Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Rounding the Course One More Time:

I loved Book Date's Full House Challenge, with the bingo card full of books to read. This year she hit many of my sweet spots, so I've completed my card! Black Out! Twice!

But why stop there! I'm going again! Into the Maroon!

I seem to have given up writing actual reviews, instead contenting myself with a few sentences in my Monday round-ups, so I'm not much use to people looking for ideas. Sorry!

No glitch to give myself a head start this time, so this one will probably finish over the summer. I feel like if I do it once a season I'm doing pretty well, and it also means I have a nice variety in what I'm reading.

  • Jan - March Link Up    
  • April - June Link Up COMPLETE!
  • July - September Link Up
  • October - December Link Up

  • Full House Reading Challenge Grid 2016

    3nd Round: In Maroon! 

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    1. By author you wish was better known: Laura's Wolf, Lia Silver 1/8/16, Republic, Lindsay Buroker 3/23/16, Spilling Clarence, Anne Ursu 6/9/16
    2. Published in 2016: Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs 4/1/16, Tell the Wind and Fire, Sarah Rees Brennan, 4/20/16, All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders 6/2/16
    3. Book from series you love: Dick Francis's Refusal, Felix Francis 1/10/16, The Bride's Story 7, Kaoru Mori 3/29/16, Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic, Ursula Vernon 5/26/16
    4. Debut novel: Kat, Incorrigible, Stephanie Burgis 1/28/16, William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Ian Doescher 5/7/16, Ready Player One, Ernest Cline 5/18/16
    5. Thought provoking book: Infandous, Elana K. Arnold 1/19/16, Most Dangerous, Steve Sheinkin 3/18/16, Crux, Namez Raam 6/2/16
    6. Had laugh out loud moment(s): The Heist, Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg, Devoted in Death, J.D. Robb 4/23/16, Magic Shifts, Ilona Andrews 6/20/16
    7. Book Club Worthy: Libriomancer, Jim Hines 1/31/16,  Dragons Beware!, Jorge Aguirre 3/10/16,  A Case of Possession, KJ Charles 6/23/16
    8. Color Word in Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue Maggie Stiefvater 2/9/16, A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler 4/30/16, Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman 5/25/16
    9. Author's surname starts with same letter as yours: An Apprentice to Elves, Sarah Monette, Elizabeth Bear 1/19/16, Dumplin', Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham 6/2/16
    10. You didn't want to put it down: Mercenary Instincts, Ruby Lionsdrake 1/30/16, Symphony for the City of the Dead, M.T. Anderson 4/12/16, Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal 5/21/16 
    11. Way out of Comfort Zone: Songs of Willow Frost, Jamie Ford 1/7/16, The Year of Living Dangerously, C.J. Koch 5/5/16, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, ed. April Genevieve Tucholve 5/30/16
    12. Family Relationship in title:  A Bride's Story 6, Kaoru Mori 1/21/16, Child of the Ghosts, Jonathan Moeller 4/22/16, Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie 7/11/16
    13. Book you bought: I Lived on Butterfly Hill, Marjorie   1/4/16, The Secret Soldier, Ann McGovern 4/14/16, Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris 5/28/16
    14. Setting begins with B:  The Truth Commission, Susan   1/8/16 (British Columbia), The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R. King 4/17/16  (Britain), First Frost, Sarah Addison Allen 6/14/16
    15. Author outside own country The Gospel of Loki, Joanne Harris 1/11/16,  The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy, Julia Quinn 3/9/16,  Twin Spica 8, Kou Yaginuma 5/20/16
    16. Self Challenge= Nonfiction: Parallax, Alan Hirshfeld 2/4/16, Tommy: The Gun that Changed America, Karen Blumenthal 4/5/16, Five Thousand Years of Slavery, Marjory Gann & Janet Willen 6/21/16
    17. Memoir: I Will Always Write Back, Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, Liz Welch 2/20/16, Living with a Wild God, Barbara Ehrenreich 5/17/16, The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida 7/10/16
    18. First in a series: The Eighth Day, Dianne Salerni 1/9/16,  The Pillars of the World, Anne Bishop 4/2/16, The City's Son, Tom Pollock 5/30/16
    19. You'd like to change the cover: The Veil, Chloe Neill 1/21/16, Paper Towns, John Green 3/17/16, A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab 6/12/16
    20. A dominant color on cover:  Zero to Five, Tracy Cutchlow 1/22/16, The Spies of Mississippi, Rick Bowers 3/12/16, Lemonade Mouth, Mark Peter Hughes 5/21/16
    21. New author to you: Waiting For the Party, Ann Thwaite 1/20/16, Radiance, Catherynne Valente 3/10/16, The Magpie Lord, K.J. Charles 6/2/16
    22. Would make a good movie: Prisoner, Lia Silver 1/18/16, Grave Peril, Jim Butcher 3/21/16, Under a Graveyard Sky, John Ringo 5/30/16
    23. Library book: Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis 1/6/16Venus on the Half-Shell, Philip Jose Farmer 3/9/16, Skim, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki 6/4/16
    24. Published 2015: All the Rage, Courtney Summers 1/22/16, Give Me Wings, Kathy Lowinger 3/12/16, Breakout, Ann Aguirre 5/30/16
    25. Been on TBR "forever": Rob Roy, Walter Scott 2/27/16, Hild, Nicola Griffith 4/13/16, Awakening to the Sacred, Lama Surya Das 6/14/16


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