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Date Posted: 9/17/2012 10:18 PM ET
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BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.

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COMPLETED CHALLENGE ON 11/30/13!!!!

BAD LUCK

1.    Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  Tomb of the Golden Bird by ELizabeth Peters  Finished 11/30/2013

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  .  Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters   Finished 7/25/2013

3.   Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.  He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters  Finished 7/12/13

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.   Heartstone by CJ Sansom  Finished 3/29/13

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.  The Falcon at the Portal By Elizabeth Peters  Finished 7/6/13

6.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.  The Ape Who Guards the Balance by Elizabeth Peters  Finished 7/4/2013

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.  The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters   Finished 4/29/13

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.  

GOOD LUCK

1.   Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.  The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters  Finished 10/29/2013

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.  

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5.  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.  The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters  Finished 8/3/13

 6.  .  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.  Children of the Storm by ELizabeth Peters  Finished 8/16/2013

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.  Seeing  a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters   Finished 7/2/2013

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.  The Hippopatamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters   Finished  6/23/13

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.  

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.   The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig (Napoleanic Wars)  Finished 9/25/2013

 


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Linda's HF Mystery Challenge:

 

There are Bad Luck categories, and Good Luck categories. Read six books and your name will go into a drawing for one credit. You may choose all Bad Luck, all Good Luck, or a combination of both.   Over-achievers may read any 12, plus a bonus 13th book to be put into a drawing for 2 credits. 

 

BAD LUCK

1.  Black Cats.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B. A Bucket of Ashes by P.B. Ryan - finished 1/21/13

2.  Ladders!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3.  Umbrellas.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4.  Mirrors.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration. The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber (1st person narration) - finished 1/10/13

5.  Travels on Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F. Murder on Black Friday by P.B. Ryan - finished 1/13/13

6.  Number 13.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series. Test of Wills, by Charles Todd (first in a series of sixteen) - finished 11/17/13

7.  Dog howling!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.  Death at the Fair, Frances McNamara - finished 5/15/13

8.  Owls in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

 

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C. Hangman Blind, by Cassandra Clarke - finished 10/5/13

2.  Four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V. Murder on Sisters' Row by Victoria Thompson - finished 1/11/13

3.  Rainbows.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color. Black Country, by Alex Grecian - finished 10/24/13

4.  Salt over your left shoulder. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S. Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal - finished 3/1/13

5.  Luck be a Lady!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye - finished 2/2/13

 6. Throw rice.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R. Murder in the North End by P.B. Ryan - finished 1/19/13

7.  White cats.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W. What Darkness Brings by C. S. Harris - finished 4/9/13

8.  Horseshoes!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear - read 5/16/13

 

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  Book during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*Mount TBR.  Book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*One of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.

 



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 Kelly's HF Mystery Challenge: 

 

There are Bad Luck categories, and Good Luck categories. Read six books and your name will go into a drawing for one credit. You may choose all Bad Luck, all Good Luck, or a combination of both.   Over-achievers may read any 12, plus a bonus 13th book to be put into a drawing for 2 credits. 

 

BAD LUCK

1.  Black Cats.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  A Bucket of Ashes, P.B. Ryan, 29 Mar, 4.5/5. The 6th & last Nell Sweeney book. In this one, Nell (& Will, of course) solve the mysterious death of Nell's remaining brother. Wonderful series. 

2.  Ladders!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L. 

3.  Umbrellas.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I. Instruments of Darkness, Imogen Robertson OR Anatomy of Murder, Imogen Robertson

4.  Mirrors.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.  Dark Fire, C.J. Sansom, 28 May, 4.5/5. The 2nd Matthew Shardlake mystery. Cromwell is fighting for his political (& literal) life, there is a great plot mounted against him involving the ancient weapon called Greek or Dark Fire and Matthew Shardlake & (new character) Jack Barak must figure it out!

5.  Travels on Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F. Murder on Black Friday, P.B. Ryan, 22 Jan, 4.5/5. 4th in the series featuring Nell Sweeney & Dr. Will Hewitt. Love this series! This story - like the others - has a nicely developed plot that advances well throughout. In this one, there are two deaths, seemingly related - but how?

6.  Number 13.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series. Cadfael book

7.  Dog howling!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D. Island of  Bones, Imogen Robertson

8.  Owls in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

 

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C. Caveat Emptor, Ruth Downie, 19 Feb, 4/5. Ruso & Tilly travel to Verulamium to try to find missing tax money and the dead tax collector' brother. By the time the book ends, we have four murders, a case of counterfeit money, villains that look like they are going to get away with their crimes and an orphaned baby. 

2.  Four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V. Mr. Churchill's Secretary, Susan Elia MacNeal, 13 Jul, 4/5. Delightful mystery; introduces Maggie Hope, a young English mathematician, raised and educated in America, but now living in London. Will continue the series.

3.  Rainbows.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color. Green Darkness, Anya Seton

4.  Salt over your left shoulder. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5.  Luck be a Lady!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.  A Conspiracy of Paper, David Liss, 18 Jan, 4/5. First Benjamin Weaver book; Well-written, well-researched. Set in early 1700's London. Murders abound, including Benjamin's father; all set against the backdrop of the burgeoning stock market.  

6. Throw rice.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R. Instruments of Darkness, Imogene Robertson, 20 Jul, 4.5/5. First Crowther & Westerman book & it's a great one! A string of murders, children targeted for murder, poisons, hangings, stabbings, and two slightly different time periods (1780 & 1775). Who will end up master of Thornleigh Hall? Great fun!

7.  White cats.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W. The Demon's Parchment? Jeri Westerson OR Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear

8.  Horseshoes!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

 

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  Book during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874Murder in the North End, P.B. Ryan, 12 Feb, 4.5/5. 5th in the series featuring Nell Sweeney & Dr. Will Hewitt. And in this one, the family is all at the summer house so we get Nell & Will all to yourselves! In this story, Nell & Will are on the hunt for the real killer of an Irish thug, thus proving that Nell's friend Detective Colin Cook has been falsely accused. Love this series!

*Mount TBR.  Book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest. The 6th Lamentation, William Brodrick OR Green Darkness, Anya Seton OR The Observations, Jane Harris

*One of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country. Every Secret Thing, Susanna Kearsley, 3 Feb, 3.5/5. This book takes place in two time periods - the present and during WW II in Lisbon, Portugal. There are murders happening in the present while our protagonist tries to solve a old murder that happened in Lisbon. 



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There are bad luck categories and good luck categories.  Read 6 books all bad or all good or a combination of both and your name will go into a drawing for 1 credit.  Read any 12 books plus 1 bonus book and your name will go into a drawing for 2 credits.

Completed Good and Bad Luck Categories 10/9/13

BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy  by Carol K. Carr  completed 2/16/13

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.   Still Life with Murder by P.B. Ryan  completed 2/2/13

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.   Trail of Ink by Melvin R. Starr  completed 1/9/13

 4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.  The Tintern Treasure  by Kate Sedley  (first person narration)  completed 4/29/13

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.   Semper Fidelis by Ruth Downie   completed 1/20/13
 6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.  The Midsummer Crown by Kate Sedley (#20 in the series)  completed 1/22/13

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.  The Snake Stone  by Jason Goodwin (dogs and death)  completed 2/23/13

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.  Murder on Black Friday by P.B. Ryan  completed 4/21/13


 GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.  Dissolution  by C.J. Sansom  (religious people)  completed 3/5/13

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.  Island of Bones  by Imogen Robertson  completed 10/9/13

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.  The Black Tower  by Louis Bayard  completed 5/28/13

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.  The Bellini Card  by Jason Goodwin (food) completed 3/24/13

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.  Murder in a Mill Town  by P.B. Ryan (gambler) completed 4/8/13

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.  Bucket of Ashes  by P.B. Ryan  (bride, groom)  (completed 6/1/13)

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.  The Seven Wonders  by Steven Saylor  completed 5/22/13

 8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.  Death on Beacon Hill  by P.B. Ryan   completed 4/18/13

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.  An Evil Eye  by Jason Goodwin  completed 4/10/13

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.



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BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B. What Darkness Brings- C. S. Harris  4/23/13

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration. Heartstone - C.J. Sansom 8/20/13

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.  Hard Country - Michael McGarrity 2/28/13

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.  Devil's Brood - Sharon K. Penman 7/11/13

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O. ONLY TIME WILL TELL - JEFFREY ARCHER 1/13/13

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C. When Christ and His Saints Slept  Sharon K. Penman  2/04/13

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.  Something Red - Douglas Nicholas 12/18/13

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.  The Black Country Alex Grecian 11/08/13

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.  Sacred Hunger - Barry Unsworth 8/23/13

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. 1356 - Bernard Cornwell 8/27813

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R. The Chalice Nancy Bilyeau 4/30/13

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W. Why Mermaids Sing - C. S. Harris 1/23/13

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H HHhH: A Novel - Laurent Binet  2/18/13

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.  When Serpents Sleep  C.S. Harris  2/09/13

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest. Time and Chance Sharon K Penman 5/09/13

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country. Sins of the Father - Jeffrey Archer 1/16/13



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BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B. The Dark Monk by Oliver Potzsch - finished on 1/3/13

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L. Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson - finished on 1/14/13

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I. In the Blood: a genealogical crime mystery by Steve Robinson finished on 1/20/13 (River involved)

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration. The Queen of Bedlam by Robert McCammon - finished on 3/14/13

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F. The Frightened Man by Kenneth Cameron - finished 1/6/13

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series. The Second Woman by Kenneth Cameron finished 3/23/13

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D. The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields - finished 3/23/13 - loved it!

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O. Mr. Slaughter by Robert McCammon - finished on 3/28/13

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.  Cold Cruel Winter by Chris Nickson - finished on 3/17/13

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V. The Sting of Justice by Cora Harrison finished on 12/10/13 - loved it!

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color. The Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson - finished on 1/7/13

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S. Summon Up the Blood by R.N. Morris finished 1/12/2013

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini - finished on 1/17/2013

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R. Ratcatcher by James McGee - finished on 4/7/13

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W. What Darkness Brings by C.S.Harris - finished on 4/25/13

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H. The Keeper of Hands by J. Sydney Jones finished 8/23/13

 

Bonus Books

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.Lady of Ashes by Christine Trent - finished on 6/24/13

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest. Terra Incognita by Ruth Downie

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen. The Good Knight by Sarah Woodbury

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country. To the Grave, A Genealogical Crime Mystery (book 2) by Steve Robinson - WWll/England finished 2/3/13

 



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There are Bad Luck categories, and Good Luck categories. Read six books and your name will go into a drawing for one credit. You may choose all Bad Luck, all Good Luck, or a combination of both. Over-achievers may read any 12, plus a bonus 13th book to be put into a drawing for 2 credits.  

BAD LUCK

1. Black Cats. the Letter B                                                    The Blood Dimmed Tide              Rennie Airth       07/2013

2. Ladders!  the Letter L.                                                     The Blood Libel                          Allan Levine             06/2013        

3. Umbrellas.  the Letter I                                                      Stalking Ivory                          Suzanne Arruda            08/2013

4. Mirrors.   Queen                                                               To Shield the Queen                  Fiona Buckley              02/2013

5. Travels on Friday! the Letter F                                         Murder on Black Friday             P. B. Ryan                    05/2013

6. Number 13.   17 books in series                                        The Bishop's Tale                     Margaret Frazer             02/2013

7. Dog howling!  the word death                                            Death of a Mill Girl                   Clyde Linsley                03/2013

8. Owls in broad daylight!  the Letter O                                Shadows of Glory                       Owen Parry                 11/2013

 GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers.   Medicine                                           Medicus                                    Ruth Downie                  04/2013

2. Four-leaf clover. Ireland                                                Shroud for the Archbishop         Peter Tremayne          09/2013

3. Rainbows. white                                                              Secret of the White Rose          Stefanie Pintoff             05/2013

4. Salt over your left shoulder. Cooking, food,               The Spice Box                          Lou Jane Temple           08/2013   

5. Luck be a Lady! the Letter G.                                   A Better Quality of Murder        Ann Granger                     04/2013

6. Throw rice.  the Letter R.                                         Murder on Black Friday              P. B. Ryan                       04/2013

7. White cats. star                                                      North Star Conspiracy               Miriam Grace Monfredo     06/2013

8. Horseshoes!  the letter H                                         Where Shadows Dance               C. S. Harris                      07/2013

 BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.      Civil War setting   Angel Trumpet                       Ann McMillan                07/2013

*Mount TBR. Book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.     Sovereign                              C. J. Sansom                  07/2013

*One of these words in the title: Good                                   Goodnight Mr. Holmes             Carole Nelson Douglas     02/2013

*War is definitely unlucky! World War I                                  An Unmarked Grave                  Charles Todd                 07/2013



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BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path. Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B. Speaking From Among the Bones - completed February 3

2. Don’t walk under a ladder! Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L. The Secret Keeper - completed September 24

3. Never open an umbrella indoors. Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck. Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration. Must the Maiden Die - completed December 9

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday! Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F. Star of the Sea - completed 3/21

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick. Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near! Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D. Pompeii - completed 5/3

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight! Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O. The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch - completed 5/13

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck. Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover. Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V. Irish Gold - completed 2/2

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color. Blackwater Spirits - completed 11/18

. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.  The Stalking Horse - completed 11/30

5. Luck be a Lady tonight! Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. Seneca Falls Inheritance - completed 11/01

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck. Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck. White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter WThrough a Gold Eagle - completed 11/26

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign! Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H. North Star Conspiracy completed 11/11

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country. Trapeze - completed 2/6



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6 books - put in for drawing

12 books + 1 Bonus - put in drawing

BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path. Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

2. Don’t walk under a ladder! Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.   Murder on the Eiffel Tower

3. Never open an umbrella indoors. Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck. Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.   The Queene's Christmas by Karen Harper

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday! Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.     Alan Furst

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick. Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near! Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.   Let the Dead Lie by Malla Nunn

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight! Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck. Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.   What Remains of Heaven

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover. Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.  A Trace of Smoke (character: Hannah Vogel)

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.  Secret of the White Rose by Stefanie Pintoff

4. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.   Shadow Pass by Sam Eastland

5. Luck be a Lady tonight! Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck. Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck. White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign! Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.     The Agency by YS Lee

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country. 



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BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path. Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

2. Don’t walk under a ladder! Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3. Never open an umbrella indoors. Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck. Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday! Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick. Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near! Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight! Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck. Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover. Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5. Luck be a Lady tonight! Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck. Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck. White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign! Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country.


 
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BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path. Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

2. Don’t walk under a ladder! Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3. Never open an umbrella indoors. Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck. Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday! Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick. Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near! Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight! Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck. Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover. Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5. Luck be a Lady tonight! Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck. Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck. White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign! Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country. 

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Hard to think this far ahead but I'll sign up anyway.  Will try to work on my shelf of books as much as possible!

There are Bad Luck categories, and Good Luck categories. Read six books and your name will go into a drawing for one credit. You may choose all Bad Luck, all Good Luck, or a combination of both.   Over-achievers may read any 12, plus a bonus 13th book to be put into a drawing for 2 credits. 

BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  Island of Bones by Imogen Robertson, 3.5 stars, 7/16/2013

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.  Murder on the Leviathan by Boris Akunin, 3 stars, 1/21/2013.  In my opinion, it's not as good as The Winter Queen.

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.  Anatomy of Murder by Imogen Robertson, 4 stars,

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration:  Mozart's Last Aria  by Matt Rees, 3.5 stars, 6/16/2013.

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.   Semper Fidelis by Ruth Downie, 2/4/2013, 4 stars.

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.  Death Times Three by Rex Stout, 12/8/2013, 3 stars.

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.  Drowsy Mosquito by Earl Stanley Gardner, 4 stars, 4/2/2013, love these vintage mysteries as I always have trouble determining the murderer because the plots are so well done.

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.  Murder on Good Friday by Sara Conway, 11/13/2013, 4 stars.

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.  The Cypress House by Michael Koryta, 4 stars, awesome mystery read.

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.  Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters, 4 stars 6/28/2013.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.  The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 3/24/2013, 5 stars, OUTSTANDING!

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.  Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson, 4 stars, 3/4/2013

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.  In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff, 4 stars, GREAT MYSTERY READ!

6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.  Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson, 11/11/2013, 4 stars, children play key roles in the lives of the characters.

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.  Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear, 5/3/2013, 4 stars.

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.  Death on Beacon Hill by P.B. Ryan, 4 stars, 6/22/2013.

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.  An Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin, 11/1/2013, 4 stars.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest:  The Turkish Gambit by Boris Akunin, 4 stars, 4/13/2013 

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.  Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Irene Adler, Bk 1), 7/29/2013, 4 stars

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.  Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal, 11/13/2013, 3.5 stars



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Gotta try it!

BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.

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2013 HF Mystery Challenge

There are Bad Luck categories, and Good Luck categories. Read six books and your name will go into a drawing forone credit. You may choose all Bad Luck, all Good Luck, or a combination of both.   Over-achievers may read any 12, plus a bonus 13th book to be put into a drawing for2 credits. 

 

 BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  Boris Akunin. The Death of Achilles. Completed 8/29/13

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.John LeCarre. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I. Iain Pears. The Raphael Affair.

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F. Alan Furst. The World at Night Completed 5/17/13

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D. C.J. Sansom. Dark Fire

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O. Sofi Oksanen. Purge completed 9/2/13

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.Ellis Peters. Brother Cadfael’s Repentance

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.Benjamin Black. Vengeance.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.Mark Mills. The Savage Garden

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. Ian Fleming. Casino Royale

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R. Choo, The Ghost Bride, 11/13/13

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.



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BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  Angel in Black
by Max Allan Collins

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.  The Ladder Dancer
by Roz Southey

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I. 
The Killing at Ball's Bluff  by Harrison Raines

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.
The Empty Mirror by J. Sydney Jones

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.  The Trip to Jerusalem
 by Edward Marston

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series. Lord of the Silent  by Elizabeth Peters (13th book in the series)

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D. The Highwayman and Mr. Dickens  by William J. Palmer

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O. Edenville Owls
by Robert B. Parker

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C. A Comedy of Murders by George Herman - February 24, 2013

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V. Silver Swan by Benjamin Black (set in Ireland)

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color. Indigo Christmas
by Jeanne M. Dams

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.  Spade and Archer by Joe Gores

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. The Game
by Laurie King

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R. Unnatural Fire by Fidelis Morgan (main character is the former mistress of Charles II)

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.    Wings of Fire by Charles Todd - February 5, 2013

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.  Hammett by Joe Gores

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.The Resurrectionist by Mark Graham November 16, 2013

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest. Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.  The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters



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This looks fun so I will try it !

BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

Veil of Lies by Jeri Westerson

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

Absolution of Murder by Peter Tremayne

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

Death At Dawn by Caro Peacock

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

Secret of the White Rose by Stefanie Pintoff

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

In The Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

Anatomy of Murder by Imogen Robertson

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

The Yard by Alex Grecian- Character- Dectective Inspector Walter Day

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L O'brien

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.

A Duty to The Dead by Charles Todd



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BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path. Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.   India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy done 2/22  

2. Don’t walk under a ladder! Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.   Maids of Misfortune by M. Louisa Locke  - L is author last name

3. Never open an umbrella indoors. Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck. Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration. Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bown done 8/22

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday! Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.   Gods of Gotham by Lyndsey Faye done 8/25

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick. Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near! Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.  Miss Dimple Disapperas by Mignon F Ballard done 9/14

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight! Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck. Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C. A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff done 1/17 letter C for Curtain in title

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover. Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V. The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau set in UK, and island done 12/16

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color. Silver Lies by  Ann Parker done 11/14

4. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.   The Tainted Coin by Mel Starr  Author's last name S done 1/23  

5. Luck be a Lady tonight! Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. A Murder at Rosamond's Gate by Susanna Calkins done 6/7 main character is Lady's maid

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck. Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.  Matyr by Rory Clement done 3/31   

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck. White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.  Vienna Waltz by Teresa Grant done 12/24

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign! Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.  The Agency- The body in the Tower Y.S. Lee set 1859 done 5/19

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.   

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country.  His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal WWII



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BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  The Hangman's Daughter, Oliver Potzsch  Completed 6/9/2013  B

2. Don’t walk under a ladder!  The Devil's Company David Liss  Completed 12/29/2013  B

3. Never open an umbrella indoors.  A Good Death, Elizabeth Ironside   Completed 8/11/2013  D 

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  The Tidal Poole, Karen Harper (Queen Elizabeth I)  Completed 2/22/2013  B

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  The Prioress' Tale, Margaret Frazer  Completed 11/13/2013  B

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Death of an Effendi, Michael Pearce (> 13 books)  Completed 3/9/2013  B+

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near!  The Last Dickens, Matthew Pearl   Completed 8/8/2013  B-

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  The Lincoln Conspiracy, Timothy O'Brien  Completed 2/17/2013  C+

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck.  The Straw Men, P. C. Doherty (Brother Athelstan)  Completed 4/1/2013  B+

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.   

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. 

4. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case.  Revelation, C. J. Sansom  Completed 2/24/2013  B+

5. Luck be a Lady tonight!  The Thief Taker, Janet Gleeson  Completed 11/7/2013  B-

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  A Killing Season, Priscilla Royal  Completed 2/21/203  B 

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  The Wolves of Savernake, Edward Marston  Completed 5/10/2013  B

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  The Hindenburg Murders, Max Allan Collins  Completed 2/16/2013  A-

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.  The Snake Stone, Jason Goodwin (1830s)  Completed 7/15/2013  A-

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest. 

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen. 

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country.  A Killing at Ball's Bluff, Michael Kilian (Civil War)  Completed 5/4/2013  B



 



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Done-Read 11 of the bad/good luck categories and 3 bonus books

There are bad luck categories and good luck categories. Read 6 books all bad or all good or a combination of both and your name will go into a drawing for 1 credit. Read any 12 books plus 1 bonus book and your name will go into a drawing for 2 credits.

 Red is Read 

BAD LUCK

1. Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path. Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.  India Black by Carol K Carr

2. Don’t walk under a ladder! Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.  The Agency: The Body at the Tower by Y S Lee (takes place at a building site)

3. Never open an umbrella indoors. Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.  Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas (umbella on cover)

4. Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck. Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.  The Unquiet Bones by Mel Starr (1st person narration)

5. You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday! Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.  A Haunt of Murder: The Clerk of Oxford's Tale of Mystery and Murder As He Goes On Pilgrimage From London to Canterbury by Paul Doherty

6. You know 13 is the worst number you could pick. Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.   Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn (1st in series of 20)

7. If a dog howls at night, death is near! Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.   Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood

8. Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight! Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1. Cross your fingers for good luck. Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.   City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley

2. Look high and low for a four-leaf clover. Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.   The Winter Garden Mystery by Carola Dunn

3. If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better. Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4. Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.   Someone to Watch Over Me by Jill Churchill

5. Luck be a Lady tonight! Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.

6. Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck. Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.   The Rough Collier by Pat McIntosh

7. If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck. White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8. Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign! Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President. I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.   A Conspiracy of Ravens by Gilbert Morris

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long. Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.   The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title: Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky! Read a book set during any war, in any country.   Mr Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia Macneal



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BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

A Better Quality of Murder  by Ann Granger 1-1-13

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.
Heresy by S.J. Parris  5-7-13

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.
An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James 3-17-13

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration.

Dark Fire by CJ Samson. 1-8-13

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

Sovereign by C.J. Sansom 1-17-13

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.  Tomb of the Golden Bird 6-10-13

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

Devil's Company by David Liss 1-2-13

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

When Maidens Mourn by C.S. Harris 6-11-2013

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C.

Dissolution by CJ Sansom 1-4-12

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy 1-26-13

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G.
The Vizards Mask by Diana Norman 4-23-13

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R
RIver of Darkness by Rennie Airth 2-23-13

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W. Where Shadows Dance by C.S. Harris  6-8-2013

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H.
Heartstone by C.J. Sansom 2-09-13

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874. Path of the Wicked, by Caro Peacock 5-2013

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.



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BAD LUCK

1.  Watch out for any black cats that may run across your path.  Black, cat, witch, dark, moon, the Letter B.

2.  Don’t walk under a ladder!  Under, ladder, building, construction, moving to a new place, the Letter L.

3.  Never open an umbrella indoors.  Umbrella, rain, storms, water, the Letter I.

4.  Did you break that mirror? Seven years of bad luck.  Break, mirror, queen, twins, beauty, 1st person narration. The Canterbury Papers by Judith Koll Healey

5.  You shouldn’t have started that trip on a Friday!  Any day of the week, travel, journeys, the Letter F.

6.  You know 13 is the worst number you could pick.  Any number, the 13th book of a series, or a book that has at least 13 others in the series.

7.  If a dog howls at night, death is near!  Dogs, night, death, dying, execution, grave or graveyard, the Letter D.

8.  Please don’t tell me that was an owl in broad daylight!  Owls, forests, trees, sun, day, the Letter O.

GOOD LUCK

1.  Cross your fingers for good luck.  Cross, religion, religious people, fingers or other body parts, medicine, the Letter C. The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau

2.  Look high and low for a four-leaf clover.  Ireland, any island, plants, gardens, the Letter V.

3.  If you see a rainbow in the sky, things can only get better.  Any color of the rainbow, black, white, color.

4.  Toss a little salt over your left shoulder, just in case. Cooking, food, party, baking, cooks, housekeepers, butlers, the letter S.

5.  Luck be a Lady tonight!  Luck, lady, gentleman, gambler, cheater, rogue, prostitute, the Letter G. A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins

 6.  Throw rice at the happy couple for good luck.  Bride, groom, wedding, marriage, children, mistress, the Letter R.

7.  If you dream about a white cat, you’ll have good luck.  White, cat, moon, dream, stars, the Letter W.

8.  Finding a lost horseshoe is always a good sign!  Horses, racing, any sport, competition, the letter H. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

BONUS BOOK

*Millard Fillmore was our 13th President.  I don’t know if he had good luck or bad, but read a book that is set during President Fillmore’s lifetime: 1800-1874.

*13 years is a long time, but some of us have books that have easily been on Mount TBR that long.  Read a book that’s been on your TBR pile the longest.

*Read a book that has one of these words in the title:  Good, Bad, Luck, Thirteen.

*War is definitely unlucky!  Read a book set during any war, in any country.



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