Saturday, November 30, 2013

Netflix Christmas Envelope

The first one of the year.

Coca-Cola Christmas Displays

Saw these displays of empty Coca-Cola 12-pack containers at the local Safeway.   The second one, in case you can't tell, is the Coca-Cola Bear.   Love seeing these holiday displays.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Quiz: What Thanksgiving leftovers Are You?

You Are Pie for Breakfast
You are a bit of an odd bird, but that's okay. You're very content with who you are.
You don't try to please anyone else - only yourself. And of course, that includes eating pie for breakfast.

You do enjoy the holidays, but only in small doses. You still need your alone time to maintain your sanity.
The more reflection you're able to do this season, the better you feel. You'd like to enjoy your pie in silence, thank you very much!
Blogthings: 100's of Fun, Free Quizzes and 3 Stupid Ones

Found this to be ironic, since I never eat pie.  I'm a cake person.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

League Assignment: Talking Turkey

This week’s assignment from the League: Let’s talk turkey

I don’t know if anyone is around this week since it’s Thanksgiving and all, but if you are, let’s have a little fun with this week’s assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers
What a turkey! 
OK, here's what came to my mind.  Thanksgiving episodes of TV shows.   It's too bad I didn't think of this sooner because Now there is no time to rent the disc from Netflix in time for tomorrow.  I'm talking about the famous Thanksgiving episode of "The Bob Newhart Show," in which Bob wins a turkey in a raffle but forgets to let it thaw later on.  He stays home as Emily goes to visit her family in Seattle, and gets joined by Jerry, Mr. Carlin and Howard.  They get drunk while watching football and Bob brings out the rock-hard turkey.  They guys decide they'll need to turn up the oven to 2000 degrees, but as Jerry discovers, the oven only goes up to 500.  Bob: "Then we'll use four ovens."  Eventually they decide to  order Chinese food, so much that the delivery guy needs a hand crate to deliver it.  It's been years since I've seen this episode and as I said earlier, I didn't think of ti till now and perhaps another year I'll rent the disc in time for Turkey Day.  I could not find the full episode online either, but while Googling for images, all I could find was the one on this website, with some info on the episode as well as four other Thanksgiving episodes of other TV shows.  FYI,  I've never seen the "Cheers" Thanksgiving episode in which we sort of see Norm's wife Vera for the first and only time.  Read the link above for more information.

And since I have three of the 10 seasons of "Friends" on DVD, I pulled them out to watch the Thanksgiving episodes.  The episodes in question are those from Season One: "The One Where Underdog Gets Away;"   the one from Season Four, "The One With Chandler in a Box";   and Season Seven, "The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs."    Last month, I rented Season Eight to see the one and only "Friends" Halloween episode, and as such Saw that season's Thanksgiving episode in late October, "The One With the Rumor."   "Friends" had a Thanksgiving episode every season except the second one.  

Other getting in on turkey talk for this week's assignment include so far:

Nerd Out With Me also looks at his favorite Thanksgiving shows
Goodwill Hunting for Geeks  looks at Thanksgiving books. 
D.I. Treasures has a very Mr. Bean Thanksgiving.
Diary of  a Dorkette has her own Turkey Day presentation.
Retro Robot Review  has a very MST3K Thanksgiving.  


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pre-Thanksgiving Post

OK, I started listing to Christmas music even though Thanksgiving isn't here yet.  As soon as my ghosts and other Halloween decoration went down the afternoon of November 1, I  vowed, as I've done every year not to put up my Christmas decoration until after Thanksgiving.  I left the suction cups I used to display my Halloween lights on the kitchen window to use again for my Christmas lights.  But as far as the music goes, I just couldn't resist doing that after hearing Christmas music over the loud speakers at various neighborhood stores. And today I was playing with the Christmas music kiosk at Target  that plays samples from Christmas music CDs.  

And every year, there are always complaints about Thanksgiving being forgotten.  That stores always go from Halloween to Christmas, with Christmas getting into stores before Halloween is even over.
 I have said this in past years, but Thanksgiving just doesn't seem like a decoration-centric holiday.  The same people  who hung fake ghosts on their porch and placed jack-o-lanterns on the lawn at Halloween and who will be decorating their house with many strands of colored Christmas lights don't seem as likely to put  some sort of pilgrim or turkey decorations on the lawns and porches.  yet year after year, everyone complains about a lack of decorations for Thanksgiving.  For Thanksgiving, decorations, if there are any, seem limited to the table during the dinner.  Today at Kmart I saw a small cube display of Thanksgiving decor, limited to  paper plates, napkins and cups (seen in the photo) table cloths,  and some sparkly pumpkins.  Look carefully and you can see that one side actually contains Christmas decorations!

It doesn't seem that stores like Kmart and Target make much money off Thanksgiving. Rather, it's the grocery stores that seem to be making money off the holiday, since people are more likely to be getting their turkeys and stuffing at Safeway than at Target.  

Even though I don't do a lot for Thanksgiving, I don't dislike the holiday. Some might argue that it's just not a holiday that has a lot of fun or action.  We aren't staying up drinking and counting down to the upcoming year. We're not hunting for pastel eggs hidden in patches of grass at a baseball park.  We're not watching fireworks. We're not dressing as clowns and witches and knocking on doors for candy, or (for the adults) competing for best costume at a neighborhood bar.  We're not dragging a large piece of foliage into the corner of our living room  to be decorated with tinsel and glass balls.  I must admit I paraphrased some of these lines from this article.  I have to agree with these points.  Though I don't hate Thanksgiving,  I'm just one of those people who doesn't really get into it.   I'm not sure yet what I'll be doing this year.  In the last few years, my family and I have been going to see the "Twilght" movies.  The franchise of course, ended last year, and this year, the newest movie in the "Hunger Games" series has been released the Friday before Turkey Day.  We plan on seeing it this week, but it probably won't be on Thanksgiving.  We're actually looking at doing it tomorrow, but don't know for sure yet.   Will lt you know when this happens.

Eclectic Reader Challenge 2014

I enjoyed this reading challenge this year and will sign up again for 2014.  The categories are different for next year, but some look like fun.  I'm already heavy on reading cozy mysteries, but many of the other categories are new to me.  I've already checked Goodreads for ideas in those categories and see some that would be fun to read.  Many of this year's categories got me more interested in reading some categories I'd never previously read; perhaps those for next year will do the same.

To sign go to Book'd Out.  Below are the details copied from the blog:


In it’s third year, the aim of The Eclectic Reader 2014 Challenge is to push you outside your comfort zone by reading up to 12 books during the year from 12 different categories.

Join in:

  • The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2014. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2014
  • Create a blog post committing to  your participation in this challenge.
*  If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing or a similar site Just include your name and a link to your shelf.
  • Post your name, blog name, and the direct link to your challenge post in the Linky using the link below

Click here to enter your link to sign up for the challenge

  • Select, read and review a book from each genre listed below during the year for a total of 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.
*  You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish.
*  Where a book is identified by more than one genre eg historical romance, it may only count for either the historical fiction or romantic fiction genres – not both.
*  You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 31st 2014 to be eligible for the prize drawing.


  1. Award Winning
  2. True Crime (Non Fiction)
  3. Romantic Comedy
  4. Alternate History Fiction
  5. Graphic Novel
  6. Cosy Mystery Fiction
  7. Gothic Fiction
  8. War/Military Fiction
  9. Anthology
  10. Medical Thriller Fiction
  11. Travel (Non Fiction)
  12. Published in 2014
If you need some ideas for what to read in the above categories I suggest you search Listopia at Goodreads for example click here for a list that includes Alternate History titles
  • Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement  and /or the challenge image badge to the post. If you tweet use the tag #eclecticreader or @bookdout
  • Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the Linky.

Here are my choices for the categories:

1.   Award Winning:  No Laughter Here--Rita Williams-Garcia
2.  True Crime (Non-Fiction):  A Stolen Life--Jaycee Dugard
3.  Romantic Comedy:  He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
4.  Alternate History Fiction:  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court--Mark Twain
6.  Cozy Mystery Fiction:  Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
7.  Gothic Fiction:  Awakened--P.C. Cast
8.  War/Military Fiction:  The Guernsey Literary Potato and Potato Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer     and Annie Barrows
10. Medical Thriller/Fiction: The Year of the Intern--Robin Cook
11.  Travel (Non-Fiction):  Wild--Cheryl Strayed
12. Published in 2014:  City of Heavenly Fire--Cassandra Clare

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2014 What An Animal Reading Challenge VII

Ok, here's another reading challenge.  I didn't do this one last year, but it looks like a fun one.  I have cozies books I need to read with cats as the theme, so this would be a good one.  And I'm sure I can find some other animal-themed books as well. Since I'm new to this challenge, I'll go with Level One for now, but may go up later.

This is another challenge hosted by Socrates' Book Reviews. To sign up, visit this link.  Below are the details copied from Socrates' blog:

Welcome to the 2014 What an Animal Reading Challenge VII.  The challenge will begin on January 1st. Read on for more details...

The rules are really simple...

1. Read at least 6 books that have any of the following requirements:

a. there is an animal in the title of the book

b. there is an animal on the cover of the book

c. an animal plays a major role in the book

d. a main character is (or turns into) an animal (define that however you'd like).

***** AMENDED:

Level 1 - Read up to 6 books

Level 2 - Read 7-12

Level 3 - Read 13 or more 

2. The animal can be any type of animal (real or fictitious)--dog, cat, monkey, wolf, snake, insect, hedgehog, aardvark...dragon, mermaid, centaur, vampire, get the idea...

3. Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. That’s a full year to read at least 6 books (you can read more if you’d like). 

4. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

5. You may make a list of books at the beginning of the challenge or you can just list them as you find them.

6. Book titles may be swapped out at anytime (assuming you made a list to begin with).

7. Crossovers with other challenges are permitted and encouraged.

8. You don't have to have a blog or write a review, but you can if you want to.
 If you don't have a blog, just post in the comment section that you'd like to join. You can post your books in there. Or you can sign up by joining my group on Goodreads for this challenge by clicking here.

9. Books can be in any format of your choice (print, audio, ebooks)

If you'd like to sign up, please use Mr. Linky below. Please link directly to your post about the challenge and not to your main blog page.

There will be one linky to sign up, one linky for completed reviews and one linky for completed challenge wrap up posts.

My books for this challenge:

  1. Water For Elephants--Sara Gruen
  2. The First Eagle--Tony Hillerman
  3. Love Bites: Poetry in Celebration of Dogs and Cats--Floyd Salas
  4. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  5. Because of Winn-Dixie--Kate DiCamillo
  6. How to Wash a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  7. How to Tail a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  8. Three Tales of My Father's Dragon--Ruth Stiles Gannett
  9. Flora and Ulysses--Kate DiCamillo
  10. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  11. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  12. The Mercy  Watson Collection,  Volume 1--Kate DiCamillo
  13. The Mercy Watson Collection, Volume 2--Kate DiCamillo

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Foodies Read 2014 Challenge

OK,  here another reading challenge I did this past year and would like to try again next year.   I picked Sous Chef level last year, but went over that, so I will go for the Chef de Cuisine level, though I may go over that one, too.  To sign up, visit this link.
Foodies Read 2014

Welcome to the 2014 edition of Foodies Read! 

If you are new to a food/reading challenge, you may be wondering – what is a “food book”? A food book is a book which is centered around food and/or drinks. That could be a cookbook, a food biography or memoir, a non-fiction book focused around a specific food, wine, chef or restaurant, or a fictional story in which food plays a major role.

Here’s how the challenge works:
1. Decide how many food books you want to read in 2014. 
Pick one of the reading levels below: 

Short-Order Cook: 1 to 3 books
Pastry Chef: 4 to 8 books
Sous-Chef: 9 to 13 books
Chef de Cuisine: 14 to 18
Cordon-Bleu Chef: More than 19

2. Grab the challenge button and write a post on your blog so we can spread the word. If you want, you can also add the button to your sidebar to help get the word out that the challenge is a go for 2014.

Want to join but don't have a blog? That's fine, just post a comment below in the comments section saying so, and then post your reviews in the comment section of the corresponding tab at the top of the blog under the header.

3. After you read each book for the challenge, come back here and tell us about it. Click on the correct category for your book on the menu bar, and post the link to your review. We’ll use the same categories as last year: Cookbooks, Memoirs/Biographies, Fiction, and Nonfiction. There's also a tab for you to link up your Challenge Wrap-Up post.

The challenge runs from January 1 through December 31, 2014.
You don’t need a pre-selected list of books.
It’s okay to cross over with other challenges.
Any book format is allowed (print, audio, ebook)

My books for this challenge:
  1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
  2. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  3. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  4. The Lemon Orchard--Luanne Rice
  5. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  6. Pomegranate Soup--Marsha Mehran
  7. Rosewater and Soda Bread--Marsha Mehran
  8. The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  9. Made From Scratch: A Memoir--Sandra Lee
  10. Cooked--Jeff Henderson
  11. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell
  12. Tangled Vines--Janet Dailey
  13. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  14. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  15. Gingerbread Cookie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  16. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  17. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  18. Illegally Iced--Jessica Beck
  19. The Chocolate Castle Clue--Joanna Carl

Thursday, November 7, 2013

OK, I Gave In

I have officially joined Google Plus.  As if I need anymore social networks. But so many Blogger blog authors have gone to Google Plus, and MySpace is pretty much dead to some people now.  I try to be on each site is little as possible per day--but still am addicted as is just about everyone is this world.  Since I lack an iPhone (I just  have a phone and fell like the only one who still has an older type of phone), I'm not updating Facebook or Twitter at the grocery store. I t don't know how often I'll be on Google Plus, but I just had to give in after pondering it numerous times.  If you wish to add me, please do so :-)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2014 Mount TBR Challenge

OK, here's another reading challenge (and I know I'll find more), but this is another that I did this year and definitely have to go for again.  I have plenty of books I need to read.  Many I planned to get to this year and but didn't and some I got this year that I want to read next year.   My level this year was 24 books from my TBR pile. I still have one more to read to reach that number (and I'm sure I'll get to that).  But now I have over 30 books to read (and that's just a rough estimate) so I'll aim for Mt. Vancouver but may go over if I can.

To sign up for this challenge, visit My Reader's Block.  Below are the details copied from the blog:

My bookaholic status remains unchanged. Despite the fact that I will have knocked 100 books off of my 2013 Mount TBR by the end of December, there are still whole mountain ranges waiting to be conquered.  

So, once again, I plan to concentrate on reading primarily from my own books this year. And you're invited to join me in knocking out some of those books that have been waiting in the wings for weeks....months...even years.

Challenge Levels:

Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Vancouver: Read 36 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Ararat: Read 48 books from your TBR piles/s
Mt. Kilimanjaro: Read 60 books from your TBR pile/s
El Toro: Read 75 books from your TBR pile/s
Mt. Everest: Read 100 books from your TBR pile/s

Mount Olympus (Mars): Read 150+ books from your TBR pile/s

And the rules:
*Once you choose your challenge level, you are locked in for at least that many books. If you find that you're on a mountain-climbing roll and want to tackle a taller mountain, then you are certainly welcome to upgrade.  All books counted for lower mountains may carry over towards the new peak.

*Challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2014.

*You may sign up anytime from now until November 30th, 2014.

*Books must be owned by you prior to January 1, 2014. No ARCs (none), no library books. No rereads. [To clarify--based on a question raised last year--the intention is to reduce the stack of books that you have bought for yourself or received as presents {birthday, Christmas, "just because," etc.}. Audiobooks and E-books may count if they are yours and they are one of your primary sources of backlogged books.]

*You may count any "currently reading" book that you begin prior to January 1--provided that you had 50% or more of the book left to finish in 2014.  I will trust you all on that.

*Books may be used to count for other challenges as well.

*Feel free to submit your list in advance (as incentive to really get those books taken care of) or to tally them as you climb.

*There will be quarterly check-ins and prize drawings! 

*A blog and reviews are not necessary to participate. If you have a blog, then please post a challenge sign up and link THAT post (not your home page) into the linky below. Non-bloggers, please leave a comment declaring your challenge level--OR, if you are a member of Goodreads, I will once again put together a group for the challenge there. Feel free to sign up HERE.  And, finally, I will once again have a sidebar link for Progress Reports-->  ***Coming Soon: Reviews may  be posted at links found at Review Headquarters (click link).

My progress below:

  1. Fair Play--Dierdre Martin
  2. Water For Elephants--Sara Gruen
  3. Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  4. Divergent--Veronica Roth
  5. Insurgent--Veronica Roth
  6. Allegiant--Veronica Roth
  7. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  8. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  9. Miracles and Grace in a Unlikely Place--Charisse Tyson
  10. Awakened--P.C. Cast
  11. Destined--P.C. Cast
  12. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  13. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  14. He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
  15. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  16. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  17. Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
  18. How to Wash a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  19. How to Tail a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  20. And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  21. Love the One You're With--Emily Giffin
  22. Little White Lies--Gemma Townley
  23. The Devil Wears Plaid--Teresa Medeiros
  24. Dead End Dating--Kimberly Raye
  25. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  26. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  27. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  28. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  29. The Sherbrooke Bride--Catherine Coulter
  30. The Hellion Bride--Catherine Coulter
  31. Switch--Megan Hart
  32. Deeper--Megan Hart
  33. Bared to You--Sylvia Day
  34. Saving Zoe--Alyson Noel
  35. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  36. Illegally Iced--Jessica Beck

Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2014

Another challenge for next year and one that I did this year.  I've enjoyed reading cozy mysteries, particularly those with food and other themes such as  library or flower shops. I want to try this one again next year.  I plan to aim for Level 3, but may find enough for Level 4.   To sign up for this see Socrates' Book Reviews.  Below are the details of the challenge copied from Socrates' blog:

Welcome to the fourth annual Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge! I'm still loving the cozies and this is one of the few challenges I plan to continue hosting.

To find out exactly what a cozy mystery is, check out This site is dedicated to cozy mysteries and does a great job of defining them as well as giving a list of cozy mysteries. This challenge is NOT restricted to what is on their list, it's just to be used as a guideline in case you need some hints on what to read.

So, here are the rules...

1. Choose the level you wish to participate:

Level 1 - Snoop - Read at least 6 books

Level 2 - Investigator - Read 7-12 books

Level 3 - Super Sleuth - Read 13 or more books


LEVEL 4 - Sleuth Extraordinaire - Read 20 or more

2. The challenge runs from January 1, 2014 and ends December 31, 2014.

3. You don't have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year. Books can overlap with other challenges.

4. Books can be in any format - paper, audio, all counts!

5. You don't have to post a review, but I'm sure others would love to know about the books you are reading and may even want to add it to their reading lists.

NOTE: If you don't have a blog and want to participate, that's fine. You don't have to have a blog, just post in the comments section as you finish books. If you belong to a site like Goodreads and review the books there, that's fine too. Just leave us the link.  I also have a group for this challenge on Goodreads and you can sign up by clicking here.

6. Take the button above, put it on your blog and post about the challenge. Then add your name to Mr. Linky below. Please use the link of your challenge post, not the link to your home page.

7. I'm going to have one link for signing up, one link for completed reviews and one link for your wrap up posts. I won't be having a monthly link, just one for all reviews read for
this challenge.

Here is my progress:
  1. Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
  2. Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
  3. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  4. How to Wash a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  5. How to Tail a Cat--Rebecca M. Hale
  6. Top Secret Twenty-One--Janet Evanovich
  7. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  8. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  9. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  10. Gingerbread Cookie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  11. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke
  12. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  13. Illegally Iced--Jessica Beck
  14. Fleece Navidad--Maggie Sefton
  15. The Chocolate Castle Clue--Joanna Carl
  16. A Fatal Fleece--Sally Goldenbaum

Color Coded Reading Challenge 2014

Since I enjoyed the Color Coded Reading Challenge this year, I'm signing up for it again next year.  Below are the details copied from My Reader's Block. To sign, up visit this link.

Well, I put a poll up asking if folks were interested in giving the Color Coded Challenge another go.  I thought I'd run it till the end of the month and then see where we were.  But I've got a baker's dozen of interested readers out there already....and I've looked through my TBR stacks and found that I have books for every category, so here we go again.  Get ready for a rainbow of reading in 2014.

Here are the rules:

*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title. 

2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title.

4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title.

6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title.
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title.

8. A book with any other color in the title (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

* Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2014 will count.
*Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

*Everyone who completes all nine categories will be entered in a year-end drawing for a book-related prize package.

*Please post about the challenge on your blog. Sign ups accepted until Nov 30, 2014.

*Please sign up using the Linky below. Give your name & blog (Example: Bev @ My Reader's Block) and use a direct link to your challenge post as your url. Please don't connect to just your home page.  Links to a list on GoodReads or other social media sites are also acceptable.
*Please use the Review Page (link coming in January) to post review links and a final wrap-up post when you finish the challenge.  (click link)  [Reviews are not required--but I would love to see what you think about the books that you've read if you do review.]

*No blog or GoodReads site? That's okay. Post a comment here to announce your entry into the challenge and when you have completed the challenge just post a comment at the review site with a list of your books

My books for this challenge:

BLUE:  Blueberry Muffin Murder--Joanne Fluke
RED:  Cherry Cheesecake Murder--Joanne Fluke
YELLOW:  The Lemon Tree--Luanne Rice
GREEN: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
BROWN: Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
BLACK:  Bitter is the New Black--Jen Lancaster
WHITE:   Little White Lies--Gemma Townley   
OTHER COLOR:  Orange is the New Black-- Piper Kerman
IMPLIES COLOR:  The Devil Wears Plaid--Teresa Medeiros