Thursday, June 23, 2016

RRRC 2016 July Word Hunt

Romance Readers Reading Challenges discussion on goodreads

Monthly Word Hunt 
1 - 31 July 2016

This challenge is to see if you can find all the words listed below within your reading for the month. You do not need to preselect a level.

The maximum number of words for each book is THREE. There is no page limit.

0-3 words : better luck next time
3-5 words : warming up
6-8 words : getting hotter
9-10 words : CHAMPION hunter!

alcoholic Only with You Lauren Layne 7/2/16 p. 14 She’s spent the past few years being a barfly and giving us heart palpitations worrying about her getting shot up by some alcoholic motorcycle ruffians.

collide Revel Alison Ryan 7/2/16 LOC 963-964 Displaying the focus that made him an all-county wide receiver in high school, Declan attempted to change direction as the wind made the ball dip, and he reached full extension – only to collide with a defensive back.

curve All Summer Long Dorothea Benton Frank 7/1/16 p. 256 All life's curve balls didn't always result in black eyes.

fence All Summer Long Dorothea Benton Frank 7/1/16 p. 197 Fortunately, Olivia thought again, Maritza didn't realize Olivia was playing both sides of the fence.

gamble Melting into You Tracey Alvarez 7/6/16 Loc 5265 To gamble that he wouldn’t let her down?

haircut Taken by Love Melissa Foster 7/4/16 p. 224 Her gray hair still held the fresh curl of a new haircut that framed her round, friendly face.

horse Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand 7/1/16 p. 58 Deacon’s mother, Priscilla, goes on a rampage through every one of Jack’s known haunts: the White Horse Tavern, Milano’s, 169, Blarney Stone.

purple Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand 7/1/16 p. 230 The can was amethyst purple, and in pink, girly cursive, it said Skinny4Life.

swing Lovers At Heart Melissa Foster 7/3/16 “Don’t forget, you said you’d do the after-party swing tonight. Lovers at Heart (p. 33)

twelve Here's to Us Elin Hilderbrand 7/1/16 p. 11 But the M.E. put the time of death about twelve hours earlier—so maybe seven or eight o’clock last night.

For our over-achievers who just need some extra words because the above weren't enough...

Unlike with the 10 words above - you must find the EXACT word to claim these bonus words, and I try to make them hard.

buffet All Summer Long Dorothea Benton Frank 7/1/16 p. 180 Sam removed a remote control wand from a drawer in the buffet and handed it to Bob.

grain Justified Deception Patricia Watters 7/4/16 Loc 164 And in another, Annie was slung over her father's shoulders like a sack of grain, Annie making a silly face at the camera.

messenger Don't Let Go Michelle Lynn 7/7/16 Loc 191 Digging into my messenger bag, I realize I forgot my iPod back in my room.

orphanage The Apple Orchard Susan Wiggs 7/11/16 p. 323 When my grandmother died half a year later, I was sent to a church orphanage.

unit Sisters in Love Melissa Foster 7/3/16 p. 183 — a worn, green couch with a dark blue throw across the back cushions, a coffee table, and a scratched, wooden shelving unit that looked like it had seen better days.

To prove that you have found the word, please quote the page, percentage or LOC (Kindle) and include the sentence in which it appears.

Audiobooks are allowed so long as you can quote the page/%/LOC and the sentence. (Eg Using whispersync or finding that sentence in some other way.)

You must find the actual word or the word's root word must be at the core with the meaning essentially remaining the same ~ just turned into a noun, adjective, adverb etc. No prefixes or hyphenated extensions. An extension is allowed where it is often the accepted spelling eg goodbye or good-bye.

Where a word has more than one meaning, either meaning may be used. Eg coast (beachfront) or coast (moving without effort) etc

Please post all entries, updates, final posts and questions in this thread.

Examples for 'Reversal'
Reverse - Laser Visions √ 15 May
p50-51 : There were a couple of bands Tam had that this person didn't, but none in the reverse.

Reversing - Sunset √ 10 Jul
p204 : Reversing his grip on his katana, he held it out to Nick. 

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