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Subject: 2009 Chic Lit Challenge
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 12:16 AM ET
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Ok here we go, the offical Challenge. Just copy down, and post your list :o) We will keep this thread open and discuss things.

1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

3)Read a New to you Author.

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

 



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Subject: Challengers
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 12:16 AM ET
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Our list of challengers:

 

JeffersonsAmbrosia (Katie B.)

leann-28 (Leann G.)

virginiam (Virginia M.)

Cleo798 (Kristin C.)

purplg8r (Andrea M.)

Mrs-E (Brandi E.)

aerikaj (Aerika J.)



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1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

Jemima J by Jane Green on TBR since 2/11/2008


2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

Conversations with a Fat Girl by Liza Palmer

3)Read a New to you Author.

A Dangerous Dress by Julia Holden 3/16/2009

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

I decided to use my example,since its on my TBR The Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Skyes 3/7/2009

5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella Completed 1/26/2009

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham



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Date Posted: 1/21/2009 7:16 AM ET
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is anyone making a blog about this?

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 7:26 AM ET
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I have it on my blog without the other challenges i am doig this year. But with the other PBS challenges they stay on the pbs area theystarted in mostly.. So i had hoped to do that here.

heh but it did make it onto my blog..

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 11:53 AM ET
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1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

- Remember Me? by Sophia Kinsella ::  Completed 03/10/09

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

- Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick

3)Read a New to you Author.

- A Little Ray of Sunshine by Lani Diane Rich  ::  Completed 01/30/09

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

- The Dominant Blonde by Alisa Kwiney


5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

- Pink Carnation series by Lauren Willig

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

- Milkrun by Sarah Mlynowski

 



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Date Posted: 1/21/2009 8:14 PM ET
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1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

- The Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn

COMPLETED  3/8/09

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

- Shoe Addicts Anonymous by Beth Harbison

Completed 8/29/09

3)Read a New to you Author.

- Fashionably Late by Beth Kendrick

COMPLETED 2/21/09

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

- The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel

COMPLETED 5/31/09


5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

- Sex, Murder, and Double Latte by Kyra Davis - not sure if this counts as a series, just a group of three books with the same character

COMPLETED 3/18/09

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

- Coffee and Kung Fu  by Karen Brichoux

COMPLETED 1/26/09



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Date Posted: 1/21/2009 9:01 PM ET
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1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

Apocalipstick by Sue Margolis

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it. 

Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Beth Harbison

3)Read a New to you Author.

Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel

5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis

 

 

 

 



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Date Posted: 1/21/2009 9:26 PM ET
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How many book does it take to make a series?

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 9:28 PM ET
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ok..I made a blog for this but am looking for a cute "Chick lit" picture/image to put for it.  Does anyone know where I can get one?

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 9:51 PM ET
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well..anything more than one would be a series :) IMO

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 10:32 PM ET
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Andrea,

How do I get to your blog?

Kristin

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 7:27 AM ET
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Sounds good to me about the series!  My blog is here:

 

So Many Books, So Little Time

Date Posted: 1/22/2009 9:15 PM ET
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whew ok. sorry i got behind. All upated :)

Date Posted: 1/23/2009 4:03 PM ET
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Woo! I'm in!

1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

One of the originals....Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann DONE 5-26-2009

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

The Sex Was Great But.....by Tyne O'Connell

3)Read a New to you Author.

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin DONE 2-3-09

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel

5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

Spa Girls Series by Kristin Billerbeck

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

The Perfect Manhattan by Leanne Shear and Tracey Toomey



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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:16 PM ET
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I want to get in on this one too. I'll have to go through my books and get my list together.

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 8:26 AM ET
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I am so happy to see people joining our challenge :o) YAY! I wil do an update this evening.

 

And on an updatelevel for me. I finnished the first book in my challenge today. I finnished Confessions of a Shopaholic! What a great book!I have had it for a while, and wanted to read it in time for the movie coming out. So I got off my hiney and read it. I was gigglig the whole time. I did my short quik review in my blog :)

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 9:44 PM ET
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1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner   **DONE** 2/8/09

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

Babyville by Jane Green   **DONE** 3/1/09

 3)Read a New to you Author.

Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf       **DONE** 2/4/09

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Skyes

 5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

Ashley Stockingdale Series by Kristin Billerbeck

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

 Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham 

 



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Date Posted: 1/28/2009 2:44 AM ET
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updated to here :)

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 8:59 PM ET
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What a fun challenge!  I'm in!  I will have to get started!

Subject: Help Ladies...to change choice for "Wish You Were Here" rom/chic lit?
Date Posted: 2/3/2009 4:43 PM ET
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After looking at my choices, I'm thinking I may have to change my choice for 'book that hasn't been made into a movie yet". PBS'ers have tagged "Wish You Were Here" by Lani Rich more as a romance. I've had other books by here that looked more like chic lit, but I'm on the fence about this one. What do you guys think? I have LOTS  more to choose from for this category.

 

~~aerika~~

Date Posted: 2/3/2009 6:32 PM ET
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My one vote leans toward romance, Aerika.

I got the first book marked off my challenge! I just read Baby Proof by Emily Giffin. I really enjoyed it. I could relate to the character not wanting children. I spent many years before I got married saying I didn't want them and some people acted like I was avoiding my one reason for being put on the earth! lol Of course, I have softened a bit on the subject since marriage. Pretty good book.

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 11:18 AM ET
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Oh this sounds fun!! Can you add me too please?  I'll go through and make my picks then post when I see my name on the list. : )



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I'm new to this challenge idea, but it sounds like fun. Can I play, too? Here's my list (thanks to some of you for suggestions I hadn't heard of yet!):

1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews (finished 3-20-09)

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella (finished 2-8-09)

3)Read a New to you Author.

Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth Young (finished 1-25-09)

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

Beyond the Blonde by Kathleen Flynn-Hui
(finished 11-24-09)

5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot (finished 6-30-09)

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham (ordered this one, but it got lost in the mail. Will need to re-order it!)

 

 



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Date Posted: 2/5/2009 11:21 AM ET
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Ok, I'm just going to push my way in here and join. I hope that is ok because if I don't post this list soon I'll forget what I wanted to pick. lol 

1) Pick a Chic Lit book that's been on your MT. TBR for a year or more. OR the book that's been on there the longest.

Let’s Meet on Platform 8 – Carole Matthews  (Finished 3/09) Loved this one but I love all of her books.

2)Pick A book that Hasn't had a movie made from it.

 Fat Chance – Deborah Blumenthal (Finished 06/09) Not as good as I would have hoped but it was ok. I give it 3 stars.

3)Read a New to you Author. –

 Starting from Square Two – Caren Lissner (Finished 7/09)

4)Read a Book with a hair color in the title example: Bergdorf Blondes

Little White Lies – Gemma Townley

5)Start a Series! (you don't need to finish it)

 Slightly Single – Wendy Markham  (Finished 1/09)

6)Read a book with some kind of beverage in the title (i.e.:Cocktails for Three, Milk Run)

Milkrun – Sarah Mlynowski     (Finished 11/09)



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