Thursday, July 30, 2015

July Books Part 2

1. Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point, #1) by Crownover, Jay
2. Better When He's Bold (Welcome to the Point #2) by Jay Crownover
3. A New Hope (Thunderpoint # 8) by Robin Carr
4. Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha Young
5. Alex (Cold Fury Hockey, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer 

6. Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey, #2) by Bennett, Sawyer

7. Off Limits (Off, #2) by Bennett, Sawyer
8. Off the Record (Off, #3) by Bennett, Sawyer
9. Off Course (Off, #4) by Bennett, Sawyer 
10. Off Chance (Off, #5) by Bennett, Sawyer 
11. Off Season (Off, #6) by Bennett, Sawyer 
12. On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer 
13. Make It a Double (Last Call, #2) by Bennett, Sawyer 
14. Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3) by Bennett, Sawyer
15. With a Twist (Last Call, #4) by Bennett, Sawyer 
16. Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call, #5) by Bennett, Sawyer 
17. Objection (Legal Affairs, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer
18. Stipulation (Legal Affairs, #2) by Bennett, Sawyer 
19. Violation (Legal Affairs, #3) by Bennett, Sawyer 
20. Mitigation (Legal Affairs, #4) by Bennett, Sawyer 
21. Reparation (Legal Affairs, #5) by Bennett, Sawyer 
22. Affirmation (Legal Affairs, #6) by Bennett, Sawyer 
23. Club Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair Masters of the Shadowlands, #1
24. Dark Citadel (Masters of the Shadowlands, #2) by 
(Masters of the Shadowlands, #3) by 


July Books Part 1

To make my life easier,  I will be posting reviews on goodreads and then just listing the books weekly or biweekly.

1. The Will by Kristen Ashley
2. Soaring by Kristen Ashley
3. Real by Katy Evans
4. Cowboy Command by Olivia Jaymes
5. Tease Me by Olivia Cunning
6. Insider (Exodus End, #1) Cunning, Olivia
7. Sinners at the Altar (Sinners on Tour, #6) by Cunning, Olivia
8. Sunrise Kisses (The Kisses Series, #8) by Lakes, Krista
9. Never Too Late by Carr, Robyn
10. Elias (West Bend Saints, #1) by Paige, Sabrina
11. Fate by Sex, Nikki
12. Uncivilized by Bennett, Sawyer
13. Off Sides (Off, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer
14. Abuse by Sex, Nikki
15. Justice Healed (Cowboy Justice Association, #2) by Jaymes, Olivia
16. Cowboy Truth (Cowboy Justice Association, #3) by Jaymes, Olivia
17. Cowboy Famous (Cowboy Justice Association, #4) by Jaymes, Olivia
18. Cowboy Cool (Cowboy Justice Association, #5) by Jaymes, Olivia
19. Champagne and Bullets (Military Moguls, #1) by Jaymes, Olivia
20. Seduced (Lost in Oblivion, #0.5) by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn
21. Rocked (Lost in Oblivion, #1) by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn
22. Rock, Rattle & Roll (Lost in Oblivion, #1.5) by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn
23. Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1) by Proby, Kristen
24. Fight with Me (With Me in Seattle, #2) by Proby, Kristen
25. Under the Mistletoe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1.5) by Proby, Kristen
26. Play with Me (With Me in Seattle, #3) by Proby, Kristen
27. Rock with Me (With Me in Seattle, #4) by Proby, Kristen
28. Safe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #5) by Proby, Kristen
29. Happy Halloween from the Montgomerys (With Me in Seattle, #5.1) by Proby, Kristen
30. Tied with Me (With Me in Seattle, #6) by Proby, Kristen
31. Breathe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #7) by Proby, Kristen
32. Forever with Me (With Me in Seattle, #8) by Proby, Kristen
33. Loving Cara (Love Under the Big Sky, #1) by Proby, Kristen
34. Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky, #2) by Proby, Kristen
35. Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky, #3) by Proby, Kristen
36. Easy Love (Boudreaux, #1) by Proby, Kristen
37. Rule (Marked Men, #1) by Crownover, Jay
38. Jet (Marked Men, #2) by Crownover, Jay
39. Rome (Marked Men, #3) by Crownover, Jay
40. Nash (Marked Men, #4) by Crownover, Jay
41. Rowdy (Marked Men, #5) by Crownover, Jay
42. Asa (Marked Men, #6) by Crownover, Jay



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Words



Here are the key words for  in the 3rd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge!  You only have to read one book whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.  These are some of books that are available from my kindle and on Scribd.  My selections will have links to the reviews. 

I read 1 book last month (June).  link


Sun

A Little Ray of Sunshine by 

Sunrise Kisses (The Kisses #8) by 

Sun-Kissed by 

Midnight Sun by 


Fate

Fate by 

Tempting Fate by 

Fate Takes a Hand by 

Twist of Fate (Renegade Saints #2) by 

Accepting Fate (Destiny, #2) by 


High

High-Powered, Hot-Blooded by 

High Country Rebel (Jackson Hole #8) by 

High Noon by 

High Octane by 

A High, Hard Land by 


Look

Looking for Peyton Place by 

Favorite Album - Bathhouse Betty

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

FAVORITE ALBUM - BATHHOUSE BETTY  link
DATE: 07/01/15 - 08/31/15

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Our next favorite album challenge is based on Bette Midler's Bathhouse Betty recommended by Connie. Thanks for the recommendation, Connie!

Levels of Participation
Disc One = 1 to 3 Tasks
Disc Two = 4 to 6 Tasks
Disc Three = 7+ Tasks

Choose a level of participation and complete the required number of tasks. Tasks can be mixed. For example, if you choose to do the Disc One Level (1 to 3 tasks), you may choose to complete a task for numbers 1, 2 and 3, OR you may choose to do a task for numbers 2, 5, and 9.

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, mention the author's name, and post the date you finished reading the book.

1. BATHHOUSE BETTY:
The ninth studio album released by Bette Midler. 
♫Read a book in which double letters appear in the title (example: Hello, Darkness

Garrett (Cold Fury Hockey, #2) by Bennett, Sawyer


2. COVER:
The cover features Midler in a beautiful black and white floor-length gown. 
♫Read a book with stripes found on the cover Easy Love (Boudreaux, #1) by Proby, Kristen


3. RELEASE DATE:
The album was released in 1998, and was Midler's debut album with Warner Bros. Records. 
♫Read  a Series #8. Forever with Me (With Me in Seattle, #8) by Proby, Kristen

4. BETTE MIDLER:
Bette Midler, also known as The Devine Miss M, was born in Honolulu, Hi in 1945. 
♫Read  a Series#5. Cowboy Cool (Cowboy Justice Association, #5) by Jaymes, Olivia

5. BILLBOARD:
Bathhouse Betty reached number 32 on Billboard 200. 
♫Read  a Series #3. Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3) by Bennett, Sawyer

6. I'M BEAUTIFUL:
The single I'm Beautiful was remixed and became a major dance floor hit, making it hit number 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. 
♫Read  a Series #1. Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point, #1) by Crownover, Jay

7. PRODUCER:
Bathhouse Betty was produced by Arif Mardin, who was also the musical arranger. 
♫Read  a Series #7. Breathe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #7) by Proby, Kristen

8. LENGTH:
The album is 44 minutes, 58 seconds long. 
♫Read a Series #2. Seducing Lauren (Love Under the Big Sky, #2) by Proby, Kristen

9. COLLABORATIONS:
The second single featured from the album was My One True Friend. Composed by David Foster, Carole King and Carol Bayer Sager, it was the lead song for the movie One True Thing starring Meryl Streep and William Hurt. 
♫Read  a Series #6. Asa (Marked Men, #6) by Crownover, Jay

10. LABEL: 
Bathhouse Betty was Midler's debut album with Warner Bros. Records. The label was founded in 1958 by Jack L. Warner, and has become one of the top recording labels in the world. 
♫Read a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in WARNERBROS Off Season (Off, #6) by Bennett, Sawyer 

Wisconsin Spell Challenge - 3rd Qtr, 2015

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

WISCONSIN SPELL CHALLENGE  link
3RD QUARTER, 2015
DATE: 07/01/15 - 09/30/15


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Our third quarter spell challenge is based on the US state of Wisconsin. You may choose to spell out WISCONSIN, or anything significant to you regarding Wisconsin, or if you wish, you may choose from the historical landmarks listed below. 

To complete the spell out, use the first letter of the book title, or the first letter of an author's first or last name.

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, make mention of the author's name, and note the date you finished reading the book.

Historical Landmarks of Wisconsin
1. S.C. Johnson Building
2. Dousman Hotel
3. Pabst Theater
4. Ringling Brothers Circus
5. Milwaukee City Hall
6. Fourth Street School
7. Greendale Historic District
8. Ten Chimneys
9. Astor Fur Warehouse
10. Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum 

Abuse by Sex, Nikki
Safe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #5) by Proby, Kristen
Tied with Me (With Me in Seattle, #6) by Proby, Kristen
Off Limits (Off, #2) by Bennett, Sawyer
 Rome (Marked Men, #3) by Crownover, Jay
Fight with Me (With Me in Seattle, #2) by Proby, Kristen
Uncivilized by Bennett, Sawyer
Rowdy (Marked Men, #5) by Crownover, Jay
With a Twist (Last Call, #4) by Bennett, Sawyer 
Alex (Cold Fury Hockey, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer 
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
Easy Love (Boudreaux, #1) by Proby, Kristen
His Possession (The Owners, #1) by Crescent, Sam
Off Season (Off, #6) by Bennett, Sawyer 
Until November (Until, #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3) by Bennett, Sawyer
Elias (West Bend Saints, #1) by Paige, Sabrina




Historical Landmarks of Wisconsin, 3rd Qtr 2015

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS OF WISCONSIN  link
3RD QUARTER, 2015
DATE: 07/01/15 - 09/30/15


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Hard to believe it's time for another quarterly challenge! This quarter we will focus on the US state of Wisconsin.

To complete the challenge, read a book that fits one of the options for each of the landmarks below - 10 books in total.

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, make mention of the author's name, and note the date you finished reading the book.

1. S.C. Johnson Admin Building & Research Tower:
Designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright it was constructed from 1936 to 1939. 
☀Read a Series #3. Cowboy Truth (Cowboy Justice Association, #3) by Jaymes, Olivia

2. Dousman Hotel:
This hotel was built in 1864 to accommodate railroad and steamboat travelers. The hotel operated until the 1920's 
☀Read  a Series #8 Sunrise Kisses (The Kisses Series, #8) by Lakes, Krista

3. Pabst Theater:
Built in 1895, "the Pabst" is the fourth oldest continuously operating theater in the US. 
☀Read a book by an author whose first or last initial can be found in PABST Elias (West Bend Saints, #1) by Paige, Sabrina

4. Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Headquarters:
Located in Baraboo, this is where the Ringling Brothers Circus first began their tour as a circus in 1884. ☀Read  a Series #1. Off Sides (Off, #1) by Bennett, Sawyer

5. Milwaukee City Hall:
With a bell tower at 353 feet, completed in 1895, made it the tallest habitable building in the US at the time. 
☀Read a Series #5. Cowboy Cool (Cowboy Justice Association, #5) by Jaymes, Olivia

6. Fourth Street (Meir) School:
Renamed the Golda Meir School after the fourth Prime Minister of Israel, who attended the school between 1906 - 1912, this is a Milwaukee public school for gifted and talented students. 
☀Read a book with a student as a character Better When He's Bad (Welcome to the Point, #1) by Crownover, Jay

7. Greendale Historic District:
Located in Greendale, WI, this is one of three greenbelt towns built by the federal government along with Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio during the Great Depression. 
Read a Series #2. Justice Healed (Cowboy Justice Association, #2) by Jaymes, Olivia

8. Ten Chimneys:
Built in 1915, Ten Chimneys was home to Broaway actors Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. It was visited by many other notable actors of the time such as Noel Coward, Helen Hayes, Laurence Olivier, and Vivien Leigh. It was so named for the total of 10 chimneys present on the grounds. 
☀Read a book with a number in the title Manwhore +1 (Manwhore, #2) by Evans, Katy 

9. Astor Fur Warehouse:
The Astor Fur Warehouse is a historic fur warehouse in Prairie du Chien. It was built by American Fur Company agent Joseph Rolette in 1828. The town of Prairie du Chien was a fur trading center in the 18th century due to the French and Canadian fur trade on the Mississippi River. ☀Read  a Series #7. This is Who I Am (Masters of the Shadowlands, #7) by 

10. Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum:
The Thomas A. Greene Memorial Museum was built in 1913 by family members to house the collection of amateur geologist Thomas A. Greene. It is a mineral and fossil museum located in Milwaukee. 
☀Read a book  set in a large US nationally known city - Denver  Nash (Marked Men, #4) by Crownover, Jay
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***Clarification on Task #1***:
OR a book in which the entire title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT

Meaning - all the letters of every word in your book's title can be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT. You do not have any limitation on the number of words required in the book title - so a one-word title will work for this. But all the letters of that one-word title need to be found in the letters of FRANKLLOYDWRIGHT. 

Hope this helps. 

July 2015 Mini Challenge

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

July 2015 Mini Challenge  link
Date: 07/01/15 - 07/31/15

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It's time to celebrate July with a mini challenge! This is a combination spell/task challenge, where you choose your level of participation: spell out, task, or a combination of both.

Tasks 

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1. July:
Read  a Series #7. Breathe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #7) by Proby, Kristen

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2. 4th of July:
Read a book with red, white AND blue on the cover Falling for Jillian (Love Under the Big Sky, #3) by Proby, Kristen


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3. Pecan Pie Day: 
Celebrate Pecan Pie Day (July 12th) by reading a book  a Series/TBR #1 Elias (West Bend Saints, #1) by Paige, Sabrina
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4. Amelia Earhart Day:
Amelia Earhart Day is celebrated on July 22. Read a book by a female author Justice Healed (Cowboy Justice Association, #2) by Jaymes, Olivia

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5. Wacky's Red, White and Blue:
Add a book to Wacky's bookshelf that has a red, white OR blue cover.
Soaring by Kristen Ashley
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Spell Out 
Choose a word or phrase to spell out using the first letter of a book title or the first letter of the author's first or last name. You may choose from the list below or use something that relates to July for you.

1. Independence Day
2. Red, White, Blue
3. Family Reunion
4. Baseball Game
5. Stars and Stripes
6. Freedom
7. F Forever with Me (With Me in Seattle, #8) by Proby, Kristen
Insider (Exodus End, #1) Cunning, Olivia
Rock with Me (With Me in Seattle, #4) by Proby, Kristen
Easy Love (Boudreaux, #1) by Proby, Kristen
The Will by Kristen Ashley
Off Course (Off, #4) by Bennett, Sawyer 
Rule (Marked Men, #1) by Crownover, Jay
Come Away with Me (With Me in Seattle, #1) by Proby, Kristen
Sinners at the Altar (Sinners on Tour, #6) by Cunning, Olivia

8. Parade 

July 2015 Word Search

From WACKY READING CHALLENGES on goodreads

July 2015 Word Search  link
July 1, 2015 - July 31, 2015

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This month's word search is inspired by our June Group Read: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Important Rule: You CANNOT use this book when looking for the words. That would be just too easy.

Below is the list of words to find. They can only be found within the text of the book - no covers, titles or authors, please. For each word 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. 

Optional Words: This month I have included 5 optional words that are a little harder than usual. You can choose to look for them or leave them off your list...it's up to you. 

***And 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. 

Have fun!

List of Words:
1. Dragon Soaring by Kristen Ashley p95  Not sure Imagine Dragons goes with daisies.

2. Musician  Tease Me by Olivia Cunning  p36 Nearby, a musician played a low, haunting melody on the saxophone.

3. Scales Breathe with Me (With Me in Seattle, #7) by Proby, Kristen p47 “Oh, sweetheart, I’m not even on a scale.”

4. Soul The Will by Kristen Ashley p38, she has the kindest soul you’ll know,

5. Bells Soaring by Kristen Ashley p51 the bells of the buoys 

6. Tapestry Never Too Late by Carr, Robyn  p 238 Selling that big tapestry ....

7. Earring The Will by Kristen Ashley p 296 a pair of diamond stud earrings the last. 

8. Flute Champagne and Bullets (Military Moguls, #1) by Jaymes, Olivia  p26 the delicate crystal flute as she sipped

9. Treaty

10. Memory The Will by Kristen Ashley p61 even the feel to memory to hold close until I returned. 

11. Vision The Will by Kristen Ashley p61 , recommitting every vision, every smell,

12. Chord Real by Katy Evans p9 back to bounce against the chord

13. Funeral The Will by Kristen Ashley p9 , being at Gran’s funeral,

14. Equation Rocked (Lost in Oblivion, #1) by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn p68 Tongues were out of the equation, goddammit. 

15. Prince Insider (Exodus End, #1) Cunning, Olivia p. 387 “Yep. I’m Princess Buttercup and my dog Jonesy is Prince Hump-and-stink,” Birdie said.

Optional Words:
Harpsichord
Bagpipes
Diabolical  Off Course (Of f #4) by Bennett, Sawyer .. it's that diabolical grin he's shooting at me.
Mathematics
Cockroach  Breaking Free p21 I don’t have nightmares from killing cockroaches, sugar.