Friday, December 15, 2017

CCC Winter Scavenger Challenge: Northern Lights

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Seasonal Challenges     Winter Scavenger Challenge: Northern Lights    

Winter Seasonal Scavenger Challenge: The Northern Lights
Duration: December 21, 2017 - March 20, 2018
You’ve probably heard of the Northern Lights, also known as “Aurora borealis,” but what causes these spectacular displays? Read on to find out!

1. Collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere cause the bright dancing lights of the aurora. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as 'Aurora borealis' in the north and 'Aurora australis' in the south.
❃ Read a book with the sun or a sunny scene on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose title starts with a letter in LIGHTS (exclude "a" "an" "the").

2. In Roman myths, Aurora was the goddess of the dawn. Hence, 'Aurora borealis' (northern lights) means 'dawn of the north' and 'Aurora australis' (southern lights) means 'dawn of the south.’
❃ Read a book that takes place in ancient Rome or mentions a goddess of any kind (tell us her name) OR read a book with “NORTH” or “SOUTH” in its title (“Northern” or “Southern” will work as well.)

3. The vast majority of auroras occur in a band known as the Auroral Zone which is found between the latitudes of 66 to 69 degrees north -- a sliver of the world that includes northern Alaska, northern Canada, bits of Greenland, northern Scandinavia and northern Russia.
❃ Read a book whose author’s last initial is found in “ZONE” OR read a book with an intact number between 66 – 69 in its total page count (66, 67, 68, 69 – i.e. 268 works, 628 does not).

4. Variations in color are due to the type of gas particles that are colliding. The most common auroral color, a pale yellowish-green, is produced by oxygen molecules located about 60 miles above the earth. Rare, all-red auroras are produced by high-altitude oxygen. Nitrogen produces blue or purplish-red auroras. Shades of red, yellow, green, blue, and violet have been reported. The lights appear in many forms from scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.
❃ Read a book with a brightly colored cover (must be at least 3 different colors) OR read a book with a “colorful” character; tell us about the character.

5. Auroral activity is cyclic, peaking roughly every 11 years. The last peak period was 2013, so if seeing the Northern Lights is on your bucket list, start planning now for 2024.  Winter in the north is generally a good season to view lights. The long periods of darkness and the frequency of clear nights provide many good opportunities to watch the auroral displays. Usually the best time of night (on clear nights) to watch for auroral displays is local midnight.
❃ Read a book published in 2013 OR read a book with any nighttime word in its title (i.e. dusk, evening, night, midnight).

If you’re really serious about that 2024 trip to see the lights, read on for CNN’s 11 Top Spots to view them.

6. Jokulsartan Lagoon, Iceland: the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, on the southeast coast of Iceland (~ 250 kilometers from Reykjavik), makes for a perfect spot. The iceberg-filled lagoon reflects the lights, making the experience all the more awesome.
❃ Read a book that takes place in Iceland OR read a book with a natural body of water on its cover (i.e. lake, ocean; not a swimming pool; remember to post the cover).

7. Unstad, Lofoten, Norway: Surfing and Northern Lights aren't often heard in the same sentence but they are on the Lofoten islands, Norway.  About a decade ago, the first Lofoten Masters -- dubbed the world's northernmost surfing championship -- took place, attracting only a handful of local surfers. Today the annual event welcomes a host of international surfers keen to brave the icy waves and to surf under the Northern Lights.
❃ Read a book that features an official competition of some kind (tell us what) OR read a book with any type of surfing equipment on its cover (remember to post the cover).

8. Paatsjoki, Finnish Lapland: Grab a spot on the Paatsjoki Bridge, Nellim, near the Finnish-Russian border. The chances of sighting the Northern Lights here are at least 90%.
❃ Read a book with a bridge on its cover (remember to post the cover) OR read a book whose setting is close to a border of some type - i.e. city, state, country (tell us where and tell us the close border).

9. Fairbanks, Alaska, United States: Two major challenges when hunting the Northern Lights are the cold and fatigue. Watching them in a hot spring alleviates both these problems! The city of Fairbanks, in Alaska, is often cited as the best place to see the Northern Lights in the United States.  If that hot spring sounds good to you, check out the Chena Resort which has easy access to Fairbanks' airport. The resort also provides an aurora alarm service, alerting guests if the lights "switch on" in the middle of night.
❃ Read a book that takes place in Alaska OR read a book that has any item indicating “hot” on its cover (i.e. a filled bath tub, a cup of coffee, etc.)

10. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland: Up in the Scottish Highlands with a vast dark sky and little light pollution, Cairngorms National Park is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights in the country. The north-facing Cairngorm Mountain car park (campground) is an ideal spot to pull up your caravan (camper to non-Brits) and enjoy a hot cup of tea while waiting. To make the experience even better, the Cairngorms is packed with other activities including snowsports, hiking routes and 12 golf courses. It's also home to Britain's only sled dog center and a bridge-based bungee jump.
❃ Read a book that takes place in any type of campground or resort OR read a book that mentions hot tea at least once (tell us the context or include the sentence in which the hot tea is mentioned).

11. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland: With the only international airport in Greenland, Kangerlussuaq is the gateway to the rest of the country.  With an average 300 clear-sky days per year, it's also another top location for aurora hunters.  Hop on a dog-sledding expedition for the ultimate viewing experience.
❃ Read a book with anywhere between 300-399 pages; tell us how many pages OR read a book with a sled on its cover (does not have to be a dogsled; post the cover).

12. Yellowknife, Canada: Not only do you have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights around the city of Yellowknife, but the surroundings -- and seating -- are especially congenial.  A 25-minute drive from the city center, Aurora Village is a teepee campground where you lounge in specially designed, heated viewing chairs, with guides offering background in various languages on the lights. You'll need your warm seat -- it can hit 40 C below zero here.
❃ Read a book that has at least one Native American character OR read a book with any type of single chair on its cover (the chair may be occupied or empty); remember to post the cover.

13. Tromsø, Norway: Sometimes called the "Paris of the North," the city of Tromsø is a beautiful and accessible location for catching the Northern Lights. The Norwegian tourism board recommends a voyage on the Norwegian Coastal Steamer Hurtigruten to see the lights along a fjord. An Astronomy Voyage runs from October to March, following the Aurora Borealis, with astronomers on board. The trip also includes a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø.
❃ Read a book where most of the plot takes place on the water OR read a book with a nighttime scene on its cover; post the cover.

14. Abisko, Sweden: Cloud cover -- the aurora hunter's arch enemy -- shouldn't trouble you around the village of Abisko, in northern Sweden since mountains and favorable prevailing winds combine to create some of northern Scandinavia's most cloud-free skies. Aurora Zone's tour there includes a night's stay at an Ice Hotel. Travelers can also spend a night at the Aurora Sky Station, arriving by chair-lift and having a four-course dinner before stepping out to view the Aurora.
❃ Read a book that takes place in Sweden OR read a book in which a formal dinner is served; briefly tell us about the meal.

15. Muonio, Finnish Lapland: The village itself isn't much of a tourist destination.  However, its location in Fell Lapland, the western region of Lapland known for its moor-covered hills, makes Muonio a great stop for exploring the nearby fells including Olos, Levi and Pallas. The Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, a skiing and trekking destination, is only a 25-minute drive away and provides a spectacular backdrop for a Northern Lights show.
❃ Read a book that takes place in a remote location (tell us where) OR read a book that is #25 on your TBR sorted any way you choose.

16. Southern Hemisphere: Antarctica's the best place to view the Aurora australis (the Southern Lights) but it's also the most inaccessible, unless you're a scientist or a supporting person (cook, doctor, pilot and so on) on a research expedition. You can still see the lights from the southern tips of South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. New Zealand's Stewart Island ("Rakiura" in Maori, meaning the land of glowing skies) is a good option. It has only 400 inhabitants and is covered with great wildlife and natural scenery.
❃ Read a book that takes place in the Southern hemisphere OR read a book with a character who is a scientist, doctor, pilot, or cook.

Sources:
CNN Top Viewing Sites - This is totally worth checking out - spectacular photos!
Northern Lights Centre

CHALLENGE RULES*****************************

♣ When you sign up for the challenge, please post a challenge template so we have a post to which to link your name; post #2 will list participant links which can then be used for making challenge updates.

For each book you read, please indicate the title, the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, please make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item on the cover, include a link to the book cover.* If it’s not obvious from the book title or cover, be sure to explain how your book fits the task. If you don’t, you won’t get credit for completing that task.

♣ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long.

♣ Books may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged!

♣ If you choose any of the spelling options, you may use the first letter of the first word in the book’s title (excluding A, An and The) or the author’s first or last initial (middle names or initials can NOT be used).

♣ If you want the challenge moderator to check your progress as you make updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . We don't have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for "message #15," or to follow links back to an original post.

♣ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message to make it easier for everyone to see what you've read. If you don't repost your list, you won't be included in the list of those who have completed the challenge.

*If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or cover, see the instructions here: Link Instructions   

TCF Your Box of Books Arrived!

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♦Odds and Ends Challenges♦ Your Box of Books Arrived!    

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Imagine you receive a box of books in the mail and they all fit into a certain theme.
What is the theme and what books have you received?

The box is as large as you would like but it must contain at least 4 books.
You may have up to THREE boxes of books at one time.

After you finish reading all the books in a box, you may create a new one. You have 3 months to finish a box.

Use your sign-up post to keep track of your boxes.    

Since this is imaginary mail, your books can be shipped to you in any sort of container; no postage required!

some Box of Books examples:
Picnic Basket - books with food on the cover
Beach Bag - books that are "beach reads"
School Books - books set at a school
Barrel of Monkeys - animal books
Doctor's Bag - books that revolve around the medical field
The Mystery Bag - all kinds of mystery novels
It Came From the TBR! - books from your TBR pile
Big Box of Books - books that are 450 pages and up
Serial Box - all the books from one series
Media Mail - hardback and paperback books only
Barrel of Laughs - full of humorous books
Comfort in a Box - books that you feel are comfort reads
My Name is _____ Box - books with first names as the title
Sea Chest - books set by the ocean
My 2nd Box of Books - 2nd books in a duology, trilogy or series
Address Unknown - books by authors new to you
Shoe Box - books where shoes are prominent on the cover
In a Suitcase - travel books
Recycle Bin - re-read your favorites
Box of Chocolates - sweet reads
Hope Chest - books where someone gets married
Box of Baked Goods - books that take place in a food industry
Trunk of Treasures - anything you consider to be a 5 star book
AND SO ON!

You may have up to THREE boxes of books at one time.   

Your Box of Books Arrived!
Duration: 12/15/17 - 3/14/18
Completed: 0/12+


Box #1: It Came From the TBR!
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Box #2: Christmas Books (I have a bunch I want to read yet.)
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Box #3: Serial Box - Joanna Brady series
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RRRC By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge, Dec. 15, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion

Quarterly Challenges  By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge, Dec. 15, 2017 - March 14, 2018    

By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge
December 15, 2017 through March 14, 2018
Welcome to the Quarterly Challenge where we are counting up the words in our book titles. For this challenge, ALL words count! Also, ampersands, abbreviations, single letters or numerals count as words. Hyphenated words count as one word. Subtitles also count in the word total, if it shows as the title on GR. So:

Ryker - 1 word
RoomHate - 1 word
Stuck-Up Suit - 2 words
A to Z - 3 words
Magic & Mistletoe - 3 words
The V Card - 3 words
A Quick Bite - 3 words
Red Dirt Heart 2 - 4 words
Hottie Scotty and Mr. Porter - 5 words
10 Ways To Steal Your Lover - 6 words
An Offer From A Gentleman: The Epilogue II - 8 words

To complete a number in this challenge, you need to read five books with that number of words in the title. There is no minimum page count for this challenge, rereads and audiobooks are allowed. You must preselect your goal, but are free to increase if your reading time allows. You do not need to preselect the specific numbers you plan to complete, just which level.

Levels:
One is the Loneliest Number
- Complete any number. (5 Books)
Two's Company - Complete any two numbers. (10 Books)
Three's a Crowd - Complete any three numbers. (15 Books)
The Third Degree - Complete three numbers in sequence, i.e. 2, 3 & 4 or 5, 6 & 7. (15 Books)
Take Five - Complete any five numbers. (25 Books)
High Five - Complete any five numbers in sequence. (25 Books)
The Seven Year Itch - Complete any seven numbers. (35 Books)
Seventh Heaven - Complete any seven numbers in sequence. (35 Books)

Better by the Dozen Bonus: Read books with a number, numeral or ordinal in the title. You can only count each number once. You can read as many books as you find for the bonus, but they can't be used elsewhere in the challenge.

Baker's Dozen Bonus: Get your bonus books in sequence! They don't have to be read in order, but no number can be skipped.

You can use any book you read, but to make them count you need to get enough of the same number word titles! The only difference between the any number levels and the any number in sequence levels is that the numbers you use have to be in order. For example, finishing 2, 3 and 5 would complete Three's a Crowd, but to complete The Third Degree you would have to complete numbers 2, 3 and 4 because they are in order.

You are free to update your initial post throughout the challenge, but please repost upon completion! It helps the host acknowledge completions and everyone loves to see what others are reading too!   


Two's Company - Complete any two numbers. (10 Books)    
My List:

TLC Reading The Seasons - Winter

The Lost Challenges discussion

Quarterly Challenges   Reading The Seasons - Winter      

reading the seasons

Read books for each task listed. Some (but not all) tasks will have opportunities to collect bonus points.

You can read one book for every task or read multiple books for some tasks. (For example - you could choose to just focus on task 5 and read books with white covers. That's fine - you can claim points for each one that fits).

The aim of the game is to score as many points as possible by the end of the quarter.

Scoring: Score 1 point for each book read that fits a task plus 2 points for each bonus task.

EXAMPLE:
TASK:
Read a book set in USA (Bonus: set in Atlanta or Memphis)

You read a book set in California = 1 point for USA : Total 1 point

You read a book set in Memphis = 1 point for USA + 2 points for Memphis: Total 3 points


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Reading The Seasons - Winter
Duration: December 21st, 2017 - March 20th, 2018

5 -10 points - Super Seasonal
11-20 points - Winter Wonderful
21+ points - Fantastically Frosty

TASKS:


1. Read a book originally published in December, January, February or March of any year. (Bonus: Published in December 2017 or Jan/Feb/Mar 2018)

2. Read a book set in winter.

3. Read a book with the letters C O L D somewhere in the title. Does not have to be in order. (Bonus: The letters 'Cold' in order in the title, so Cold, Colder, Scold etc)

4. Read a book with a winter word in the title (Bonus: 'Snow' in the title)

5. Read a book with a cover that reminds you of winter. This can be as simple as a white cover. (Bonus: Actual winter scene on cover)

6. Yaldā - is referred to as the eve of the birth of Mithra, who symbolised light, goodness and strength on earth.
Read a book with a character that can be described as light and goodness.

7. Sinterklaas/Wild Hunt of Wodan - Read a book where gifts or chocolate are given to children OR where a character has a moment of public drunkenness.

8. Hanukkah – Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days and celebrated by lighting candles in a menorah.
Read a book with a Series/TBR #8 OR where candles are lit in a Menorah. Give us the sentence and page/location number.

9. Christmas – Read a book set during Christmas. (Bonus: A Christmas tree on the cover.)

10. Jack Frost - personification of frost, ice, snow, sleet, winter, and freezing cold.
Read a book with a character whose name (first or last) is Jack or Frost. (Bonus: Jack Frost as a character in the book.)

11. New Year's Eve - Read a book where characters attend a party. (Bonus: A New Years Eve Party)

12. New Year – Read a book that is first in a series (Bonus: Also by an author you have not read before)

13. Befana - visits all the children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they are good, or a lump of coal, dark candy or a stick if they are bad.
Read a book with an older woman character OR with socks on the cover.

14. Twelfth Night (Jan 5) – Read a book with a number in the title.

15. Martin Luther King Day (US) – Read a book set in USA

16. Chinese New Year - Read a book with a brown cover OR with a dog in the story. Tell us the dog's name.

17. Mardi Gras – Read a book set in New Orleans OR with a purple, green or gold cover. (Bonus: A mention of Mardi Gras in the story. Give us the sentence and page/Location number.)

18. Valentine's Day – Read a book from one of these listopias - Romance Books For Valentines Day, Conversation Hearts, Chocolate Covered Fiction.

19. Presidents' Day - Read a book with a character that is the President of something OR whose author's initials are in PRESIDENTS.

20. Read Across America Day - Read a book to a child OR a book in your favorite genre. (Bonus: A book by Dr. Seuss)

Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.    

Sunday, December 10, 2017

TLC Colors of the Month - Red

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Monthly Challenges >     Colors of the Month - Red      

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Colors of the Month - Red
Duration: December 15, 2017- January 14, 2017


This is a monthly challenge that coordinates with A Color Scavenger Hunt posted by Sharon.
You may do as many tasks as you wish.
Tasks may be used many times.
A badge will be awarded for participation.

Tasks:
1. Read a book whose cover is a shade of the color of the month.

2. Read a book whose author's first and last initials are in a shade of red from the graphic above. Tell us the shade.

3. Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in RED (ignore A, An and The) OR a title that contains one of the words from the graphic. eg. The Red Pony or Lipstick Jungle

4. Read a book from this list - Fair is the Red Rose OR Red as a Blood Ruby.

5. :one that is of a red or reddish color: such as
a :red wine

🔴 Read a book where wine is important to the story.
Helpers: Wine books OR Wine and Roses: Romances featuring Wineries

6. a (1) :flushed especially with anger or embarrassment
🔴 Read a book where a character gets angry or embarrassed.

7. Red is slang for loss.
🔴 Read a book where a loss is suffered. Tell us what the loss is.

8. Red has been a constant companion of Indian brides. It is the color of life- a new life. A wedding indicates a significant change in the life of a traditional Indian woman.
🔴 Read a book where a wedding takes place OR where a significant change in the life of a woman occurs.

9. Red is the color most associated with courage.
🔴 Read a book with a character that shows courage.

10. "red herring." A false clue that leads investigators off the track.
🔴 Read a book with an investigator OR from the MYSTERY genre.


Challenge Rules
*For each book that you read please post a link to the book, the author and the date you finished it.
*Each book may only be used for one task or letter
*To count a book towards a challenge you must read the majority of it after the start date of the challenge.
* Where more than one option is given for a task, please state which option your book relates to.
*If the task relates to the cover of your book, please post the cover AND the book link.
*All genres and formats are fine.
*Re-reads are allowed.
*No page minimum.
*Please update your original post as you go.

*When you have finished, please re-post your whole challenge as a new message and MARK AS FINISHED or you will not be considered to have completed the challenge and we will not be able to award your Hall of Fame badge

(Even if you don't hit the level you were aiming for by the deadline, please re-post your challenge anyway as you may still be eligible for a lower level badge.)

Please use the TLC STANDARD RULES when participating in this challenge.
If you are not familiar with these rules, please click on the link and read them over.    

Saturday, December 2, 2017

TDD Random Reads - Reading Wheel - December 2017

Tall, Dark & Deadly discussion on goodreads

Challenges  Random Reads - December 2017   

Purpose: Reduce that TBR

How it works
* In this challenge, each participant picks a random book from their personal TBR to read during the upcoming month.

* Sort your TBR shelf (or any other shelf you want to use for the challenge) by position. Make sure the numbers are enabled on your shelf. You do this by going to "settings" on the "my books" tab, clicking on the "position" option and pressing "save".

* Go to Random.org. Type 1 in the "Min" box and the total number of books of your shelf in the "Max" box. Click "generate".

* Scroll to the number obtained from Random.org. This is the book you will read for this month.

* Post your book in this thread and be sure to come back and tell us what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

Urban Shaman (Walker Papers, #1) by C.E. Murphy #313

Reading Wheel - December 2017    

   

Purpose: Reduce that TBR / Choose your next book

How it works:

OPTION #1

* Every month I will spin the wheel and participants will read a book from the resulting category. See below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.
* You can read as many books from the category as you like.

OPTION #2

* Participants spin their own wheel.
* Click on the Reading Wheel Link and spin the wheel.

* Read a book from the Goodreads shelf for the category that you land on - see below for a list of categories and their corresponding shelves.

OPTION #3
*Do both option #1 and option #2.

Categories

Military Hero / Historical-Military Hero
FBI Agent
Kick-Ass Heroine
Small Town Cop / Small Town Sheriff
Female Detective / Lady Detectives
Serial Killer / Serial Killers
Private Investigator
Firefighter / Firefighters
Amnesia / Amnesia Romance
Dare Devil / Dare Devils
Bodyguard / Bodyguards
Covert Operative / Spy Romance / Regency Spy Romance

* Be sure to let us know the book that you read and what you thought of it.

* Feel free to ask any questions in this thread.    

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DECEMBER CATEGORY: DARE DEVIL

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Option 3:
DARE DEVIL - Thrill Ride (Black Knights Inc., #4) by Julie Ann Walker

Firefighter - Christmas Nights (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6) by J.H. Croix  


TLC Monthlies December/January Ducks In A Row, December Easy As 1, 2, 3, December Scattergories   

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Monthly Challenges   December/January Ducks In A Row

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"Ducks In A Row" Two Month Mini Challenge
December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018

Rules: Read books from the same series or ‘mix-n-match’ – as long as it was at least three in a row. Like 3, 4, 5? Or 11, 12, 13? 17, 18, 19?
(You do NOT have to read them in that order.)
As long as you keep it all in a row.
There can NOT be more than three from the same series..
Please post a link to the book and the author, and the date you finished the book.
Please repost your entire challenge when finished to get your badge.

"Ducks In A Row" Two Month Mini Challenge
December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018

My List:

Chasing Christmas Eve Jill Shalvis 12/9/17 #4 (Heartbreaker Bay #4)
An Ex for Christmas Lauren Layne 12/9/17 (Love Unexpectedly #5)
Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6)    



December Easy As 1, 2, 3 


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"Easy As 1, 2, 3" Monthly Challenge
December 1, 2017-December 31, 2017

This challenge is 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, a 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.
5) No more than 2 of the 3 books each month can be from the same series.
6) Please post a link to the book and the author and also the date you finished the book.
7) Please repost your entire challenge when you are finished to get your badge.

My List:
1. Christmas on the Last Frontier J.H. Croix 12/3/17 (Last Frontier Lodge #1)
2. Any Given Christmas Candis Terry 12/12/17 (Sugar Shack #2)
3. Flame in the Dark Faith Hunter 12/7/17 (Soulwood #3)

1. This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17 (Christmas in New York #1)
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3. A Chance This Christmas Joanne Rock 12/10/17 (Road to Romance #3)    

December Scattergories       

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The object of this challenge is the same sort of thing as the board game. We give you a list of 12 categories/words and a letter and you find items that fit those categories in your books. The goal is to find all 12 items. You may use a book to fulfill as many categories as it fits (you don't have to read 12 books this month...don't worry!)

**Please remember to add a link to the book, the author and give the date you finished reading it.
The first 6 categories will stay the same, the second 6 will be announced each month.

Duration: December 1, 2017- December 31, 2017
Recurring Items:


1. Book Title: The Holiday Brides Collection: Books 1-4 Ginny Baird 12/7/17
2. Author: Faith Hunter Flame in the Dark 12/7/17
3. Main Character: Hampton Brooks  The Designer Aubrey Parker 12/9/17
4. Secondary Character: Haley Christmas at Whisper Beach Shelley Noble 12/8/17
5. Place: Heartbreaker Bay Chasing Christmas Eve Jill Shalvis 12/9/17
6. Item on cover: House This Christmas (Christmas in New York #1; Holly Point, NY #1) by Jeannie Moon This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17

And the Specials for December are:
7. Ham: Christmas on the Last Frontier J.H. Croix 12/3/17 p 12 It’s your favorite— spinach and ham pinwheel.
8. Happy: Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 p 11 “I’d be happy to take him from class to class today.”
9. Hip: Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 p 52 Janie leaned her hip against the table and curled her hand ...
10. Hockey: This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17 Loc 181 ... and a day playing hockey could never be considered a bad one.
11. Holiday: Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 p 88 You doing your usual holiday shopping run?”
12. Hoodie: This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17 Loc 790 Jake stood and unzipped his hoodie, draping it around Charlie’s small shoulders.

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