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CCC Treasure Hunt- 2018 first quarter

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Misfit Challenges Treasure Hunt- 2018 first quarter    

Treasure Hunt
Duration 2/1/18- 5/31/18

Ready to go on a treasure hunt? Some people's treasure is money, others treasure happiness. I treasure knowledge. This challenge is to help us increase our knowledge of monthly symbols by finding words within the books that we read.

The challenge: Pick your level and find the bolded words within the books you've read during the timing of this challenge. You do not have to find the February words during February, but can find them anytime during the challenge. The words should be as written (can be singular or plural). If you want to substitute a word (for instance, immortal instead of immortality), check with moderator first. And you can only find four (4) words per book. Post the sentence in which you found the word and its location within the book (page number or ebook location). An alphabetized list is included at the end of this post for your convenience.
Birth month information obtained from Holidappy and Jewels For Me

See this thread for more detailed rules for all CCC challenges.

♦ If you want to participate in this challenge, please sign up by posting a challenge template. This gives us a post to link you to, which you can use to update your books as the challenge progresses.

♦ Unless otherwise noted, books must be at least 150 pages long. (See the link above for rules regarding graphic novels.) Re-reads are allowed, as long as you read the entire book. You must read at least half of the book AFTER the challenge begins in order to count it for this challenge.

♦ For each book you read, please post a link to the title, and indicate the author and the date you finished reading it. ALSO post the sentence in which you found the word and its location within the book (page number or ebook location).
* If you don’t know how to post a link to the book title or author, see the instructions here: Add a link to book title or author

♦ If you want the challenge moderator to verify your books as you post updates, please copy/paste your update into a new message . If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your formatting, etc. too. We don’t have time to scroll back through the entire thread looking for "message #15," or to follow links back to an original post.

♦ When you complete the challenge, please post your entire list as a new message. If you do this while you still have the Edit window open, it will copy all of your links and formatting. If you don’t repost your list, your name will not be added to the list of those who have completed the challenge.

Beginner treasure hunter: 25 words
Amateur treasure hunter: 50 words
Serious treasure hunter: 75 words
Master treasure hunter: 100 words

February's birthstone is the amethyst. Amethysts are said to reduce mental tension, induce pleasant dreams, prevent over-indulgence, help with breaking bad habits and encourage transformation. February's spirit animals are the otter and the wolf. February's trees are cypress, poplar, cedar, and pine. Pine trees symbolize creativity, longevity and immortality. February's bird is the indigo bunting. February's flower is the violet. Violets stand for the virtues of humility and humble modesty. Several legends tell of violets springing up on the graves of virgins and saints. A garland of violets worn around the head prevents dizziness. Historical wisdom suggests that when violets bloom in autumn, epidemics will follow within the year. Romans used violet wreaths to relieve hangovers.

March's birthstone is the aquamarine. Aquamarines represent purification and has the ability to lift spirits and calm the nerves. March's spirit animal is the falcon. March's trees are the weeping willow, lime, oak and hazelnut. Hazelnut trees symbolize hidden wisdom, dousing and divination. many cultivators of hazelnut trees grow them as ornamental plants in gardens. March's birds are the Native sparrow and the American robin. March's flower is the daffodil. The daffodil signifies respect, regard, and unrequited love. Avoid taking a single daffodil into the house, as it will bring bad luck. Always bring a bunch to ensure happiness. In Wales, finding the first daffodil of spring bodes well for bringing more gold than silver into your life and home.

April's birthstone is the diamond. Diamonds symbolize peace, fidelity, innocence, and serenity. It was once believed that diamonds endowed the wearer with charm and the ability to attract others. April's spirit animas is the beaver. April's trees are rowan, maple and walnut. Maple trees symbolize balance, promise, and practicality. April's bird is Wilson's warbler. April's flower is the daisy. Daisies open and close with the sun's rays, giving them the ancient Anglo-Saxon name, "Day's Eye", which morphed into their modern name. In magic, a daisy is used in fair weather spells or rites to honor the Sun. It is commonly used in a lover's divination which involves plucking the petals while chanting "s/he loves me, s/he loves me not." Medieval knights wore daisy chains made for them by their ladies when they rode into battle or tournaments, as a sign of affection.

May's birthstone is the emerald. When worn or carried, emeralds strengthen love, intelligence, eloquence and popularity. When worn in a ring, emeralds warn the wearer against poisons, strengthen the memory, protect against demonic possession, and ensure success in love. The emerald is an especially lucky stone for expectant mothers. May's trees are poplar, chestnut and ash. The seeds of the ash are used in love divination. If the seeds do not appear on a tree, the tree's owner may be unlucky in love or fail in a venture. May's birds are the snowy egret and the nightingale. May's flowers are the hawthorn and the lily of the valley. Hawthorns symbolize hope because they signal the return of spring. Sometimes they are called "Fairy Thorn", because they are believed to be haunted by fairies. In Devon, England, if you hang hawthorn outside the cowshed, the cows will give lots of milk. One legend tells of a lily of the valley who loved a nightingale. Because she was so shy, she hid in the long grass to listen to his song. The nightingale became lonely and said he would no longer sing unless the lily of the valley bloomed every May for all to see.

Alphabetized list of words to find:
Lily of the valley

Like a Memory Abbi Glines 2/1/18
Bad p 7 Momma's boys were as bad as ...
Balance p 6 ... we'd come into balance.
Battle p 37 ... like she was going into battle.
Bunch p 9 The whole damn bunch ...

Sex, Not Love Vi Keeland 2/2/18
Dreams p 326 ... new job, and the man of my dreams.
Fairy p 248 ... little, I always imagined my fairy godmother looked like Stevie Nicks.
Happiness p 14 ... marriage, I cried tears of happiness.
Hazelnut p 40 ... smell of chocolaty hazelnut that wafted into her room.

Holiday Hearts: A Fairytale Christmas\The St. James Affair Susan Wiggs 2/2/18
Charm p 44 ... exude a certain caveman charm.
Chestnut Holiday p 102 He hummed along with chestnuts roasting.
Gold Holiday p 81 ... cashmere-sweater, gold-earring thing going on.
Silver Holiday p 76 The carolers struck up "Silver Bells", and ...

The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18
Aquamarine p 86 ...with his crystal aquamarine gaze.
Diamond p 147 ..., sparkled like so many diamonds, while
Lonely p 98 ... in my room, scared and lonely, wound too ...
Seeds p 308 ...with a new delivery of seeds.

Second Chance Girl Susan Mallery 2/4/18
Cows p 50 You’re going to need ongoing donations for taking care of the giraffes, and the other cows.
Haunted p 48 A mouth that haunted him through the night.
Memory p 62 ... Violet would have been little more than a distant memory.
Violet p 47 It was just…there was something about Violet.

Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18
Amethyst p 398 Amethyst. It's a pretty purple rock.
Wolf p 147 It's like the wolf beating me to Grandmother's house ...

Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18
Respect p 38 “Miss Kessler, I’m your principal, and you will speak to me with respect in my school.”
Virgins p 10 Kerouac: You’re a virgin.

About That Kiss Jill Shalvis 2/6/18
Modesty p 78 Joe glanced over at her, clearly amused by her sudden modesty.

When Love Comes J.H. Croix 2/7/18
Bloomed Loc 2735 A smile bloomed in her heart.
Calm loc 362 The water looked calm this morning.
Cedar Loc 154 ... barn-shaped home with cedar siding.
Close Loc 196 Susie reached over for another hug and just held Hannah close.
Emerald Loc 152 The sign for Emerald Road sat crookedly at the base of a small hill.
Eye Loc 301 She caught the dog’s eye, at which point ...
Hidden Loc 3057 ... trying and failing to keep his smile hidden.
Hope Loc 487 Hope it’s okay that I dropped in.
Otter Loc 553 There was a resident otter Howard, who swam ...

Follow Love J.H. Croix 2/8/18
May P 238 It was late May—her first spring in Alaska.
Pine p 132 Tall loblolly pines surrounded the condo complex creating a shaded landscape.
Promise p 64 ... yourself so you better promise before I say another word.
Ring p 28 ... grabbed the remote only to have the doorbell ring.
Sun p 15 The water was a deep navy in the bright sun today.
Tension p 34 His stomach coiled in tension because tourists and moose could be a dangerous mix.
Weather p 30 ... planning around the weather in Alaska didn’t offer too many options.    

Love Untamed J.H. Croix 2/9/18
Expectant p 56 ...the deck railing and gave her an expectant look.
Habits p 106 ... with someone’s baggage and bad habits—you know,...
Innocence p 9 “What?” Hannah asked, feigning innocence.
Single p 13 ... her think twice about her plan for being permanently single?

Rookie Move Sarina Bowen 2/10/18
February p 2 It was a sunny February morning, ...
First p 3 In the first place, ...
Dizziness p 108 Are you experiencing any nausea or dizziness?
Humility p 192 ... teach him a lesson in humility.
Indigo p 22 We call it indigo, 'cause ...
March p 92 ..., while March promised an astonishing sixteen matchups.
Peace p 43 Her peace of mind.
Unlucky p 148 In the unlucky department, ...

Sweet Tea and Sympathy Molly Harper 2/10/18
April p 34 ... material that smelled of April-fresh fabric softener, ...
Oak p 60 ... that big old house in Southern Oaks.
Open p 81 Margot's jaw dropped open.
Venture p 207 ... better sign of a successful venture, she ...
Walnut p 103 ... he's brown as a walnut.

Alone In the Dark Karen Rose 2/12/18
Attract p 582 You attract trouble even when you're unconscious,...
Graves p 700 ... are all buried in shallow graves here, ...
Shy p 316 ... smile that was half shy and half seduction- ...    

I Am Watching You Teresa Driscoll 2/13/18
Daffodil p 7 It even branched out into daffodils at one point.
Daisy p 41 ... informal bouquets with roses and large daisies – flowers that ...
Petals p 82 Pink and lemon and soft white petals.
Wreaths p 81 I don’t want a wreath for my daughter’s coffin.

Dignity Jay Crownover 2/14/18
Ash p 19 ... his empire standing but turn everything on the inside to ash.
Intelligence p 41 You appreciate his intelligence because that is a smart, smart man.

Snow Angels James Thompson 2/15/18
Hangovers p 151 So he's drunk every night and sleeps through his hangovers.
Saints p 29 ...talking abut him like he's a saint.
Sparrow p 108 ... you had a sparrow in your hands.
Weeping p 166 Maria is sitting on the couch, weeping.

This Fallen Prey Kelley Armstrong 2/17/18
Legend p 232 That is, obviously, an urban legend.
Poisons p 102 ...was not the source of the poison.    

Rough Ride Kristen Ashley 2/19/18
Chains p 68 ... heavy silver chain as a strap.
Nightingale p 128 Look at those bitches now, Indy Nightingale!
Snowy p 79 The snowy goodness was back in his eyes ...

Wild Justice Liz Fielding 2/20/18
Knights Loc 169 ... threatened and knights in shining armour being thin ...
Milk Loc 243 ... and she had drunk up her milk to grow straight and tall ...

Lost Souls Lisa Jackson 2/24/18
Cypress p 8 ... throught the cypress and pine trees, ...

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