Friday, October 31, 2014

November Scavenger Hunt

NOVEMBER Scavenger Hunt from A Million More Pages on goodreads
Date: November 1--November 30, 2014
Total: 20/20


1. POLITICIAN In A Dark House by Deborah Crombie  p. 115 That's what politician's do.

2. TURKEY Arouse by Nina Lane LOC 3750 I picked up our Thanksgiving turkey before my shift at the museum.

3. FAMILY Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend LOC 2546 Having him and a family?

4. LEAVES What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 96 ...which was covered with leaves and debris.

5. FEATHER What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 132 Let's bust some feathers.

6. NATIVE AMERICAN CHARACTER Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult p. 110 Will Flying Horse was sitting on his new green couch...

7. MUD  What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Lauriep. 75 ...when we sailed by a diner with a mud-splattered sign....

8. COFFEE The Violets of March by Sarah Jio p. 31 May I interest you in a cup of coffee?

9. ACORN A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper  p. 93 ...which was vaguely shaped like an acorn.

10. VOTE Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery  p. 349 However, I'll warn you, we've already voted on the other site.

11. SAINT Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult p. 201 ...I felt as cherished and blessed as a saint.

12. BUTTERFLY Club Prive 2 by MS Parker  LOC 938 Butterflies fluttered in my stomach.

13. SLEET The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts p. 79 It's spitting some sleet.

14. KITCHEN What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie  p. 62 But I'm going to be in your kitchen expecting you to be ready to roll at nine a.m.

15. FOOTBALL Ricochet by Skye Jordan LOC 2051 In his mind, he saw Tagger and Dekker alive, laughing, throwing a football, ...

16. NAP What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 123 I think I will try to take a little nap before we hit the house later on.

17. TABLE Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend  LOC 2422 Blake looked around the table with mixed emotions.

18. CENTERPIECE Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult p. 154 My maman couldn't tell the difference between a hothouse flower and a plastic centerpiece.

19. FORK Club Prive 2 by MS Parker LOC 763 Dropping my fork and crawling under the table to get it.

20. CLOCK Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult p. 110 ...watching the blinking clock on his VCR fade into nothing.

RULES:
1. Must read more than 3 books.
2. Any genre except Children's Lit.
3. Items found in reading, not in title or on cover.
4. No more than 5 items per book.
5. In your post, list TITLE, PAGE #, and SENTENCE where the item can be found.
6. For non-fiction the caption texts are not allowed, however, anything within the main text or article would be allowed. 

From Sea to Shining Sea: New Jersey

From Sea to Shining Sea - New Jersey  on Crazy Challenge Connections on goodreads
Duration: Nov 01, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 link

1. New Jersey was the third state to ratify the US Constitution, it did so on Dec 18, 1787. It was the first state to sign the Bill of Rights. New Jersey was named for the Channel Island of Jersey in honor of Sir George Carteret (one of the two men to whom the land was originally given). Nicknamed Garden State, its capital city is Trenton.
✒ Read a book that is the first  of a series with more than three books Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery

2. New Jersey is bordered on the north and east by New York State, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware. Its state motto is Liberty and Prosperity, and the song is I'm From New Jersey.
✒ Read a book with a singer . Sweet Possession by Maya Banks

3. New Jersey is ranked 11th in terms of population and 47th in terms of area. It is also the 2nd richest state in the US, with a median household income of $69,667. But, even though the state has a high income rate, most of its citizens were not well off - the state has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US (based on data from 2012).
✒ Read  a book with a main character who is out of work at any point of the plot. Break the Sky by Nina Lane

4. Its state bird is the Eastern Goldfinch, state tree the Northern Red Oak, violet the state flower. The state colors are buff and jersey blue. The horse is New Jersey's state animal.
✒ Read a book with a main character with red or golden blonde hair Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

5. The 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Grover Cleveland, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey. Actors Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson and Kevin Spacey, singers Bruce Springsteen and Whitney Houston and poet Allen Ginsberg are also from the state. Among its authors are Philip Roth, Judy Blume and Norman Mailer.
✒ Read  a book whose author's first and last initials begin with a letter in "THEBOSS" 
Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth Hoyt

6. New Jersey has the highest percent of urban population in the US, with about 90% of its people living in an urban area. It's the only state where all the counties are classified as metropolitan areas. It's also the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in Newark than in NYC and LA put together.
✒ Read a book which is set in a city with over 100,000 people. In A Dark House by Deborah Crombie

7. The street names for the game Monopoly come from those in Atlantic City. It's also home to the Miss America pageant, and boasts of the longest boardwalk in the world. Since 1977, Atlantic City has also enjoyed legal casino gambling.
✒ Read a book where the main character gambles Risky Business by Nora Roberts

8. Modern paleontology, the science of studying dinosaur fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory, and earned him the name "Wizard of Menlo Park".
✒ Read  a book with a man made light source on the cover.  candle and lamp The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts 

9. New Jersey's Hoboken was host to the first baseball game. The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick, in 1869. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won. 
✒ Read a book where a sport is played Blue Love by MJ Fields

10. In New Jersey, it is illegal for a man to knit during fishing season and to "frown" at a police officer. In Trenton, it is illegal to throw a bad pickle on the road. Drivers are required to beep their car horns before passing another vehicle.
✒ Read a book with a law enforcement officer as the protagonist Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie

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❖ If you want to participate in a challenge, sign up by posting at least a partial list of the challenge requirements. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. 

❖ Books must be at least 150 pages long (unless otherwise noted) and may only be used for one task in this challenge, but cross-challenge posting is encouraged.

❖ For each book you read, please post a link to the title and mention the author and the date you finished reading it. If a challenge task gives several options, make it clear which option you’ve chosen. If the task calls for an item/color 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. 

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❖ 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, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge. 

❖ Rereads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not just skim the best portions! :)

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Thin Rich Bitches by Janet Eve Josselyn


This is a book that I got for free on amazon. It is now $2.99. This book was funny. Pippin finds out that her husband cheated on her and got the woman pregnant. She moves into a family home away from Boston with her ten year old son, Zeke. She bought out her cousins and used most of the money she got from the divorce. She needs to find work because she got laid off from her job around the same time he husband left. Pippin gets a job as a kitchen designer. She doesn't really like the job but it will pay the bills until she finds something better. Her boss, Stone, is very demanding but he is gorgeous. Pippin likes him.

The women in Dover treat her like a servant because she does work for them but she does find a circle of women to be friends with. It's just like high school though. The women are always competing with each other to have the best and top each other. But Pippin doesn't play that game. Stone keeps sending her mixed signals. Then she finds out that he is actually dating a potential client although he has told Pippin that he doesn't feel he belongs with this woman.
Pippin comes up with a business idea to make more money and provide a service for the town. Will it work?

This book sends a message - be true to your self!

From goodreads:
“An uproarious romp through the minefield of female one-upmanship!”

Leaving her cheating husband in Boston with the paralegal he impregnated, Pippin Snowe and her son move to a ramshackle farmhouse that she inherited in the exclusive community of Dover, Massachusetts. Pippin finds employment with a local architect, designing kitchen renovations for wealthy Dover women who treat her as they treat the rest of the hired help. Concluding that social climbing is just another sport that she is no good at, Pippin opens a country club for dogs that offers services that the Dover women didn’t know they wanted until they found out that admission was required and spaces were limited.

With irreverent wit, Thin Rich Bitches is a humorous chronicle of one woman’s quest to find her place within a community of people who are more blessed physically and financially, while learning valuable lessons about life, love, competition, and canine couture.

For a "Look Inside", click here.


Kindle Edition272 pages
Published March 11th 2012


Zero Day by David Baldacci

John Puller has been assigned a case in West Virginia. Usually, he gets a whole team with him but this time he is going it alone. He is not told why. A family has been murdered. The father is in the CID at the Pentagon. Puller will be assisting the local police. He meets the detective, Samantha Cole on his first day in town. She doesn't seem to resent his presence. Actually they become pretty good friends as they investigate the murder. They find one of her patrol officers and another couple on the same street murdered. Sam's brother-in-law just about owns the town and everyone resents or hates him. Is he a suspect? Puller cannot figure out just what is going on. He makes a quick trip back to DC and gets a tip from another agency. Does he have this figured out?

I enjoyed this book. I have not read this author for a long time. I will be finding the next book in the series!

From the author:
John Puller is a combat veteran and the best military investigator in the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigative Division. His father was an Army fighting legend, and his brother is serving a life sentence for treason in a federal military prison. Puller has an indomitable spirit and an unstoppable drive to find the truth.
Now, Puller is called out on a case in a remote, rural area in West Virginia coal country far from any military outpost. Someone has stumbled onto a brutal crime scene, a family slaughtered. The local homicide detective, a headstrong woman with personal demons of her own, joins forces with Puller in the investigation. As Puller digs through deception after deception, he realizes that absolutely nothing he’s seen in this small town, and no one in it, are what they seem. Facing a potential conspiracy that reaches far beyond the hills of West Virginia, he is one man on the hunt for justice against an overwhelming force.
To read an excerpt, click here.


Pages: 436
Published: 2011

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?

WHO ARE THE PEOPLE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? from Crazy Challenge Connection on goodreads
Duration: November 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015


Well they’re the people that you meet, when you’re walking down the street…they’re the people that you greet each day. Remember this song from Sesame Street? Whether or not you know the song, let’s pretend that we are in small-town USA where there is a lovely town square and you know the town’s inhabitants.

1. The Grocer: Read a book whose cover shows something one might buy in a grocery store 
Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks  

2. The Mailman: Read a book with a light blue or gray cover Only His by Susan Mallery


3. The Police Chief: Read a book involving a policeman Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie

4. The Librarian: Read a book featuring a librarian or taking place mainly in a library Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery

5. The Fireman: Read a book involving a fire In A Dark House by Deborah Crombie

6. The Baker: Read a book involving a baker Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

7. The Teacher: Read a book that takes place in a school or university Arouse by Nina Lane

8. The Mayor: Read a book with a character who holds a position of power (i.e. Director, Congressman, CEO, Manager, etc.) Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery

9. The Newspaper Boy: Read  a book featuring a journalist Some Nerve by Jane Heller

10. The Beautician: Read a book featuring any type of beautician (hair stylist, manicurist, massage therapist) Sweet Seduction by Maya Banks

11. The Funeral Director: Read a book with a somber or serious character Make-Believe Mistletoe by Gina Wilkins

12. The Judge: Read a book with a legal theme or featuring a lawyer Everything For Us by M Leighton

13. The Doctor: Read a book with a main character who works in any type of medical field  - nurse
A Witch's Handbook of Kisses and Curses by Molly Harper

14. The Florist: Read  read a book with any type of flower on the cover. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio 


15. The Pharmacist: Read a book featuring someone who works in any kind of scientific field Break the Sky by Nina Lane

16. The Travel Agent: Read a book with any type of vehicle on the cover Risky Business by Nora Roberts

17. The Pastor: Read  a book with any of the following words in its title: FAITH, COMPASSION, CHURCH, MONASTERY, HOPE, LOVE .
Love Me Once, Love Me Twice by Sandy Sullivan

18. The Dog Catcher: Read a book featuring a dog  The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts

19. The Ice Cream Man: Read  a book with a pastel-colored cover When We Met by Susan Mallery


20. The Handyman: Read a book featuring any type of handyman, repair man, or construction worker The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts

21. The Garbage Man: Read a book you plan to give away or otherwise dispose of once you’ve finished it Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks

22. The Waiter: Read a book featuring a café  Awaken by Nina Lane

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 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.

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November 2014 Word Search

November 2014 Word Search on Wacky Reading Challenges on goodreads
11/01/14 - 11/8/14

Below is a list of words to find. They can only be found in the book - no covers, titles or authors, please. For each work you find, provide the book title, page or location, and the sentence containing the word.

You can use one book to find all the words, or as many as you like.

***If you don't find all the words this month, you are welcome to carry them over to next month's word search challenge.***


Challenge Rules:
Books should be at least 125 pages. All formats are acceptable. Re-reads are fine--just be sure to re-read the entire book. When updating your challenge with books you've read, please include a link to the book title, include the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book.

To add a book title link: Clik the "add book/author" link located above the message box. Type in the name of your book, click 'search', then click 'add' next to the title you would like to add.

List of Words:

1. Pumpkin Pie Allure by Nina Lane  p. 215 I told Alma to make both pumpkin pie and pecan this year.

2. Thanksgiving Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend LOC 2533 Ma and Dad got married Thanksgiving weekend, and I figured a wedding would make a real fine reason to be thankful.

3. Turkey What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 78 I ate my turkey-and-cheese grinder, which was surprisingly good.

4. Dressing Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend LOC Of course, I'm dressing.

5. Family What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 129 Good to know you're with family.

6. Friends What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 14 We'd been best friends within five minutes,...

7. Celebrate The Violets of March by Sarah Jio p. 276 We haven't properly celebrated your engagement.

8. Parade Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery p. 39 There was a parade last week.

9. Football Love Me Once, Love Me Twice by Sandy Sullivan  p. 30 I got a football scholarship out of high school and got my degree in Architecture.

10. Happy Love Me Once, Love Me Twice by Sandy Sullivan p. 176 Still at the diner, I imagine, where I left his happy ass.

11. Relax  What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 198 Will you relax?

12. Fun What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p.  62 A boy's gotta have his fun, sugar.

13. Favorite Love Me Once, Love Me Twice by Sandy Sullivan p. 206 How are my two favorite men?

14. Drink The Violets of March by Sarah Jio p. 122 I'd love to have you out to my place for drinks.

15. Food What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie p. 104 By the number of times you've asked about food, ...

Still Midnight by Denise Mina


Alex Morrow #1  Morrow is supposed to catch the next case but her boss has hard feelings against her - the reader does not know why - perhaps it's because she is a woman and does not play police politics? The case is given to Bannerman, who shares an office with her. They have a strange relationship. Again we don't know why. I felt like I was missing a lot of background. A house was broken into by two masked men, Eddy and Pat. They demanded to talk to "Bob" and when they did not find out who he was, they took the father of the family and wanted 2 million pounds in payment for his return. The 16 year old daughter had tried to take the balaclava off one of the men and he was so surprised that the gun went off and destroyed her hand.

There were a lot of sub-plots here. The infatuation of Pat for the 16 year old Aleesha. The family being Muslim and the racism that surrounds these people. A possible criminal background of the Anwar family. The discord in the Anwar family. Morrow's family drama. It made the story very interesting. I was surprised by the outcome.


From amazon:
Alex Morrow is not new to the police force-or to crime-but there is nothing familiar about the call she has just received. On a still night in a quiet suburb of GlasgowScotland, three armed men have slipped from a van into a house, demanding a man who is not, and has never been, inside the front door. In the confusion that ensues, one family member is shot and another kidnapped, the assailants demanding an impossible ransom. Is this the amateur crime gone horribly wrong that it seems, or something much more unexpected? 

Excerpt:

Chapter 1


A Sainsbury’s plastic bag in full sail floated along the dark pavement. Belly bowed, handles erect, it sashayed past a garden gate, following the foot of a low rockery wall. A sudden breeze buffeted it, lifting it off its heels, slamming it face first into the side of a large white van bearing false number plates, parked at the kerb. The bag spun as the air was knocked from it, crumpling to the floor, settling softly under the van’s back wheel.
The white van was barely three weeks old but had already been stolen. In two days time it would be found in woodland, still smouldering, all forensic traces of the three men now sitting inside obliterated. Except for the tin foil.
They sat in a row along the front seat: the driver, Malki, was junkie-thin, dressed in a dark track suit with the hood up, leaning over the steering wheel, his sunken eyes darting around the street like a cat hunting a fly. Next to him, John and Pat bore more than a passing resemblance. They were both meaty, worked out together, watched action films together, and their style reflected that. They were dressed identically in what John imagined were special ops army outfits: black camouflage trousers, high lace boots, flack waistcoats and balaclavas rolled up to their foreheads. John had wanted to wear field make-up too, like they did when they went paint balling, but Pat drew the line: they’d be wearing balaclavas, it wasn’t necessary. Anyway the make up made his skin itchy.
A longer look would show the differences between them: John, sitting in the middle, drank too much and ate big takeaways when he got in from work, undoing all the good he’d done himself in the weights room. Even when he was having a good time, John’s eye was on what he didn’t have and he gave off an air of frustrated disappointment. Pat looked younger was wasn’t. He was fitter, still had a lush head of hair. Women enjoyed his company and it showed: Pat expected people to like him. His nose had been broken in a fight and snaked across his flat face, which made him seem faintly comical. He strangled the man who broke his nose until he was unconscious and then snapped five of his fingers in a slow rage as blood from his nose dripped on the man‘s face.
But the major difference between them was that John has saved the biggest gun for himself. Each cradled their revolver in their laps with unaccustomed hands, watching the suburban bungalow across the road.

To read more, click here.

Pages: 342
Published: 2010

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover


Hopeless #1.
Sky is just starting her senior year in high school. She has been home schooled but she wanted to go to school with her best friend Six. Sky is adopted. Karen, her mother, doesn't believe in technology and she's a vegan.  Six gets to go to Italy for the year. She gives Sky a cell phone so they can text while she's gone.
Sky meets a really hot guy named Holder. It's the first time she ever feels an attraction for a guy. He was away from school because his sister died and he was having a hard time. They become a couple. But Holder knows a secret about Sky. He suspected the first time he saw her but after he saw the bracelet on her arm in the cafeteria at school he knew for sure. He loves her and knows that if he tells her, he may lose her. It will hurt her badly.

I loved, loved, loved this book.  Holder was so sweet and caring. Sky was incredibly strong. I can't wait to read the next one!

From goodreads:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Click here for an excerpt.

ebook410 pages
Published December 19th 2012 (first published December 17th 2012)

Monday, October 27, 2014

November Scavenger - Pies

NOVEMBER SCAVENGER - PIES from Crazy Challenge Connection on goodreads
Timeframe: 11/1/14 to 11/30/14
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With the winter holidays approaching, our thoughts often turn to food and what we plan to prepare for special holiday meals with family and friends. At Thanksgiving time, dessert is just as important as the main meal, and pie is considered a staple of the Thanksgiving table. 

1. The word "pie" may be derived from the magpie bird, most likely because the magpie collects miscellaneous objects in its nest.

Read a book with the letters P-I-E in the title, in that order Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

2. Pie as a dessert is a relatively recent development. In the 19th century, fruit pies were more commonly a breakfast food. Fruit pie was considered part of a good hearty meal before a hard day’s work.

Read a book with a scene where a meal is eaten  The Violets of March by Sarah Jio

3. The first print mention of fruit pie is from Robert Green's Arcadia (1590): "Thy breath is like the steam of apple-pyes."

Read  a book where the first letter of the title is found in ARCADIA. Arouse by Nina Lane

4. According to a survey conducted by Crisco, the most popular dessert pie in America is apple, followed by pumpkin and pecan.

Read a book with something sweet on the cover Sweet Persuasion by Maya Banks


5. Cold game pies became popular during the Roman Empire, using game or even birds. During the Victorian era, birds were often placed on top of game pies as ornaments. Wealthy English in the 1600’s favored "surprise pies" in which live creatures would pop out when the pie was cut open. 

Read  a book with bird  in the story. What's A Ghoul To Do? by Victoria Laurie

6. In Australia, meat pies are more popular than hamburgers, pizzas and hot dogs.

Read a book where something unexpected happens. Up To Me by M Leighton

7. Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake; cheesecake is actually a pie (a tart, technically). Raisin pie is sometimes called funeral pie because it became a tradition to serve raisin pie with the meal that was served to family and friends at a wake or funeral. This was probably because it could be made in any season and preserved well when made days before the funeral. Shoo-fly pie, a wet-bottom molasses pie, was used to attract flies from the kitchen.

Read  a book with an insect on the cover. Allure by Nina Lane 

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!

♣ 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. 

NOVEMBER SPELL CHALLENGE - PIES

NOVEMBER SPELL CHALLENGE - PIES from Crazy Challenge Connection on goodreads
DURATION: November 1 - November 30


In keeping with our November theme of pies, here are some fillings that have been chosen for pies over the years. Although many of them are not used today, people in earlier times found these to be delicacies. Choose one or more pie fillings to spell out this month, using the first letter of a book's title (disregard A, An and The) or the author's first or last initial (no middle initials!)If your favorite pie is not on the list, feel free to choose that instead :)


GAME PIE FILLINGS:
Partridge
Pheasant
Deer
Hare
Rabbit
Venison
Pigeon
Chicken
Duck
Heron
Crane
Crow
Swan
Stork
Cormorant
Bittern
Thrush
Starling
Blackbird

FRUIT/NUT PIE FILLINGS:
Apple
Cherry
Peach
Pecan
Mince
Pumpkin
Blueberry
Raisin
Cranberry
Kiwi Lime
Strawberry
Lemon
Rhubarb 


CHALLENGE RULES 
♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting the pie filling you're going to spell. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses. 

♦ 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 :) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book and not simply skim through it.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. 
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I choose:
Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult
Ever Since Eve by Pamela Browning
Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery
Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery
Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie