Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FLOAB The Grocery Challenge!  JoAnne's Shopping Cart

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The Grocery Challenge! JoAnne's Shopping Cart    

Challengesign

Open Date - Jan 1st
Store Closing - Dec 31, 2018

How to shop -

1. Decide on the Badge you want to work on-

These are currently available
“Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
“Express Lane” - 10 tasks
“Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
“Shopaholic” - 50 tasks
“Ultimate Foodie” - all 55 on the main list

In addition (or instead) there are options such as
“Real Food” Badge - 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks
" Fruits & Veggies Badge" 15 - Produce only item tasks
“Health Nut” Badge" 30 - Vegan only item tasks

And for added fun, all shoppers once they earn the “Savvy” badge will be eligible to receive coupons and additional optional shopping lists that will appear randomly in your basket throughout the year.

2. Choose and read a book for a task that fits that badge-

3. Post a completion thread in your basket - it should look like this.
Badge Desired -
Item -
Task -
Book -
Author-
Date read -
How it fits -


4. Head up and down the aisles reading books and grabbing products, have fun and let's see if you are a Shopaholic!

Rules
Customer Service Q&A   

List
Tasks-
1. Apples - Read a book with a RED cover (50% or more)
2. Organic Apples - Read a book with All the letters in APPLES found in the title (any order)
3. Artichoke - Read a book with a Heart on the cover
4. Organic Asparagus - Read a book with a character is described as “TALL” or “THIN” - give sentence location
5. Plantains - Read a book that takes place in a South American country.
6. Organic Bananas - Read a book where both of the Author’s Initials are found in BANANAS
7. Corn Chex Cereal - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
8. Organic Carrots - Read a book where a character goes underground.
9. American Cheese - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
10. Swiss Cheese - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
11. Coffee - Read a book with a BLACK cover (50% or more)
12. Decaf Coffee - Read a book that with a Title that starts with one of the letters in DECAF (You may NOT drop the “The” for this task)
13. Clementines- Read a book with a MC that is small in size (but not a child)
14. Organic Coconut - Read a book with a tropical scene on the cover
15. Plain Donuts - Read a book with a Donut, cake or cupcake on the cover
16. Cinnamon Donuts- Read a book with a double letter word in the title (like cinnamon)
17. Butter - Read a book where someone or something is agitated (ex. The storm churned the sea)
18. Cage-free Eggs - Read a book where both the author’s initials can be found in CHICKEN
19. Frozen Fish - Read a book that has FISH or FROZEN in the Title
20. Shrimp- Read a book with a BOAT on the cover
21. Red Grapes - Read a book from a Series that has a ‘bunch’ of books in it (4 or more)
22. Organic Green Grapes - Read a book with a Green cover (75% or more)
23. Hamburgers- Read a book that takes place in the 1950s or 60s or was published in the 50s or 60s
24. Hotdogs- Read a long book ( 500+ pages)
25. Ginger Ale -Read a book with a person with RED HAIR on the cover
26. Beer -Read a book with the word GERMAN or BEER in the text (include page and sentence)
27. Organic Kale - Read a book with all the letters in KALE found in the title (any order)
28. Boston Lettuce - Read a book with a MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction
29. Organic Lemons- Read a book with a Yellow cover (50%)
30. Key Limes Read a book that starts with a K or an L or the author's initials are K.L.
31. Milk- Read a book with a Cow on the cover or in the title
32. Chocolate Milk - Read a book where the MC is a child
33. Oyster Mushrooms- Read a book where something is discovered.
34. Portabella Mushrooms - Read a book that takes place in the Forest or MC goes to the Forest
35. Organic Onions- Read a book with at least 40 chapters
36. Scallions- Read a book with “SPRING” in the title
37. Peanut Butter- Read a book with an 8 in the page numbers
38. Grape Jelly - Read a YA book (genre listed on Main page)
39. Organic Bell Pepper - Read a book from the following list - Sounds
40. Jalapeno Pepper - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
41. Red Radish- Read a book with 2 “R”s in the Title
42. Horseradish - Read a book with a Horse on the cover
43. Rice- Read a book that takes place in China/Japan or by a Chinese or Japanese author
44. Brown Rice Read a book with a BROWN cover (50%)
45. Spaghetti - Read a book that takes place in Italy
46. Organic Spaghetti Sauce Read a book where both the author's initials are the Same Letter ( example Shel Silverstein)
47. Acorn Squash - Read a book from the following list - Books that made me fall out of a Tree
48. Organic Yellow Squash - Read a book where a character likes to garden
49. Sugar- Read a book with the mpg - Chick -Lit (sweet)
50. Tomatoes - Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
51. Organic Roma Tomatoes - Read a book with a one word title
52. Watermelon- Read a book that takes place near water
53. Organic Watermelon - Read a book with the word “SEEDLESS” found in the text) give page and sentence
54. Corn Tortillas - Read a book with something round on the cover
55. Whole Wheat Bread Read the last book in a series (so you have read the “whole” thing)


**Announcement: SPELL IT OUT OPTION**

Is an item out of stock and you just can't find a book that is working for you? You may want to use the Spell It out Option
The word for this challenge is M-A-R-K-E-T
You may claim each letter only once.
A letter is claimed using an author initial or title of a book
Post your completion and specify as to which item you are claiming.
May NOT use for the "Savvy Shopper Badge"    

CSA


Bakery/Deli Stop

Complete 4 of the tasks to earn the “Sandwich Badge”
Complete 9 of the tasks to earn the “Deli Diva” Badge
Complete all 18 and earn the “Party Platter” Badge

1. Bagel -Read a book from the list Food in Book titles
2. French Baguette Read a book by a French author or one that takes place in France
3. Rye Bread -Read a book set in the Middle Ages (example- tagged Medieval)
4. Honey Ham -Read a “sweet” book - your interpretation
5. Smoked Turkey Read a book with some kind of Fire on the cover
6. Pastrami - Read a book by a Jewish Author or one with a Jewish MC
7. Blue Cheese Read a book with at blue cover ( at least 50%)
8. Muenster Cheese Read a book that features a “monster”
9. Vermont Cheddar Read a book that takes place in one of the New England states
10. Potato Salad Read a book with all the letters in SPUD in the title (any order)
11. Macaroni Salad Read a book with an Elbow showing on the cover
12. Coleslaw Read a book with the word “shredded” found in the text (state loc and passage)
13. Dill Pickle Read a book that starts with a D or a P
14. Scone Read a book by an author from the UK
15. Bran Muffin Read a book where one of the author’s initials can be found in FIBER
16. Strawberry Shortcake Read a short book ( 125- 199 pages)
17. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Read a book from another grocery challenge player’s “Favorites” list (give players name)
18. Cherry Pie Read a book tagged “American….” does not have to be main page    


Pet Food Aisle

Complete the 5 tasks to earn this Badge

1. Canned Food -Read a book with all the letters of DOG OR CAT found in the Title
2. Collar - Read a book with an UNUSUAL animal on the cover (Not a Dog, Cat or Horse)
3. Treats - Read a book with the one of the author's initials found in DACHSHUND.
4. Dry Food - Read a book where a character feeds an animal (state location and passage)
5. Chew Toy - Read a book from the list Books About Human Animal Relationships   

Announcement! in honor of Lory being our first customer to earn the Ultimate Foodie badge we are now giving out Free Samples, so don't miss out!

Free Sample   

wine

1. Pinot Grigio - Read a book where the MC Woman is over 21 (obviously an adult no actual age required)
2. Merlot - Read a book where a MC Man is over 21 (obviously an adult no actual age required)
3. Zinfindel - Read a book with something to drink out of on the cover (example: glass, mug, cup)
4. Champagne - Read a book with the word “identification” in the text (state location and passage)
5. Sangria Read a book with a Red OR White cover (50% or more)    

For June
Floral

Pick up 3 items for a lovely "Bouquet" Badge
All 6 for the "Gardener's Badge"

1. Vase Read a book with a container on the cover (example - a cup, a box, a bottle)
2. Daisy Read a book from the list Flowers in the Title or any book with a flower name in the title
3. Roses Read a book with a MPG of Romance
4. Seeds - Read the first book in a series
5. Weed Killer - Read a book with a character who is a Killer in the plot
6. Garden Gloves - Read a book with 2 hands on the cover clearly visible

Books may not be finished until AFTER June 1st and these tasks may only be used towards these 2 badges.    



-" Keep Cool Badge" - Complete 3 of the 4 "Frozen" treat tasks
- "Full Freezer" Badge - Complete any 7 of the 10 tasks
- Or be "COOL" and complete all 10 instead for a special heart

Task List
1. Snow Cone Read a book with a winter scene on the cover
2. Popsicles Read a book with 2 of the letter P in the author’s name
3. Gelato Read a book set in Italy or by an Italian author
4. Frozen Yogurt Read a book with a Z or a Y in the title
5. Frozen TV Dinner Read a book that takes place in the 50s or 60s
6. Pot Pie Read a book with a complete circle on the cover must be an image not the letter O
7. Eggo Waffles Read a book that has a word in title that contains the double letters G or F
8. Frozen Baby Lima Beans Read a book with a character who is described as a “baby” (state loc and passage)
9. Frozen Pizza Read a book with a MPG of “classic” or “family”
10. Fish Sticks Read a book with straight line on the cover    


Badges I've Earned!
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“Badge Desired - "Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
Item - 7. Corn Chex Cereal -
Task - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
Book - Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Author- Matthew J. Sullivan
Date read - 1/1/18
How it fits - Bright & Bookstore

“Badge Desired - "Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
Item - 48. Organic Yellow Squash -
Task - Read a book where a character likes to garden.
Book - Lilac Lane
Author- Sherryl Woods
Date read - 1/3/18
How it fits - Bryan and Kiera have a garden between their houses and they use the produce at the restaurant where they work.

“Badge Desired - "Savvy Shopper” - 3 tasks
Item - 40. Jalapeno Pepper -
Task - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
Book - Menage A Cowboy
Author- Jenny Klaire
Date read - 1/4/18
How it fits - MFM Story    

1. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 9. American Cheese -
Task - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
Book - Her Renegade Rancher Author- Jennifer Ryan
Date read - 1/6/18
How it fits - Set in Montana

2. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 10. Swiss Cheese -
Task - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
Book - Why Did You Lie?
Author- Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Date read - 1/10/18
How it fits - Set in Iceland.

3. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 12. Decaf Coffee -
Task - Read a book that with a Title that starts with one of the letters in DECAF
Book - All I Want Is You
Author- Toni Blake
Date read - 1/11/18
How it fits - Title Begins with A

4. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 16. Cinnamon Donuts-
Task - Read a book with a double letter word in the title
Book - Tall, Tatted and Tempting
Author- Tammy Falkner
Date read - 1/13/18
How it fits - Tall and Tatted both have double letters

5. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 27. Organic Kale -
Task - Read a book with all the letters in KALE found in the title
Book - Full Package
Author- Lauren Blakely
Date read - 1/12/18
How it fits - KALE is in title.

6. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 28. Boston Lettuce -
Task - Read a book with a MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction
Book - The Girl From Ballymor
Author- Kathleen McGurl
Date read - 1/12/18
How it fits - It is Historical Fiction

7. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 40. Jalapeno Pepper -
Task - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
Book - Tap Left
Author- A. Zavarelli
Date read - 1/8/18
How it fits - Lots of hot love scenes!

8. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 48. Organic Yellow Squash -
Task - Read a book where a character likes to garden
Book - The Last Camellia
Author- Sarah Jio
Date read - 1/15/18
How it fits - 3 characters like to garden: Anna, Addison and Flora

9. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 51. Organic Roma Tomatoes -
Task - Read a book with a one word title
Book - Strangers
Author- Paul Finch
Date read - 1/14/18
How it fits - Strangers is the title.

10. “Badge Desired - “Express Lane” - 10 tasks
Item - 52. Watermelon-
Task - Read a book that takes place near water
Book - Yesternight
Author- Cat Winters
Date read - 1/8/18
How it fits - Set on the Oregon coast    

Real Food Badge 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks

1. “Badge Desired -“Real Food” Badge - 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks
Item - 29. Organic Lemons
Task - Read a book with a Yellow cover (50%)
Book - The Curse of Tenth Grave
Author- Darynda Jones
Date read - 1/20/18
How it fits - The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson, #10) by Darynda Jones   

2. Badge Desired - -“Real Food” Badge
Item - 22. Organic Green Grapes
Task - Read a book with a Green cover (75% or more)
Book - Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do
Author- Michael Brandman
Date read - 1/21/18
How it fits - Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do (Jesse Stone, #12) by Michael Brandman   

3. Badge Desired - Badge Desired -“Real Food” Badge - 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks
Item - 27. Organic Kale
Task - Read a book with all the letters in KALE found in the title (any order)
Book - Rattlesnake Crossing
Author- J.A. Jance
Date read - 1/26/18
How it fits - KALE is in Rattlesnake

4. Badge Desired - Badge Desired -“Real Food” Badge - 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks
Item - 46. Organic Spaghetti Sauce
Task - Read a book where both the author's initials are the Same Letter
Book - The Lightkeeper's Daughter
Author- Colleen Coble
Date read - 1/23/18
How it fits - Both names begin with C

5. Badge Desired - -“Real Food” Badge - 12 - All ORGANIC item tasks
Item - 8. Organic Carrots -
Task - Read a book where a character goes underground.
Book - Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense, #16; Cincinnati, #1) by Karen Rose
Author- Karen Rose
Date read - 2/5/18
How it fits - The some of the characters are working in the basement of Faith's home. A child lived in that basement. Also Faith changed her name and paperwork to get away so she was going "underground".    

6. Badge Desired - -“Real Food” Badge
Item - 48. Organic Yellow Squash
Task - Read a book where a character likes to garden
Book - When Love Comes
Author- J.H. Croix
Date read - 2/7/18
How it fits - Hannah likes to garden. It makes her feel closer to her mom who passed away.

7. Badge Desired - -“Real Food” Badge
Item - 4. Organic Asparagus
Task - Read a book with a character is described as “TALL” or “THIN” - give sentence location
Book - Rookie Move
Author- Sarina Bowen
Date read - 2/10/18
How it fits - p 115 ...a tall beautiful man with an enormous purple bruise all over the side of his face.    

8. Badge Desired - Real Food
Item - 6. Organic Bananas
Task - Read a book where both of the Author’s Initials are found in BANANAS
Book - No One But You
Author- Brenda Novak
Date read - 3/8/18
How it fits - Author's Initials are BN    

9. Badge Desired - Real Food
Item - 51. Organic Roma Tomatoes
Task - Read a book with a one word title
Book - Ghost
Author- A. Zavarelli
Date read - 3/11/18
How it fits - Title is GHOST    

10. Badge Desired - Real Food
Item - 35. Organic Onions
Task - Read a book with at least 40 chapters
Book - Stitches in Time
Author- Terri DuLong
Date read - 3/22/18
How it fits - 43 chapters    

11. Badge Desired - Real Food
Item - 14. Organic Coconut
Task - Read a book with a tropical scene on the cover
Book - Unraveling the Pieces
Author- Terri DuLong
Date read - 4/9/18
How it fits - Unraveling the Pieces (Ormond Beach, #3) by Terri DuLong   

12. Badge Desired - Real Food
Item - SPELL IT OUT OPTION
Task - Letter T
Book - Two Sisters
Author- Mary Hogan
Date read - 6/10/18
How it fits - Title begins with T    
    

Smart Shopper - 25 tasks

1. “Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
Item - 12. Decaf Coffee
Task - Read a book that with a Title that starts with one of the letters in DECAF
Book - Full Tilt
Author- Emma Scott
Date read - 1/16/18
How it fits - Begins with F

2. “Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
Item - 16. Cinnamon Donuts
Task - Read a book with a double letter word in the title
Book - All In
Author- Emma Scott
Date read - 1/18/18
How it fits - Double Letter in ALL    

3. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
Item - 49. Sugar
Task - Read a book with the mpg - Chick -Lit (sweet)
Book - You Say It First
Author- Susan Mallery
Date read - 1/24/18
How it fits - It's Chick Lit

4. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
Item - 38. Grape Jelly
Task - Read a YA book
Book - One of Us Is Lying
Author- Karen M. McManus
Date read - 1/22/18
How it fits - It's YA.

5. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
Item - 11. Coffee
Task - Read a book with a BLACK cover
Book - Crown Jewels
Author- Ella James
Date read - 1/25/18
How it fits - Crown Jewels (Off-Limits Romance, #1) by Ella James   

6. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”- 25 tasks
Item - 7. Corn Chex Cereal -
Task - Read a book that has a title with two words that start with the same letter
Book - The Exile of Sara Stevenson
Author- Darci Hannah
Date read - 2/3/18
How it fits - Sara and Stevenson both begin with S

7. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”
Item - 9. American Cheese -
Task - Read a book that takes place 100% in the United States
Book - Love Unbroken
Author- J.H. Croix
Date read - 2/9/18
How it fits - Set in Alaska

8. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”
Item - 26. Beer
Task - Read a book with the word GERMAN or BEER in the text (include page and sentence)
Book - Sweet Tea and Sympathy
Author- Molly Harper
Date read - 2/10/18
How it fits - p 33 ... a set of wind chimes made of beer cans.

9. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”
Item - 24. Hotdogs
Task - Read a long book ( 500+ pages)
Book - Alone In the Dark
Author- Karen Rose
Date read - 2/12/18
How it fits - 721 pages    

10. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”-
Item - 1. Apples
Task - Read a book with a RED cover (50% or more)
Book - Dignity
Author- Jay Crownover
Date read - 2/14/18
How it fits - Dignity (The Breaking Point, #2) by Jay Crownover

11. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”-
Item - 10. Swiss Cheese
Task - Read a book that takes place in a European Country
Book - Snow Angels
Author- James Thompson
Date read - 2/15/18
How it fits - Set in Finland.

12. Badge Desired - -“Real Food” Badge
Item - 46. Organic Spaghetti Sauce
Task - Read a book where both the author's initials are the Same Letter
Book - Emma in the Night
Author- Wendy Walker
Date read - 2/13/18
How it fits - Author's initials are W 

13. Badge Desired - “Smart Shopper”
Item - 17. Butter
Task - Read a book where someone is agitated.
Book - Wild Justice
Author- Liz Fielding
Date read - 2/20/18
How it fits - Luke comes to town with a plan because of something that happened in the past. He gets all churned up because it does not go the way he imagined.

14. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 25. Ginger Ale
Task - Read a book with a person with RED HAIR on the cover
Book - Everything We Left Behind
Author- Kerry Lonsdale
Date read - 2/28/18
How it fits - Everything We Left Behind (Everything #2) by Kerry Lonsdale

15. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 54. Corn Tortillas
Task - Read a book with something round on the cover
Book - Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay
Author- Jill Mansell
Date read - 3/9/18
How it fits - Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell

16. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 4. Organic Asparagus
Task - Read a book with a character is described as “TALL” or “THIN”
Book - The Wife Between Us
Author- Greer Hendricks
Date read - 3/18/18
How it fits - p 147 ... draped over my too thin frame.

17. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 37. Peanut Butter
Task - Read a book with an 8 in the page numbers
Book - One That Came Back
Author- Lexy Timms
Date read - 2/27/18
How it fits - 178 pages

18. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 33. Oyster Mushrooms
Task - Read a book where something is discovered.
Book - The Way Home
Author- Cindy Gerard
Date read - 3/13/18
How it fits - A man who was thought to be KIA.

19. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 40. Jalapeno Pepper
Task - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
Book - Shacking Up
Author- Helena Hunting
Date read - 3/24/18
How it fits - It's a hot romance story. 

20. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 32. Chocolate Milk
Task - Read a book where the MC is a child
Book - The Ghost in the Glass House
Author- Carey Wallace
Date read - 3/26/18
How it fits - Clare is 12.    

21. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 6. Organic Bananas
Task - Read a book where both of the Author’s Initials are found in BANANAS
Book - Rock Redemption
Author- Nalini Singh
Date read - 4/5/18
How it fits - Initials are NS    

22. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 13. Clementines
Task - Read a book with a MC that is small in size (but not a child)
Book - Rock Hard
Author- Nalini Singh
Date read - 4/5/18
How it fits - p 43 “I happen to find this particular small, smart, sexy package very, very attractive.”
Small, smart, sexy.    

23. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 21. Red Grapes
Task - Read a book from a Series that has a ‘bunch’ of books in it (4 or more)
Book - Tough Luck Hero
Author- Maisey Yates
Date read - 4/3/18
How it fits - Copper Ridge Series has 10 books so far.    

24. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 35. Organic Onions
Task - Read a book with at least 40 chapters
Book - Separation Games
Author- C.D. Reiss
Date read - 4/2/18
How it fits - Has 54 chapters    

25. Badge Desired - Smart Shopper
Item - 50. Tomatoes
Task - Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
Book - Witness in Death
Author- J.D. Robb
Date read - 3/29/18
How it fits - Rating 4.3 (on date finished)

Smart Shopper Completed   

Fruits & Veggies Badge 15 - Produce only item tasks  COMPLETED

1. “Badge Desired -" Fruits & Veggies Badge" 15 - Produce only item tasks
Item - 41. Red Radish
Task - Read a book with 2 “R”s in the Title
Book - A Stranger in the House
Author- Shari Lapena
Date read - 1/17/18
How it fits - 2 R's in STRANGER    

2. Badge Desired - " Fruits & Veggies Badge"
Item - 1. Apples
Task - Read a book with a RED cover (50% or more)
Book - Dangerous Games
Author- Lora Leigh
Date read - 1/29/18
How it fits - Dangerous Games (Tempting SEALs, #2) by Lora Leigh

3. Badge Desired - " Fruits & Veggies Badge"
Item - 5. Plantains
Task - Read a book that takes place in a South American country.
Book - Journey to the River Sea
Author- Eva Ibbotson
Date read - 1/27/18
How it fits - Set in Brazil

4. Badge Desired - " Fruits & Veggies Badge"
Item - 50. Tomatoes
Task - Read a book with a 4.0 rating or higher
Book - I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
Author- Kevin Hart
Date read - 1/28/18
How it fits - 4.06 Avg Rating    

5. Badge Desired - " Fruits & Veggies Badge"
Item - 3. Artichoke -
Task - Read a book with a Heart on the cover
Book - Holiday Hearts: A Fairytale Christmas\The St. James Affair
Author- Susan Wiggs
Date read - 2/2/18
How it fits - Holiday Hearts A Fairytale Christmas\The St. James Affair by Susan Wiggs   

6. Badge Desired - -" Fruits & Veggies Badge"
Item - 13. Clementines-
Task - Read a book with a MC that is small in size (but not a child)
Book - Love Untamed
Author- J.H. Croix
Date read - 2/9/18
How it fits - Susie is pint sized!

7. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 21. Red Grapes
Task - Read a book from a Series that has a ‘bunch’ of books in it (4 or more)
Book - Paradise Lost
Author- J.A. Jance
Date read - 3/12/18
How it fits - Book #18 will be published in 2018    

8. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 28. Boston Lettuce
Task - Read a book with a MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction
Book - The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author- Taylor Jenkins Reid
Date read - 3/15/18
How it fits - MPG of Historical/Historical Fiction    

9. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 36. Scallions
Task - Read a book with “SPRING” in the title
Book - Love on a Spring Morning
Author- Zoe York
Date read - 3/16/18
How it fits - Spring in title    

10. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 30. Key Limes
Task - Read a book that starts with a K or an L or the author's initials are K.L.
Book - Love Walked In
Author- Marisa de los Santos
Date read - 3/14/18
How it fits - Title begins with L    

11. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 22. Organic Green Grapes
Task - Read a book with a Green cover (75% or more)
Book - A Ghost for Christmas
Author- J.D. Winters
Date read - 3/15/18
How it fits - A Ghost for Christmas (Destiny Bay Cozy, #1) by J.D. Winters

12. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 33. Oyster Mushrooms
Task - Read a book where something is discovered.
Book - Devil's Claw
Author- J.A. Jance
Date read - 3/3/18
How it fits - Dead body and who done it    

13. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 6. Organic Bananas
Task - Read a book where both of the Author’s Initials are found in BANANAS
Book - Between Me and You
Author- Allison Winn Scotch
Date read - 3/26/18
How it fits - Initials are AS    

14. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 40. Jalapeno Pepper
Task - Read a book with a “hot” romance involved
Book - Pucked
Author- Helena Hunting
Date read - 3/24/18
How it fits - It is a HOT romance!

15. Badge Desired - Fruits and Veggies
Item - 35. Organic Onions
Task - Read a book with at least 40 chapters
Book - Marriage Games
Author- C.D. Reiss
Date read - 4/1/18
How it fits - Book has 87 chapters.    

Bakery/Deli Stop

Complete 4 of the tasks to earn the “Sandwich Badge”

1. Badge Desired - “Sandwich Badge”
Item - 16. Strawberry Shortcake
Task - Read a short book ( 125- 199 pages)
Book - Fire at Dusk
Author- Lila Ashe
Date read - 2/9/18
How it fits - 140 pages    


2. Badge Desired - “Sandwich Badge”
Item - 15. Bran Muffin
Task - Read a book where one of the author’s initials can be found in FIBER
Book - Absinthe
Author- Winter Renshaw
Date read - 2/6/18
How it fits - Author's last name begins with R

3. Badge Desired - “Sandwich Badge”
Item - 11. Macaroni Salad
Task - Read a book with an Elbow showing on the cover
Book - About That Kiss
Author- Jill Shalvis
Date read - 2/6/18
How it fits - About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay, #5) by Jill Shalvis   

4. Badge Desired - “Sandwich Badge”
Item - 7. Blue Cheese
Task - Read a book with at blue cover ( at least 50%)
Book - Follow Love
Author- J.H. Croix
Date read - 2/8/18
How it fits - Follow Love (Diamond Creek, Alaska #2) by J.H. Croix   

Complete 9 of the tasks to earn the “Deli Diva” Badge

1. Badge Desired - “Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 14. Scone
Task - Read a book by an author from the UK
Book - I Am Watching You
Author- Teresa Driscoll
Date read - 2/13/18
How it fits - Author born in Wales

2. Badge Desired - “Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 13. Dill Pickle
Task - Read a book that starts with a D or a P
Book - Promise Not to Tell
Author- Jayne Ann Krentz
Date read - 2/16/18
How it fits - Title begins with P.    


3. Badge Desired - “Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 15. Bran Muffin
Task - Read a book where one of the author’s initials can be found in FIBER
Book - Even the Score
Author- Beth Ehemann
Date read - 2/19/18
How it fits - Author's initials (BE) in FIBER    

4. Badge Desired - "Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 11. Macaroni Salad
Task - Read a book with an Elbow showing on the cover
Book - Hooking Up
Author- Helena Hunting
Date read - 3/19/18
How it fits - Hooking Up by Helena Hunting   

5. Badge Desired - "Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 12. Coleslaw
Task - Read a book with the word “shredded” found in the text (state loc and passage)
Book - Crow
Author- A. Zavarelli
Date read - 3/11/18
How it fits - Loc 1564 Tonight I’m wearing an artfully shredded spandex mini dress that just barely covers my nipples and lady parts.

6. Badge Desired - "Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 8. Muenster Cheese
Task - Read a book that features a “monster”
Book - Once Burned
Author- Jeaniene Frost
Date read - 3/4/18
How it fits - MC is a vampire.    

7. Badge Desired - "Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 9. Vermont Cheddar
Task - Read a book that takes place in one of the New England states
Book - Reaper
Author- A. Zavarelli
Date read - 3/11/18
How it fits - Set in Massachusetts    

8. Badge Desired - "Deli Diva” Badge
Item - 16. Strawberry Shortcake
Task - Read a short book ( 125- 199 pages)
Book - Burn for Me
Author- Lauren Blakely
Date read - 3/10/18
How it fits - 132 pages

9. Badge Desired - "Deli Diva" Badge
Item - 4. Honey Ham
Task - Read a “sweet” book - your interpretation
Book - Seaside Reunion
Author- Irene Hannon
Date read - 3/21/18
How it fits - Christian Fiction

Pet Food Aisle  5 tasks
1. Badge Desired - Pet Food Aisle
Item - 1. Canned Food
Task - Read a book with all the letters of DOG OR CAT found in the Title
Book - Edge of Darkness
Author- Karen Rose
Date read - 3/2/18
How it fits - D-O-G in title    


2. Badge Desired - Pet Food Aisle
Item - 3. Treats
Task - Read a book with the one of the author's initials found in DACHSHUND.
Book - Death Below Stairs
Author- Jennifer Ashley
Date read - 3/6/18
How it fits - Author's Initial Letter A    

3. Badge Desired - Pet Food Aisle
Item - 4. Dry Food
Task - Read a book where a character feeds an animal.
Book - Patterns of Change
Author- Terri DuLong
Date read - 3/22/18
How it fits - p 51 I was a little late feeding Basil his supper so I got him fed before I sat down with  a heated-up casserole, also courtesy of Lucas.

4. Badge Desired - Pet Food Aisle
Item - 2. Collar
Task - Read a book with an UNUSUAL animal on the cover (Not a Dog, Cat or Horse)
Book - Two Times the Charm
Author- Christin Lovell
Date read - 4/7/18
How it fits - Wolf on cover Two Times the Charm (Alpha Doms, #9) by Christin Lovell   

5. Badge Desired - Pet Food Aisle
Item - 5. Chew Toy
Task - Read a book from the list Books About Human Animal Relationships
Book - Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog
Author- S. Bennett
Date read - 6/13/18
How it fits - About a woman and her dog from both of their POVs - loved it!!!!    

Complete 3 tasks for the Healthy Lifestyle badge

1. Badge Desired - Healthy Lifestyle badge
Item - 3. Mousse
Task - Read a book with a Mousse (a dessert) mentioned in the book.
Book - Rock Wedding
Author- Nalini Singh
Date read - 4/6/18
How it fits - p 175 Sarah dipped her spoon into the mousse, took a taste.    

2. Badge Desired - Healthy Lifestyle badge
Item - 7. Toothpaste
Task - Read a book with a Double letter in the Title
Book - The Earl's Defiant Wallflower
Author- Erica Ridley
Date read - 4/8/18
How it fits - Wa ll flower in title    

3. Badge Desired - Healthy Lifestyle badge
Item - 1. Shampoo
Task - Read a book where someone on the cover has LONG HAIR
Book - Rainshadow Road
Author- Lisa Kleypas
Date read - 4/10/18
How it fits - Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

The Wine List
1. Badge Desired - The Wine List
Item - 3. Zinfindel
Task - Read a book with something to drink out of on the cover
Book - Lakeshore Secrets
Author- Shannyn Leah
Date read - 5/9/18
How it fits - Lakeshore Secrets (The McAdams Sisters, #1) by Shannyn Leah Takeout beverage container on cover.    

2. Badge Desired - The Wine List
Item - 4. Champagne
Task - Read a book with the word “identification” in the text.
Book - Killman Creek
Author- Rachel Caine
Date read - 5/16/18
How it fits - p 82 She doesn't ask for identification.    

3. Badge Desired - The Wine List
Item - 5. Sangria
Task - Read a book with a Red OR White cover (50% or more)
Book - The Red Road
Author- Denise Mina
Date read - 5/27/18
How it fits - The Red Road (Alex Morrow #4) by Denise Mina Red cover

4. Badge Desired - The Wine List
Item - 2. Merlot
Task - Read a book where a MC Man is over 21
Book - The Stranger
Author- Harlan Coben
Date read - 5/28/18
How it fits - Adam is an adult.

5. Badge Desired - The Wine List
Item - 1. Pinot Grigio
Task - Read a book where the MC Woman is over 21
Book - Sisters Like Us
Author- Susan Mallery
Date read - 5/30/18
How it fits - Harper turns 42 during the story.    

All 6 for the "Gardener's Badge"

1. Badge Desired - "Gardener's Badge"
Item - 3. Roses
Task - Read a book with a MPG of Romance
Book - More Than Him
Author- Jay McLean
Date read - 6/1/18
How it fits - Romance on MP    


2. Badge Desired - "Gardener's Badge"
Item - 5. Weed Killer
Task - Read a book with a character who is a Killer in the plot
Book - Twice Tempted
Author- Jeaniene Frost
Date read - 6/3/18
How it fits - Vlad kills bunches of people.

3. Badge Desired - "Gardener's Badge"
Item - 4. Seeds
Task - Read the first book in a series
Book - A Charmed Little Lie
Author- Sharla Lovelace
Date read - 6/7/18
How it fits - (Charmed in Texas #1)

4. Badge Desired - "Gardener's Badge"
Item - 6. Garden Gloves
Task - Read a book with 2 hands on the cover clearly visible
Book - Damien
Author- L.A. Casey
Date read - 6/15/18
How it fits - Damien (Slater Brothers, #5) by L.A. Casey hands on cover    

5. Badge Desired - "Gardener's Badge"
Item - 1. Vase
Task - Read a book with a container on the cover
Book - Yours for a Song
Author- Amy James
Date read - 6/25/18
How it fits - Yours for a Song (Haven Springs Book 1) by Amy James Glass and Candle holders    

6. Badge Desired - "Gardener's Badge"
Item - 2. Daisy
Task - Read a book from the list Flowers in the Title.
Book - Blue Dahlia
Author- Nora Roberts
Date read - 6/30/18
How it fits - #31 on list    

3 items for a lovely "Bouquet" Badge

1. Badge Desired - "Bouquet" Badge
Item - 3. Roses
Task - Read a book with a MPG of Romance
Book - A Moment to Love
Author- Jennifer Faye
Date read - 6/8/18
How it fits - MPG of Romance

2. Badge Desired - "Bouquet" Badge
Item - 4. Seeds
Task - Read the first book in a series
Book - The Unidentified Redhead
Author- Alice Clayton
Date read - 6/11/18
How it fits - (Redhead #1)

3. Badge Desired - "Bouquet" Badge
Item - 5. Weed Killer
Task - Read a book with a character who is a Killer in the plot
Book - Cocoa Beach
Author- Beatriz Williams
Date read - 6/12/18
How it fits - Samuel and Lydia are killers.       

"Full Freezer" Badge - Complete any 7 of the 10 tasks

1. Badge Desired - "Full Freezer" Badge
Item - 4. Frozen Yogurt
Task - Read a book with a Z or a Y in the title
Book - Thrown By Love
Author- Pamela Aares
Date read - 7/3/18

2. Badge Desired - "Full Freezer" Badge
Item - 6. Pot Pie
Task - Read a book with a complete circle on the cover must be an image not the letter O
Book - The Good Luck Sister
Author- Jill Shalvis
Date read - 7/4/18
How it fits - The Good Luck Sister (Wildstone, #1.5) by Jill Shalvis plate and bowl are round    
How it fits - Y in By    

3. Badge Desired - "Full Freezer"
Item - 8. Frozen Baby Lima Beans
Task - Read a book with a character who is described as a “baby” (state loc and passage)
Book - Issued to the Bride: One Sniper
Author- Cora Seton
Date read - 7/10/18
How it fits - Page 9 ... if she was ever going to stop being the baby of the family.    

4. Badge Desired - "Full Freezer"
Item - 2. Popsicles
Task - Read a book with 2 of the letter P in the author’s name
Book - Bully
Author- Penelope Douglas
Date read - 7/11/18
How it fits - Penelope    

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