Saturday, December 2, 2017

TLC Monthlies December/January Ducks In A Row, December Easy As 1, 2, 3, December Scattergories   

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Monthly Challenges   December/January Ducks In A Row

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"Ducks In A Row" Two Month Mini Challenge
December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018

Rules: Read books from the same series or ‘mix-n-match’ – as long as it was at least three in a row. Like 3, 4, 5? Or 11, 12, 13? 17, 18, 19?
(You do NOT have to read them in that order.)
As long as you keep it all in a row.
There can NOT be more than three from the same series..
Please post a link to the book and the author, and the date you finished the book.
Please repost your entire challenge when finished to get your badge.

"Ducks In A Row" Two Month Mini Challenge
December 1, 2017-January 31, 2018

My List:

Chasing Christmas Eve Jill Shalvis 12/9/17 #4 (Heartbreaker Bay #4)
An Ex for Christmas Lauren Layne 12/9/17 (Love Unexpectedly #5)
Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 (Diamond Creek, Alaska #6)    
Merry Random Christmas Julia Kent 12/16/17 (Random #7)
The Designer Aubrey Parker 12/9/17 (Trillionaire Boys' Club Book 8)

His Christmas Present Serenity Woods 12/29/17 (Christmas Wishes #3)
Winter Solstice Elin Hilderbrand 12/23/17 (Winter #4)
Skeleton Canyon J.A. Jance 12/20/17 (Joanna Brady, #5)
His Cowboy Heart Jennifer Ryan 1/3/18 (Montana Men #6)

My Christmas Fiancé Serenity Woods 12/26/17 (Love Comes Later #1)
The Elite Kiera Cass 12/22/17 (The Selection, #2)
Christmas Ever After Sarah Morgan 12/28/17 (Puffin Island #3)
Thrill Ride Julie Ann Walker 12/24/17 (Black Knights Inc., #4)
A Lowcountry Christmas Mary Alice Monroe 12/31/17 (Lowcountry Summer #5) 
Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18 (Joanna Brady #6)

The Escape David Baldacci 1/7/18 (John Puller #3)
Christmas with You Tracey Alvarez 12/17/17 (Stewart Island #4)
Her Renegade Rancher Jennifer Ryan 1/6/18 (Montana Men #5)    

The Curse of Tenth Grave Darynda Jones 1/20/18 (Charley Davison #10)
Duke of Pleasure Elizabeth Hoyt 12/11/17 (Maiden Lane #11)
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do Michael Brandman 1/21/18 (Jesse Stone #12)

December Easy As 1, 2, 3 


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"Easy As 1, 2, 3" Monthly Challenge
December 1, 2017-December 31, 2017

This challenge is an ongoing monthly mini-challenge to keep us all motivated to start, (and then continue), some of the many series in our TBR.

Rules:
1) You must read one of each: a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd book in a series.
2) Any genre of series is acceptable.
3) 'Half-step' short-stories (i.e., shorts in anthologies), do not count.
**For uniformity, the numbering on GR will be the judge of this.**
4) Rereads do count.
5) No more than 2 of the 3 books each month can be from the same series.
6) Please post a link to the book and the author and also the date you finished the book.
7) Please repost your entire challenge when you are finished to get your badge.

My List:
1. Christmas on the Last Frontier J.H. Croix 12/3/17 (Last Frontier Lodge #1)
2. Any Given Christmas Candis Terry 12/12/17 (Sugar Shack #2)
3. Flame in the Dark Faith Hunter 12/7/17 (Soulwood #3)

1. This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17 (Christmas in New York #1)
2. A Drakenfall Christmas Geralyn Corcillo 12/18/17 (Drakenfall #2)
3. A Chance This Christmas Joanne Rock 12/10/17 (Road to Romance #3)    

December Scattergories       

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The object of this challenge is the same sort of thing as the board game. We give you a list of 12 categories/words and a letter and you find items that fit those categories in your books. The goal is to find all 12 items. You may use a book to fulfill as many categories as it fits (you don't have to read 12 books this month...don't worry!)

**Please remember to add a link to the book, the author and give the date you finished reading it.
The first 6 categories will stay the same, the second 6 will be announced each month.

Duration: December 1, 2017- December 31, 2017
Recurring Items:


1. Book Title: The Holiday Brides Collection: Books 1-4 Ginny Baird 12/7/17
2. Author: Faith Hunter Flame in the Dark 12/7/17
3. Main Character: Hampton Brooks  The Designer Aubrey Parker 12/9/17
4. Secondary Character: Haley Christmas at Whisper Beach Shelley Noble 12/8/17
5. Place: Heartbreaker Bay Chasing Christmas Eve Jill Shalvis 12/9/17
6. Item on cover: House This Christmas (Christmas in New York #1; Holly Point, NY #1) by Jeannie Moon This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17

And the Specials for December are:
7. Ham: Christmas on the Last Frontier J.H. Croix 12/3/17 p 12 It’s your favorite— spinach and ham pinwheel.
8. Happy: Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 p 11 “I’d be happy to take him from class to class today.”
9. Hip: Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 p 52 Janie leaned her hip against the table and curled her hand ...
10. Hockey: This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17 Loc 181 ... and a day playing hockey could never be considered a bad one.
11. Holiday: Christmas Nights J.H. Croix 12/2/17 p 88 You doing your usual holiday shopping run?”
12. Hoodie: This Christmas Jeannie Moon 12/5/17 Loc 790 Jake stood and unzipped his hoodie, draping it around Charlie’s small shoulders.

Your letter is:
H
     

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