Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Irish Blessings and Proverbs

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In Honor of St. Patrick's Day see how many of these Irish Blessings/Proverbs you can collect by finishing one of the tasks listed for each. Collect the badge below each blessing/proverb/toast once you've completed one of the tasks.

Duration: 1 March - 30 April

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1. May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

Read a book where the character is Irish OR What Love Can Do Virna DePaul 3/2/17
Read a book with a lake or river on the cover OR
Read a book with an author or character named Pat, Patrick, Patricia

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2. May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Read a book where a character works with their hands OR Swept Away Robyn Carr 3/8/17
Read a book with a rich character OR
Read a book with a sun or rainbow on the cover

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3. The reason the Irish are always fighting each other
Is they have no other worthy opponents.

Read a book from Ultimate List of Fighter Romances OR
Read a book from Young Adult Female Fighters OR
Read a book where the main characters get in a fight Falling in Deeper Shayla Black 3/7/17

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4. May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

Read a book with a character that is old OR Silence Fallen Patricia Briggs 3/12/17
Read a book with the letters of the word live in the title 

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5. May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

Read a book with a beverage on the cover OR
Read a book from Strong Women Characters OR
Read a book where a character dies or is a demon Never Let You Go Chevy Stevens 3/26/17

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6. Here's to a fellow who smiles
When life runs along like a song.
And here's to the lad who can smile
When everything goes dead wrong.

Read a book where a character is a musician OR
Read a book with a cover that makes you happy OR
Read a book where a lot goes wrong Perfect Sense Amanda Cowen 3/14/17

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7. Tis better to buy a small bouquet
And give to your friend this very day,
Than a bushel of roses white and red
To lay on his coffin after he's dead.

Read a book with flowers on the cover OR
Read a book with a white or red cover OR
Read a book where a character is dead or dies The Roots of the Olive Tree Courtney Miller Santo 3/16/17

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8. What is Irish diplomacy?
It's the ability to tell a man to go to hell,
So that he will look forward to making the trip.

Read a book where the character is diplomatic OR
Read a book with a MP Genre of Paranormal OR Darkest Journey Heather Graham 3/1/17
Read a book where the main character takes a trip

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9. May the leprechauns be near you,
To spread luck along your way.
And may all the Irish angels,
Smile upon you St. Patrick's Day.

Read a book with a green cover Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow, #5) by Molly Harper Where the Wild Things Bite Molly Harper 3/28/17
Read a book with an angel in it OR
Read a book at least partially set on St. Patrick's Day

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10. May the saddest day of your future be no worse
Than the happiest day of your past.

Read a book set in the future OR
Read a book set in the past A Gift of Time Beth Flynn 3/14/17
Read a book where the character starts of happy but then becomes sad

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11. Health and a long life to you.
Land without rent to you.
A child every year to you.
And if you can't go to heaven,
May you at least die in Ireland.

Read a book where the main character owns a home OR
Read a book where the main character is a parent or pregnant Luck of the Draw Cheri Allan 3/4/17
Read a book set in Ireland

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12. May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Read a book where weather plays an important role OR
Read a book where characters are reunited after a long absence Perfect Love Amanda Cowen 3/15/17
Read a book where religion plays a role

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13. May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door

Read a book set in winter Creed's Honor Linda Lael Miller 3/18/17
Read a book with a full moon on the cover OR
Read a book with a door on the cover

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14. A boy may kiss his girl goodbye,
The sun may kiss the butterfly,
The wine may kiss the crystal glass,
And you, my friend, may kiss my ass.

Read a romance  Collision Course Chuck Gleason 3/9/17
Read a book with a butterfly on the cover OR
Read a book with Kiss in the Title

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15. When we drink, we get drunk
When we get drunk, we fall asleep
When we sleep, we do not sin
When we do not sin, we go to heaven
So, lets get drunk and go to heaven

Read a book where a character drinks to much Satisfaction Lexi Blake 3/10/17
Read a book with a religious character OR
Read a book with the author's initials in SLEEP

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16. It is the skill of an Irishman
to be able to argue either side of a question.
Often, at the same time!

Read a book with a lawyer as a MC OR
Read a book where the characters get into an argument OR
Read a book where a character is Irish Wild Card Lora Leigh 3/21/17

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17. Dance as if no one was watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
and live every day as if it were your last.

Read a book where a character dances My One and Only Kristan Higgins 3/28/17
Read a book with a Main Page genre of music OR
Read a book where a character has a fatal disease

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18. May your joys be as deep as the oceans
Your troubles as light as its foam
And may you find sweet peace of mind
Wherever you roam

Read a book set near the ocean Beautiful Day Elin Hilderbrand 3/16/17
Read a book that gives you peace of mind OR
Read a book with a character who travels a lot

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19. "We survive. We're Irish. 
We have the souls of poets.
We love our misery, we delight in the beauty of
strange places and dark places in our hearts."
- Eilis Flynn

Read a book of poetry OR
Read a book with a miserable character OR
Read a book that is dark Out of Time Beth Flynn 3/13/17

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20. May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you,
faithful friends near you,
and whenever you pray, heaven to hear you.

Read a book with the sun or moon on the cover OR
Read a book with an angel in it OR
Read a book where a character prays Because You're Mine Colleen Coble 3/29/17

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21. When Irish Eyes are smiling,
sure 'tis like a mom in spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter
you can hear the angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy
all the word seems bright and gay.
And when Irish Eyes are smiling,
sure, they steal your heart away.

Read a book where eyes are the focus of the cover OR
Read a book with a bright cover  Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds, #1) by J. Daniels Four Letter Word J. Daniels 3/30/17
Read a book where the MC is a thief

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22. Do not resent growing old.
Many are denied the privilege.

Read a book with a character who is elderly OR
Read a book where someone dies at a young age All the Little Liars Charlaine Harris 3/5/17

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