, Gone, Gone

A Tender Rough by Fae Sutherland Under Her Skin by Jeaniene Frost Whitetail Rock (Whitetail Rock, #1) by Anne Tenino Heart Signs by Cari Quinn Enjoying the Show by Marie Harte Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz


message 8: by ~Leslie~ (last edited Jul 21, 2012 11:01AM) (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments Okay, I'm in for 10! Love the categories this month.


Duration: 8/1/12 - 8/31/12

0/10

1. “A" is for August:The Duke's Perfect Wife(Jennifer Ashley)

2. Happy Birthday Lyndsey!:A Perfect Darkness

3. Geography:Moon Called

4. US Coast Guard Day:Mystical Warrior

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Chasing Perfect

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day:A Rake's Vow

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day:The Unbearable Lightness of Dragons

8. Senior Citizen’s Day:A Fall of Water

9. National Dog Day:Must Love Dogs

10. Reader's Choice:Highlander Unchained


Lauren (aplpeach) (aplpeach) | 176 comments I'm in...will post books soon


Lauren (aplpeach) (aplpeach) | 176 comments This may be a dumb question........


6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…).


What does HEA mean?


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan (Scoutmomskf) | 1319 comments Lauren (aplpeach) wrote: "This may be a dumb question........


6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…).


What does HEA mean?"


Happy Ever After :-)


message 12: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (last edited Jul 20, 2012 03:04PM) (new)

~KarenH~ | 4063 comments Lauren (aplpeach) wrote: "This may be a dumb question........


6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…).


What does HEA mean?"


Happily Ever After. As far as I'm concerned it's not really a romance without one, but not everyone agrees with me. I can live with a HFN (Happy for Now), but it's not my preference.


Lauren (aplpeach) (aplpeach) | 176 comments Thanks!!!!!


message 14: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 8666 comments I'm in for all ten! I'll post my list as I go. And I have to agree Fran, great categories! (Hope the moving goes well too Fran!)


message 15: by ~KarenH~, Moderator (new)

~KarenH~ | 4063 comments MountainKat wrote: "I'm in for all ten! I'll post my list as I go. And I have to agree Fran, great categories! (Hope the moving goes well too Fran!)"

Wow, thanks MountainKat, Fran and Leslie - I'm glad you like them! I had some pretty easy options to work with this month :)


message 16: by Jane (PS), Moderator (last edited Jul 21, 2012 02:13AM) (new)

Jane (PS) | 13552 comments I'm in!

Read: 0/8 or 10?

1. "A" - Armed & Dangerous
2. Happy Birthday to ME :) - Ruthless Game?
3. Oklahoma! - Nowhere Ranch
4. US Coast Guards - At Piper's Point
5. Friendship Day - Paris A to Z
6. Romance HEA - The Long Way Home
7. Smile :) - Private Dicks
8. Golden Oldies - Criss Cross or With a Kiss
9. Dawgs - Bloodlines or Edward Unconditionally
10. Me again! - ?


message 17: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (MsThestral) I'm in too!
Complete: 0/8

1. August:
2. Happy Birthday Brandi: Untamed by Pamela Clare
3. Oklahoma: The Darkest Surrender by Gena Showalter
4. US Coast Guard:
5. Romance Awareness: Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh
6. Senior Citizen: Pleasure of a Dark Prince by Kresley Cole
7. National Dog Day:
8. Reader's Choice:


message 18: by Nicola (new)

Nicola | 644 comments I'm in for 10 again! May be my last month to be able to do all ten - so I have to finish this one!


message 19: by *Ash* (last edited Aug 25, 2012 12:17PM) (new)

*Ash* (ashdex) | 18 comments √ 1. A: The Vincent Boys; by Abbi Glines - 08.05.12
√ 2. Happy Birthday! Angela G: Tender Triumph; by Judith McNaught - 08.24.12
√ 3. Native American Character: Animal Magnetism; by Jill Shalvis - 08.14.12
√ 4. US Coast Guard Day: Head Over Heals; by Jill Shalvis - 08.08.12
√ 5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day: No Way To Kill A Lady; by Nancy Martin - 08.11.12
√ 6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day: Instant Attraction; by Jill Shalvis - 08.03.12
√ 7. National Smile Week: Spark's Fly; by Katie MacAlister - 08.12.12
√ 8. Senior Citizen’s Day: She's Gotta Be Mine; by Jennifer Skully - 08.05.12
√ 9. National Dog Day: Of Sun & Moon; by Bryna Butler - 08.08.12
10. Reader's Choice: Before I Wake; by Rachel Vincent

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) by Abbi Glines Tender Triumph by Judith McNaught Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1) by Jill Shalvis Head Over Heels (Lucky Harbor, #3) by Jill Shalvis No Way to Kill a Lady by Nancy Martin Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) by Jill Shalvis Sparks Fly (Light Dragons, #3) by Katie MacAlister She's Gotta Be Mine (A Cottonmouth Novel, Book One) by Jennifer Skully Of Sun & Moon (Midnight Guardian, #1) by Bryna Butler Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent


message 20: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments ~KarenH~ wrote: "MountainKat wrote: "I'm in for all ten! I'll post my list as I go. And I have to agree Fran, great categories! (Hope the moving goes well too Fran!)"

Wow, thanks MountainKat, Fran and Leslie - ..."


I changed mine to 10 since I found more books that fit. Yippee!! And Fran, have fun with the college move! My 4th child is a senior in HS this year, so I have one more to ship off to college. Lots of fun!


message 21: by Nicola (new)

Nicola | 644 comments Fran wrote: "Thanks for hosting KarenH!! Great categories :)

Not sure yet how many I can get to...moving my oldest into college this month, lots to do!

1. “A" is for August:A Tender Rough by Faye Sutherland

..."

Ooh - how are you coping with the first to go? I have a long way yet, but am already worried about it.


message 22: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9116 comments Kat, Leslie and Nicola,

Thank You! It's been exciting getting ready- orientation, shopping, dorm assignment, etc. But.....I'm also a little anxious and sad. How is my baby going to do without me, LOL! OK, I guess it's time to let my 6', 18 year old son become a little independent. He can't wait!


message 23: by Erin (last edited Jul 24, 2012 10:07AM) (new)

Erin (Erin-B) | 790 comments I'm in. Not sure how many I'm gonna have time to read yet, but I'm aiming for at least 5.

RRRC August 2012 Monthly Reading Challenge

Read: 0/5?

1. A is for August: Master of Shadows by Angela Knight
2. Happy Birthday Enni!: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
3. Geography - Oklahoma: Stormwalker by Allyson James
4. U.S. Coast Guard Day: Sea Lord by Virginia Kantra
5. Sister's/Friendship Day: What a Dragon Should Know by G.A. Aiken
6. Romance Awareness Month: Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
7. National Smile Week: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
8. Senior Citizens Day: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
9. National Dog Day: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
10. Reader's Choice:The Raven Boys by Maggic Stiefvater

Master of Shadows  by Angela Knight Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1) by E.L. James Stormwalker (Stormwalker, #1) by Allyson James Sea Lord (Children of the Sea, #3) by Virginia Kantra What a Dragon Should Know (Dragon Kin, #3) by G.A. Aiken Celebrity in Death (In Death, #34) by J.D. Robb Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5) by Ilona Andrews The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater


message 24: by Jane (PS), Moderator (new)

Jane (PS) | 13552 comments Fran wrote: "OK, I guess it's time to let my 6', 18 year old son become a little independent. He can't wait!..."

LOL! Sounds about right ;)


message 25: by Katharina (new)

Katharina | 780 comments August 2012 Monthly Reading Challenge
0/5 Completed

1. 'A'ugust
Animal Magnetism Jill Shalvis or Comanche Moon Catherine Anderson

2.
[image error] Kelly! Lord of Scoundrels Loretta Chase

3.Oklahoma
Comanche Heart Catherine Anderson

6. Romance
Indigo Blue Catherine Anderson

10. Choice
Comanche Magic Catherine Anderson

Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1) by Jill Shalvis Comanche Moon by Catherine Anderson Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels, #3) by Loretta Chase Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson Indigo Blue by Catherine Anderson Comanche Magic by Catherine Anderson


List subject to my whims.


message 26: by MountainKat, Moderator (new)

MountainKat | 8666 comments Trying to read a whole series Katharina?


message 27: by Katharina (new)

Katharina | 780 comments MountainKat wrote: "Trying to read a whole series Katharina?"

You caught me, lol.


message 28: by Erin (new)

Erin H | 758 comments I'm in...will post later.


message 29: by Barbara ★ (new)

Barbara ★ | 3014 comments READ: 0/10

1. “A" is for August: Ascension - Sable Grace
2. Happy Birthday BrandiTheBookWorm!: Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Geography:Oklahoma:
4. US Coast Guard Day:
5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day:
6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day:
7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day:
8. Senior Citizen’s Day:
9. National Dog Day:
10. Reader's Choice:

Ascension (Dark Breed, #1) by Sable Grace Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #16; Were-Hunter, #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon


message 30: by Irina (last edited Aug 25, 2012 09:06AM) (new)

Irina (reetu_416) | 460 comments Exams are putting me behind on reading will be able to manage only a couple this month.

Read -- 5/5

1. “A" is for August: An Introduction to Pleasure by Tess Michaels ✰✰✰ (25.08.12)

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart By Sarah Maclean ✰✰✰✰✰ (2.08.12)

8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren ✰✰✰✰ (06.08.12)

9. National Dog Day – August 26: the Cajun's Captive by Selena Blake ✰✰ (25.08.12)

10. Reader's Choice: Learning Curves by Elyse Mady ✰✰✰ (15.08.12)

An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker, #1) by Jess Michaels Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart (Love By Numbers, #3) by Sarah MacLean One Bite With A Stranger (The Others #1) by Christine Warren The Cajun's Captive (Stormy Weather, #1) by Selena Blake Learning Curves by Elyse Mady


message 31: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments Fran wrote: "Kat, Leslie and Nicola,

Thank You! It's been exciting getting ready- orientation, shopping, dorm assignment, etc. But.....I'm also a little anxious and sad. How is my baby going to do without me,..."

Where is he going, may I ask? And when I sent my first off to college, I read a great little book that helped alot. I'll have to find it and send you the title.


message 32: by Fran, Moderator (new)

Fran | 9116 comments Thanks Leslie, would love to know the title :)

He is going to Binghamton University- we live in NY so great deal for us :)


message 33: by Angie (new)

Angie | 652 comments 0/8

1. “A" is for August: Arizona - Eden Maguire
2. Happy Birthday!: Backstage Pass - Olivia Cunning (Happy Birthday Aleksandra!)
5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Succubus In The City - Nina Harper
6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Mistress of the Underground - Lisa Childs
7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16: Wanted: Undead Or Alive - Kerrelyn Sparks
8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: Blood Lines - Eileen Wilks
9. National Dog Day – August 26: Night Season - Eileen Wilks
10. Reader's Choice: Unclean Spirits - M.L.N. Hanover
Arizona (Beautiful Dead, #2) by Eden Maguire Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1) by Olivia Cunning Succubus in the City (Succubus, #1) by Nina Harper Mistress of the Underground (Harlequin Nocturne, #84) by Lisa Childs Wanted Undead or Alive (Love at Stake, #12) by Kerrelyn Sparks Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, #3) by Eileen Wilks Night Season (World of the Lupi, #4) by Eileen Wilks Unclean Spirits (The Black Sun's Daughter, #1) by M.L.N. Hanover


message 34: by Hina (last edited Aug 01, 2012 09:23PM) (new)

Hina | 2579 comments 0/10 Completed


1. “A" is for August: The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken.

2. Happy Birthday Daisiemae!: Unlawful Contact by Pamela Clare.

3. Geography: Dare To Love by Jaci Burton.

4. US Coast Guard Day – August 4: Letters from Home (Harlequin Blaze, #474) by Rhonda Nelson.

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Read a book where a sibling or a best friend play an important role in the storyline.

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – TBA

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16: The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich.

8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione.

9. National Dog Day – August 26: Lycan Christmas by S.K. Yule.

10. Reader's Choice: TBA


message 35: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 260 comments I am in, no idea what I am reading, depends on the library


message 36: by Shannon (last edited Aug 22, 2012 04:45PM) (new)

Shannon (shylersmom) | 105 comments I am in for all 10....

1. A is for August- Just For Kicks FINISHED 8/5/12

2. Happy Birthday to Me! - Maid to Match FINISHED 8/7/12

3. Geography - Comanche Sunset
FINISHED 8/7/12
4. U.S. Coast Guard Day August 4 - Out of Uniform FINISHED 8/8/12

5. Sister's Day and Friendship Day August 5 - Sister FINISHED 8/2/12

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lovers Day August 9 - Cowboy to the Rescue FINISHED 8/15/12

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day August 16 - Three to Get Deadly FINISHED 8/4/12

8. Senior Citizen's Day August 21 - My Lord Vampire FINISHED 8/22/12
9. National Dog Day August 26 - Finding Mr. Right FINISHED 8/13/12

10. Readers Choice - A Bride in the Bargain FINISHED 8/10/12


message 37: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1948 comments I'm in!

0/10 read

1. A is for August - All She Wrote
2. Happy Birthday, KellyJo! - Cowgirls Don't Cry
3. Geography - Dark Desire
4. US Coast Guard Day - Shining in the Sun
5. Sister's Day and Friendship Day - The Luckiest
6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover's Day - Clay's Challenge
7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day - The Dragon Who Loved Me
8. Senior Citizen's Day - Reclamation
9. National Dog Day - Feral
10. Reader's Choice - Seconds

All She Wrote (Holmes & Moriarity, #2) by Josh Lanyon Cowgirls Don't Cry (Rough Riders, #10) by Lorelei James Dark Desire (Desire, Oklahoma, #5) by Leah Brooke Shining in the Sun by Alex Beecroft The Luckiest (Lucky Moon, #2) by Piper Vaughn Clay's Challenge by Cassandra Gold The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin, #5) by G.A. Aiken Reclamation (Dominion, #2) by Lissa Kasey Feral (Minders, #6) by Joely Skye Seconds (Deceived, #2) by Megan Derr


message 38: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1934 comments Fran wrote: "Thanks Leslie, would love to know the title :)

He is going to Binghamton University- we live in NY so great deal for us :)"


My brother's wife graduated from Binghamton. And we used to drive through it on trips from Cleveland to NY (many years ago)! Loved the carousels!!


message 39: by Wan (new)

Wan  (WanWaddell) | 2081 comments August 2012 Monthly Reading Challenge
1-31 Aug 2012
0/5 Completed


1. “A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'.

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from an August birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours. If no one has the same letter, choose someone with the closest letter to yours alphabetically. RRRC August Birthday List

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Oklahoma. OR, Oklahoma’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and energy production (Oil, Natural Gas, Wind), and the largest cultural influence is Native American – in fact, the name Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw words for “red man”. So, choose a book that involves farming or ranching, the energy field, or has a Native American character or theme.

4. US Coast Guard Day – August 4: Read a book in which at least one main character is in (or recently discharged from) the military, or a book set on or near the water.

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Read a book where a sibling or a best friend play an important role in the storyline.

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…).

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16: Read a book that is funny or otherwise makes you smile.

8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: Read a book in which one of the main characters is over 40 years old (and yes, vampires and other paranormal creatures count), or a book where a grandparent plays an important role in the storyline.

9. National Dog Day – August 26: Read a book in which an animal plays an important part in the storyline, or a book about shapeshifters.

10. Reader's Choice:


message 40: by KarenF (new)

KarenF (CleoCleveland) | 1099 comments I'm in!

0/10 Read

1. A is for August: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews
2. Happy B-Day Kari! Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
3. Oklahoma: Shadow Walker by Allyson James
4. Coast Guard Day: Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen
5. Sister/Friendship Day: Scandal Wears Satin by Loretta Chase
6. Romance Awareness Month: TBD
7. National Smile Week: Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett
8. Senior Citizen's Day: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
9. National Dog Day: Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh
10. My Choice: TBD

Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5) by Ilona Andrews Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet, #2) by Nora Roberts Shadow Walker (Stormwalker, #3) by Allyson James Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen Scandal Wears Satin (The Dressmakers, #2) by Loretta Chase Equal Rites (Discworld, #3) by Terry Pratchett Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost Tangle of Need (Psy-Changeling, #11) by Nalini Singh


message 41: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 3932 comments RRRC August Monthly Challenge 2012
0/9 Completed

1. “A" is for August: Ilona Andrews - Gunmetal Magic
2. Happy Birthday Shannon!: Fury
3. Oklahoma: Over My Dead Body
4. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Now or Never
5. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Flat-Out Sexy
6. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16:Welcome to Temptation
7. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
8. National Dog Day – August 26: Beauty Dates the Beast
9. Reader's Choice:Fired Up


Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5) by Ilona Andrews Fury (New Species, #1) by Laurann Dohner Over My Dead Body (Broken Heart Vampires, #5) by Michele Bardsley Now or Never (Wizards of Nevermore, #2) by Michele Bardsley Flat-Out Sexy (Fast Track, #1) by Erin McCarthy Welcome to Temptation (Dempseys #1) by Jennifer Crusie The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax #1) by Dorothy Gilman Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons, #1) by Jessica Sims Fired Up (Dreamlight Trilogy, #1, Arcane Society, #7) by Jayne Ann Krentz


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Dragana (bookwormdreams) | 902 comments I'm in. I'm gonna aim for 10 again. Will be back with a list of books later... :)


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Tonya (tonyab2000) August Monthly Challenge

I'm in for 5 or maybe 8!

8/8

1. “A" is for August:Texas Outlaw by Adrienne deWolfe 8/17

2. Happy Birthday!:

3. Geography: Oklahoma:Rocky Mountain Oasis by Lynnette Bonner 8/25

4. US Coast Guard Day – August 4: Maid for Love by Marie Force 8/26

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: A Life of Bright Ideas: A Novel by Sandra Kring 8/15

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Cake Icing, Butt Budder & Tea Lids by Renee Andrews 8/15

7. National Smile Week/National Tell a Joke Day – August 16:Curses! A F**ked Up Fairytale by J.A. Kazimer8/5

8. Senior Citizen’s Day – August 21:

9. National Dog Day – August 26: West with the Wind by Cindi Myers 8/17

10. Reader's Choice:Odd Interlude #1Odd Interlude #2Odd Interlude #3 by Dean Koontz 8/13


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Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments I'm in! I'll post later :)


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Ann (Noumena12) (noumena12) | 126 comments I'm in and will post books later. But I object to "Senior Citizens Day" being with characters over 40!!! :)


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Leah Thomas (HEA_Reader) | 2 comments I'm in. Will add books as I go.

0/8


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Penney (pschoener) | 3553 comments I second Ann ;-)


message 48: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 7 comments hi guys i am going to try again this momth difnot do good for july i will post books tomorrow.


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~KarenH~ | 4063 comments Ann (Noumena12) wrote: "I'm in and will post books later. But I object to "Senior Citizens Day" being with characters over 40!!! :)"

Yeah, I had to fudge on that one a bit - not many (non paranormal) romance novels around with the main characters being true senior citizens! ;)


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Kris | 9 comments I'm new - I'm going to try for three

completed: 0/3

1. “A" is for August: Read a book that starts with 'A' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'A'. - Always the Baker, Never the Bride: An Emma Rae Creation

2. Happy Birthday!: Read a book from an August birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours. If no one has the same letter, choose someone with the closest letter to yours alphabetically: Kristine - It had to be You. Susan Elizabeth Phillips

3. Geography: Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Oklahoma. OR, Oklahoma’s economy is primarily based on agriculture and energy production (Oil, Natural Gas, Wind), and the largest cultural influence is Native American – in fact, the name Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw words for “red man”. So, choose a book that involves farming or ranching, the energy field, or has a Native American character or theme.

4. US Coast Guard Day – August 4: Read a book in which at least one main character is in (or recently discharged from) the military, or a book set on or near the water.

5. Sister’s Day and Friendship Day – August 5: Read a book where a sibling or a best friend play an important role in the storyline.

6. Romance Awareness Month/Book Lover’s Day – August 9: Read a romance novel – complete with HEA (it’s a hardship, I know…). Four Seasons of Romance

10. Readers Choice: Wildflower Hill
Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman Always the Baker Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker


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