Monday, February 29, 2016

Carnival - March Word Hunt

A Million More Pages discussion from goodreads


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This month our word hunt is inspired by our Carnival theme!

We will be switching it up a bit this month, so read through the directions carefully! 

First thing you'll notice is that the categories aren't even this time around. This means, for this month onlyyou may use a book a maximum of five times ANY WHERE YOU'D LIKE. Also, for the "Carnies" list (based on our mod tags this theme), you may choose any 8 of the 10. Lastly, for any that have two or more words words, you may choose EITHER word. Please post word, book, and page number/location.

Word List

Carnies: (Choose 8 out of the 10)
1. Sword Swallower Someone like You Addison Moore 3/5/16 p. 10
2. Trick Runaway Heart Amity Lassiter 3/5/16 p. 39
Rider Driving Mr. Dead Molly Harper 3/16/16 LOC169
3. Chair Driving Mr. Dead Molly Harper 3/16/16 LOC 1049
Balancer
4. Tightrope Willow Brook Road Sherryl Woods 3/14/16 p. 71
Walker
5. Flying  Jake Jennifer Foor 3/20/16 p. 58
Trapeze 
Artist Kiss Me Hard Before You Go Shannon McCrimmon 3/25/16 p. 244
6. Tattooed Kiss Me Hard Before You Go Shannon McCrimmon 3/25/16 p. 38
Lady Driving Mr. Dead Molly Harper 3/16/16 LOC 150
7. Snake Charmer Someone for Me Addison Moore 3/5/16 p. 2
8. Contortionist Filthy Dirty Alpha Grace Morgan 3/15/16 p. 30
9. Hair Driving Mr. Dead Molly Harper 3/16/16 LOC 79
Suspensionist
10. Shallow Driving Mr. Dead Molly Harper 3/16/16 LOC 1474
Diver

Carnival Sights:
1. Midway Runaway Heart Amity Lassiter 3/5/16 p. 126
2. Scrambler  Kiss Me Hard Before You Go Shannon McCrimmon 3/25/16 p. 259
3. Ferris wheel Runaway Heart Amity Lassiter 3/5/16 p. 132
4. Fun Pretty Hot Donna Alam 3/16/16 p. 23
house Pretty Hot Donna Alam 3/16/16 p. 1

Carnival Food:
1. Cotton candy Game for Marriage Karen Erickson 3/3/16 p. 1
2. Funnel cake  Kiss Me Hard Before You Go Shannon McCrimmon 3/25/16 p. 9
3. Popcorn Promises of Mercy Vella Day 3/2/16 p. 111
4. Hot dogs Instant Temptation Jill Shalvis 3/1/16 p. 19

Carnival Things:
1. Ticket  Noah Jennifer Foor 3/6/15 p. 33
booth Runaway Heart Amity Lassiter 3/5/16 p. 141
2. Prizes Runaway Heart Amity Lassiter 3/5/16 p. 141
3. Balloons Promises of Mercy Vella Day 3/2/16 p. 163
4. Admission Promises of Mercy Vella Day 3/2/16 p. 305 

Rules 
1. Books may be used a maximum of five times.
2. Please post word, book, and page number/location found. Sentence NOT required.
3. Plural/singular are accepted, any other variations please ask!
4. Standard AMMP Rules apply:
✪ Minimum Page Length: 125 (140 for YA)
✪ Are Rereads Allowed? Yes 
✪ Can I start a book before Challenge Start Date? Yes
✪ Children Allowed with restrictions: Yes 
☛ Children Genre Restrictions: must also have YA as Main Page Genre


Favorite Album - Some Hearts

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads

Jukebox Challenges

Favorite Album - Some Hearts
Date: 03/01/16 - 04/30/16

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Thanks to Connie for our next Favorite Album challenge! This round we will work with Carrie Underwood's debut album, Some Hearts.

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:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages; however, participants are welcome to combine smaller books to reach this requirement. All books and formats are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc). When updating your challenge with the books you've read, please include: (1) book title link, (2) the author's name, (3) the date you finished reading the book.

1. SOME HEARTS:
Read a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in SOMEHEARTS.
Molly Harper Driving Mr. Dead 3/16/16

2. RELEASED:
Some Hearts is the debut album by Carrie Underwood released on November 15, 2005.
Read a book published in November (any year), or Series/TBR book #1 or #5.
Letting Go Jennifer Foor 3/6/16

3. SINGLES:
Five singles were released from this album: (1) Jesus, Take the Wheel, (2) Some Hearts, (3) Don't Forget to Remember Me, (4) Before He Cheats, and (5) Wasted.
Read a book with a title beginning with 'J', 'S', 'D', 'B', or 'W'.
Jax Lane Hart 3/3/16 

5. LABEL:
The album was released on the Arista Nashville label.
Form a word (at least 3 letters long) from the letters ARISITANASHVILLE, and read a book with the formed word in the title. HEARTS
Queen of Hearts Jami Denise 3/2/16

6. RIAA:
In 2009, RIAA listed Some Hearts as one of the 100 Best Selling Albums of All Time.
Read one of the top 100 books from your TBR, or a book published in 2009.
Instant Gratification Jill Shalvis 3/1/16

7. LENGTH:
The album is 50 minutes, 19 seconds long, and features 13 tracks.
Read a book with the number 5, 1, 3, or 9 in the total number of pages. 451 pages
Noah Jennifer Foor 3/6/15

8. PRODUCERS:
The album was produced by Desmond Child, Dann Huff and Mark Bright.
Read a book with an author or character with one of these names first or last names (or a variation), or with a portion of the name found within the author's or character's first or last name - different spellings work as well (Lee Childs, Markus Zusak, Dan Brown, etc). character named Mark Ross
Two Times as Hot Cat Johnson 3/11/16
9. CARRIE UNDERWOOD:
Carrie Underwood was born on March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Read a book published before 1983, or a book set in Oklahoma.
 One Night with a Cowboy Cat Johnson 3/11/16

10. BILLBOARD:
Some Hearts went to #2 on Billboard's 200, and to #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums. 
Read a book that has won an award, or a Series/TBR #1 or #2
Game for Trouble Karen Erickson 3/3/16

March 2016 Word Search

WACKY READING CHALLENGES discussion on goodreads



March 2016 Word Search
March 1, 2016 - March 31, 2016



This month's word search is inspired by our February Group Read: Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth.

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: You can choose to look for them or leave them off your list...it's up to you. 

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

Words:

banished The Summer Garden Sherryl Woods 3/14/16 p. 135 ...while the rest of us have been banished until opening night.

bitter See Jayne Play Jami Denise 3/1/16 p 1 Honestly, I was bitter about having to take dates in the first place. 

braid Jax Lane Hart 3/3/16 p. 141 ... one single braid that falls over her right shoulder, ...

carriage Letting Go Jennifer Foor 3/6/16 p. 4 ... being carried to the carriage house at the Mitchell farm.

climb See Jayne Play Jami Denise 3/1/16 p 42 I was going to climb back in bed before you woke up.

escape Instant Temptation Jill Shalvis 3/1/16 p 30 “Or an escape?”

gown Instant Gratification Jill Shalvis 3/1/16 p 19 ... he opened the drawer and pulled out a cotton gown, ...

humility See Jayne Play Jami Denise 3/1/16 p 25 For the first time ever, I was humiliated by what I was doing.

pendant Promises of Mercy Vella Day 3/2/16 p. 168 She held up a green stone pendant.

potion Sexy Beast Georgia Le Carre 3/27/16 loc 838 My mother's potions do a good job, ...

rebellious Pandemonium Bella Jewel 3/6/15 p 38 “Done anything horribly rebellious?”

skeleton Game for Marriage Karen Erickson 3/3/16 “First, do you have any skeletons in your closet?”p. 63

tongue See Jayne Play Jami Denise 3/1/16 p 42 My tongue was thick against the top of my mouth.

tower Queen of Hearts Jami Denise 3/2/16 loc 723 Towering over me, he was intimidating, ...

youth Jax Lane Hart 3/3/16 p. 17 After my trouble-making and brawling youth, ...

Optional Words:
convent Pretty Hot Donna Alam 3/16/16 p. 9 Short of joining a convent, ...

gilded Someone to Love Addison Moore 3/3/16 p. 6 ... freely from our gilded goblets that, ...

parsley

plague See Jayne Play Jami Denise 3/1/16 p 1 It plagued me, but those ...

quill 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

February Challenge *The Many Faces of Love*

♥♥ Serious About Series ♥♥ discussion on goodreads

♦♦Challenges♦♦ > February Challenge *The Many Faces of Love*




February is the month to celebrate love. Valentine's Day brings romantic love into focus, but have you ever thought about how many different kinds of love there are? 
Certainly romance authors have thought about it, and it seems that we'll read about just about any variation!

This month, challenge yourself to discover some new ones.

Here's how the challenge will work:

1. Choose a level -
2 - 4 books...Novice lover
5 - 7 books...You're a player!
8+ books......You're a romantic fool!

2. Choose your categories (choose a minimum of 2, no maximum)
First Love - read a NA or YA romance
Second Chance Love - read about 2 people getting their second chance together
Erotic Love - read a romance with erotic content
Forbidden Love - read a book with dark or taboo content, or a book with star-crossed lovers
Long Lost Love - read a historical romance
Fantastical Love - read a fantasy(Urban Fantasy included) or time-travel romance
Dangerous Love - read a romantic-suspense, or a Paranormal Romance

3. Choose your books, and set up a tracking post.

4. Share the love! Tell us how you like the books you've read (include a link to your review if you wish) 

I'm in too for 8+ books......You're a romantic fool!

Erotic Love:
Temptation (Club Destiny, #2) by Nicole Edwards - re-read for me LOVE this series Get Off Easy by Sara Brookes

Forbidden Love - star-crossed lovers
Sebring (Unfinished Hero, #5) by Kristen Ashley

Dangerous Love:
Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle, #1) by Katie Ashley Redemption Road (Vicious Cycle, #2) by Katie Ashley Jason (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #23) by Laurell K. Hamilton Dead Ice (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #24) by Laurell K. Hamilton Simon Says (SBC Fighters, #2) by Lori Foster

Second Chance Love 
Offside (Heller Brothers, #5) by Kelly Jamieson The Rancher Next Door (Special Edition, 1358) by Susan Mallery Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3) by Emma Chase

Fantastical Love
My Man, Michael (SBC Fighters, #4) by Lori Foster