Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Scavenger Hunt!

The Delighted Reader is hosting the Literary Pickers Challenge 2016, where she gives us a long list of items and we try to find them in the books we read. Only one item per book, so that's a lot of reading. Also, she limits the books to the Romance Genre, which is only part of what I read.

I think I'll note if I find something in a different book, even if it won't count towards the challenge. It will help me concentrate on finding the things.

I'll start out on the lowest level, Treasure Hunter In Training, which is 10 items.

My items:
  1. Saddle: Pillars of the World, Anne Bishop 4/2/16 p. 405 (Work tools/weapons)
  2. Bracelets: Havoc, Ann Aguirre 4/28/16 (cover) (Clothing/Accessories)
  3. Male/Female: Shades of Milk and Honey, Mary Robinette Kowal 5/21/16  (Romantic Encounters
  4. Older/Younger (5 years or more age difference) : Breakout, Ann Aguirre 5/30/16 (Romantic Encounters)
  5. Male/Male or Female/Female The Magpie Lord, K.J. Charles 6/2/16 (Romantic Encounters)
  6. Portrait: Only Beloved, Mary Balogh 6/18/16 (Household goods)
  7. Window Shutters: Here There Be Monsters, Meljean Brook 6/24/16 (household goods)
  8. Reunion or Second Chance: Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, Lois McMaster Bujold 6/28/16 (romantic encounters)
  9. Romance before 1950: Only a Promise, Mary Balogh 6/29/16 (romantic encounters)
  10. Belt: Fires of Winter, Roberta Gellis 7/4/16
  11. Something: Mystic and Rider, Sharon Shinn 7/7/16 (transportation)
  12. Dominant/submissive or Master/slave: Flight of Magpies, K.J. Charles 8/9/16 (romantic encounters)
  13. Capture/captive Uncovering You: Contract,  Scarlett Edwards 8/17/16 (romantic encounters)
  14. Measuring Tape/Ruler: Brown-Eyed Girl,  Lisa Kleypas 8/18/16 (work tools, weapons)
  15. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience: Sorcery and Cecelia, Patricia Wrede & Caroline Stevermer 8/24/16
  16. Older Couple (over 50)/Winter Romance: Shifting Shadows, Patricia Briggs 9/3/16
  17. Underwater: Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear 9/7/16 (Transportation/places)
  18. Spain: Once a Soldier, Mary Jo Putney 10/6/16 (Transportation/places)
  19. Fated Mate: Cross Your Heart, Michele Bardsley 11/26/16 (Romantic Encounters)


Household Goods
  1. Ceiling Fan: A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler 4/30/16
  2. House Plant: House Arrest, K.A. Holt 5/13/16
  3. Pumpkin: Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris 5/28/16
  4. Candelabra: A Court of Thorns and Roses, 8/3/16
  5. Dead Bolt: The Walls Around Us, Nova Ren Suma 5/8/16
  6. Grandfather Clock/Mantle Clock A Spool of Blue Thread, Anne Tyler
  7. Window Blinds: Left For Dead, J.A. Jance 6/8/16
  8. Microwave Skim, Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki 6/4/16
  9. Table Cloth: The Darling Dahlia's and the Eleven O'Clock Lady, Susan Wittig Albert 6/29/6
  10. Razor : Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, ed. April Genevieve Tucholve 5/30/16
  11. Nail Polish: Front Lines, Michael Grant 8/4/16
  12. Hand/Purse Mirror: City's Son
  13. Coffee Table: Coraline, Neil Gaiman 8/6/16
  14. E-Reader: All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders 6/2/16
  15. Earbuds: Islands of Rage and Hope, John Ringo 7/31/16
  16. Sink The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R. King 4/17/16
  17. Lawn Mower/Equipment: Magic Shifts, Ilona Andrews 6/20/16
  18. Tile floor Fire Touched, Patricia Briggs 4/1/16
  1. Hard Helmet: A Darker Shade of Magic, v.E. Schwab 6/12/16
  2. Earring/s: Hild, Nicola Griffith 4/13/16
  3. Head Band: The Time Traders, Andre Norton 7/8/16
  4. Flip Flops: The Year of Living Dangerously, C.J. Koch 5/5/16
  5. Motorcycle boots: Dog Warrior, Wen Spencer 7/13/16
  6. Tattoo/Body Art: Silver on the Road, Laura Anne Gilman 5/25/16
  7. Evening Gown/Dress Tell the Wind and FireSarah Rees Brennan 4/19/16
  8. Business Suit: Twin Spica 9, Kou Yaginuma 6/16/16
  9. Cuff Links: Hotel Ruby, Suzanne Young 7/5/16
  10. Space Suit: Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson 5/12/16
  11. Military Uniform The Soldier's Secret, Sheila Solomon Klass 4/12/16
  12. Fisherman/Newsboy Cap: Over Sea Under Stone, Susan Cooper 7/12/16
  13. Scarf: Twin Spica 6, Kou Yaginuma 3/28/16
  14. Mask: To Sail a Darkling Sea, John Ringo 7/5/16
  15. Natty or Ugly Sweater: Sisterland, Curtis Sittenfeld 5/14/16
  16. Sunglasses Under a Graveyard Sky, John Ringo 5/30/16
  17. Business Card/s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo 4/3/16
  18. Lingerie: Unnatural Causes, P.D. James 5/7/16
Work Tools/Weapons
  1. Rifle: Tommy: The Gun that Changed America, Karen Blumenthal 4/5/16
  2. Whip: Blake: Huts of America, Martin Delaney 5/18/16
  3. Hammer: Full Cicada Moon, Marilyn Hilton 6/22/16
  4. Tool Belt/Box: Death at Gills Rock, Patricia Skalka 7/15/16
  5. Briefcase/bag: Twin Spica 8, Kou Yaginuma 5/20/16
  6. File Folder: Lock In, John Scalzi 6/26/16
  7. Work Gloves/Garden Gloves: Listen, Slowly, Trannha Lai 7/16/16
  8. Cash Register: Spilling Clarence, Anne Ursu 6/9/16
  9. Microscope: Death Cloud, Andrew Lane 7/1/16
  10. Ingredients: Night Shift, Charlaine Harris 6/12/16
  11. Sports Equipment Kiss Me Deadly, ed. Trisha Telup 6/28/16
  12. Silencer for a gun
  13. Explosive Courage and Defiance, Deborah Hopkinson 3/31/16 
  14. Lock Picks: A Case of Possession, KJ Charles 6/23/16
  15. Safe: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham 6/2/16
  16. Photocopier: Most Dangerous, Steve Sheinken
  17. Stamps All-of-a-Kind Family Uptown, Sidney Taylor 6/26/16
  18. Notebook/pad: Demigods and Magicians, Rick Riordan 7/6/16
  1. European Sports Car: Lights Out! Donald Bain 8/24/16
  2. American Muscle Car: Project Elfhome, Wen Spencer 9/18/16
  3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft : William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Ian Doescher 5/7/16
  4. Steam-Powered Vehicle: Bronze Gods, A.A. Aguirre 7/11/16
  5. Ice Skate/sLast Summer, Holly Chamberlin 10/4/16
  6. Russia Symphony for the City of the Dead, M.T. Anderson 4/12/16
  7. China: Starry River of the Sky, Grace Lin 6/29/16
  8. India: Awakening to the Sacred, Lama Surya Das 6/14/16
  9. Brazil
  10. Another planet The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemison, 4/23/16
  11. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth: Midnight Blue, Pauline Fisk 7/2/16
  12. Desert: Castle in the Air, Diana Wynne Jones 6/30/16
  13. Tropical Island: Castaway Planet, Ryk E. Spoor  6/5/16
  14. Place of Archeological Interest: The Man in the Brown Suit, Agathat Christie 8/18/16
  15. War Zone The Secret Soldier, Ann McGovern 4/14/16
  16. Cart/Wagon An Inheritance of Ashes, Leah Bobet 4/17/16
  17. Camel/Donkey: Sweep in Peace, Ilona Andrews 8/19/16
Romantic Encounters
  1. Alien/Alien or Alien/Human: Saga Vol 1, Brian Vaughan 8/5/16
  2. With a Geek: Ready Player One, Ernest Cline 5/18/16
  3. Menage or Poly: Bride's Story 8, Kaoru Mori 11/7/16
  4. Love Triangle Airtight, David Rosenfelt 4/2/16
  5. Arranged Marriage: Hamster Princess: Of Mice and Magic, Ursula Vernon 5/26/16
  6. Blind Date/Dating Service
  7. One Night Stand: The Last Wish, Andpzej Sapkowski 8/20/16
  8. Highschool Sweethearts/Young Love: Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy, Susan Vaught 7/12/16
  9. Apocalyptic/Dystopian Romance: Jinian Star-Eye, Sheri Tepper 11/5/16
  10. Enemies to Lovers: Star Nomad, Lindsay Buroker 7/29/16

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