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December 2016 Ultimate Challenge Thread

Post your December reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/526594.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

December: Architecture—words related to built structures, including their parts (e.g., bridge, house, door, design, build, home, property). Also DIY books on home maintenance and decorating.

Examples: The Buddha in the Attic, Traitors Gate, The Magpie Bridge

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.

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Post your December reads and releases here. Please include the points for the post and your total points so far.

This challenge is for readers and/or releasers. Join in at any time! The themes and guidelines can be found here: http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/23/526594.

Each book can earn up to three points:

Read = 1 point. All books count, including registered books, audiobooks, e-books, library books and non-registered books.

Release = 1 point. Books must be registered. Both wild and controlled releases count and you can count releases from other challenges.

Theme = 1 point. If the book you read and/or release fits the monthly theme, you get another point. Each book can receive a theme point only once. Embedded words are allowed, and theme words can occur in the title or in the author’s name.

December: Architecture—words related to built structures, including their parts (e.g., bridge, house, door, design, build, home, property). Also DIY books on home maintenance and decorating.

Examples: The Buddha in the Attic, Traitors Gate, The Magpie Bridge

Be creative, and if you have any questions, please post here or pm me. If I haven't answered your question in the thread, please do pm me. I don't get to check the forum very often.
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Released:
1) Kiss Me at Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14181677?...
2) Bring Me Home for Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683329?...
3) Once Upon a Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683333?...
4) A Holiday for Love http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683328?...
5) Trial by Ice and Fire http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683323?...
6) Touched by Angels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14181674?...
7) Snowbound for Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683324?...
8) Last Chance Christmas http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13683326?...

Read:
How I Became a North Korean by Krys Lee
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman
The Only Boy for Me by Gil McNeil
The E Before Christmas by Matt Beaumont
The Perfect Girl by Gilly MacMillan

MTD:15
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Release
Good Omens - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10799273 - 1 point

Read and release
The Bourne Legacy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12031964/ - 2 point


Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 14 / Dec 3
Total 215
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1. Brunelleschi's Dome http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12256081/
2. Home Free http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12949420
3. A Plague on Both Your Houses http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8641239


Previous Reads Released
Dead Over Heels http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10150638/
Musicophilia http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14313600/

2016 points
Jan 14
Feb 19
March 16
Apr 8
May 16
June 24
July 36
August 19
September 39
October 10
November 8
December 11
YTD -- 220
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November http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8823644

December: Architecture—words related to built structures, including their parts (e.g., bridge, house, door, design, build).


Valo pilkkoo pimeää. Library book. Read, 1 pt
Kyyn punainen maito. Library book. Read, 1 pt
Ei talvikunnossapitoa. Library book. Read, 1 pt
Kuolema käy KIRJASTOSSA (library). Library book. Read & themed, 2 pts.
Rei Shimura ja zen-TEMPPELIN (Temple) arvoitus. Library book. Read & themed, 2 pts
JÄÄLINNA (Ice castle) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6166241/ Themed & released, 2 pts
On ruusu punainen. Library book. Read, 1 pt
Lukinmerkki. Library book. Read, 1 pt
Polku pimeään. Library book. Read, 1 pt
Tii taa Taneli. Library book. Read, 1 pt


MTD 13 pts
YTD 320 pts


MTD 5 pts
YTD 312 pts


Previous points: Jan. 20, Feb. 4, March 12, April 6, May 40, June 53, July 41, Aug. 70, Sept. 17, Oct. 32, and Nov. 12 pts. Total 307 pts.
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Released for this month's theme:

1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14223106/ Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Recipes, Romances, and HOME Remedies [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264171/ Close to HOME: A Novel of Suspense [CONTROLLED RELEASE]

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14227059/ No Place Like HOME: A Novel

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14277495/ The GAZEBO

8 points so far this month
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Released for this month's theme:

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14224624/ Buying a HOME: Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out Of You!

6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283003/ The HOUSE of STAIRS

12 points so far this month

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Released for this month's theme:

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13260020/ The Cider HOUSE Rules

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276059/ I'll Be HOME For Christmas

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257199/ A Painted HOUSE

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090995/ The Cider HOUSE Rules

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303743/ The Cider HOUSE Rules

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14303570/ HOME for the Holidays

24 points so far this month
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Released
Christmas Fairytales - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283762 - 1 point
The Collector - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14311721 - 1 point
Charmed - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283678 - 1 point

Read and release
Silent Nights - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/- 2 points

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 14 / Dec 8
Total 220
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Released for this month's theme:

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14261429/ A to Z Mysteries: White HOUSE White-out

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320939/ Soaring HOME

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14264172/ Going HOME

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14248195/ The SHACK

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283052/ Agatha Raisin and the Haunted HOUSE

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14272710/ In Other ROOMS, Other Wonders

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318599/ Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Without Remorse / The Old HOUSE at Railes / Decider / King of the Hill: A Memoir

38 points this month so far

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Released for this month's theme:

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14189633/ In Other ROOMS, Other Wonders

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14082476/ HOUSE on the Strand

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14069925/ The BRIDGErtons: Happily Ever After

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11093479/ Three at Wolfe's DOOR

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14176748/ New LIVING SPACES

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14207466/ KITCHENS and BATHROOMS

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294743/ Sunset: Children's ROOMS & Play Yards

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14329639/ Your HOME: BATHROOMS

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267815/ HOME Improvement All-in-One For Dummies

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14315549/ Better HOMES and Gardens: WINDOW Basics: Easy & No Sew Treatments

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14232259/ The Natural HOUSE Catalog: Everything You Need to Create an Environmentally Friendly HOME

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14267699/ Lowe's Creative Ideas for HOME and Garden: Color

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14268030/ Better HOMES and Gardens: BASEMENTS: Your Guide to Planning and Remodeling

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14238137/ Better HOMES and Gardens: KITCHEN Idea File

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14266754/ Timeless INTERIORS: ROOMS Inspired by the Past

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294070/ 50 Ways to Paint a WALL

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14313625/ In Other ROOMS, Other Wonders

72 points so far this month
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Read
The Puppy That Came For Christmas - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336123/ - 1 point
The Magic Cottage - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14338455/ - 1 point

Jan 39 / Feb 20 / Mar 23 / Apr 17 / May 17 / Jun 15 / Jul 19 / Aug 20 / Sep 18 / Oct 12 / Nov 14 / Dec 10
Total 222
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December points on 31/12 - 50 architecture

Read:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3620039 Thicker than Water by Lindy Cameron
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4944241 Pest Control by Bill Fitzhugh
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6045157 Finding Home by Marie Ferrarella
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3762473 Loaded by Shari Shattuck
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6996015 The Cigarette Girl by Carol Wolper
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4114935 Saving Allegheny Green by Lori Wilde
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4298843 This Time for Keeps by Kathleen Kane
8 Sex and the Serial Killer by Jennifer Skully
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/7943582 Fool's Gold by Jennifer Skully
10 Lady of Spirit by Edith Layton
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/6154692 Before We Were Thirty by Katie Agnew
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4894595 French Letters by Bruno Bouchet
13 Hot Shot by Charlotte Hughes
14 Seducing Mr Darcy by Gwyn Cready
15 The Sorcerer in the North by John Flanagan
16 The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan
17 Erak's Ransom by John Flanagan
18 The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan
19 Halt's Peril by John Flanagan
20 The Emperor of Nihon-ja by John Flanagan
21 The Lost Stories by John Flanagan
22 The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan
23 Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey
24 Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey
25 Arrow's Fall by Mercedes Lackey
26 The Oathbound by Mercedes Lackey
27 Magic's Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
28 Magic's Promise by Mercedes Lackey
29 Magic's Price by Mercedes Lackey
30 The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey
31 The White Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey
32 The Silver Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey
33 Owlflight by Mercedes Lackey

Released:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291344 Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291342 Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
3 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291343 The Preacher by Sander Jakobsen
4 http://bookcrossing.com/---/5560301 The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin
5 http://bookcrossing.com/---/8467776 The Price of Love by Peter Robinson
6 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14291346 The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
7 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4336636 Desert Heat by J.A. Jance
8 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13798900 Fear in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
9 http://bookcrossing.com/---/3003274 Tight As a Tick by by Toni L. P. Kelner
10 http://bookcrossing.com/---/4234455 The Word by Irving Wallace
11 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220329 The Highland Countess by Marion Chesney
12 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220328 Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
13 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14233468 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
14 http://bookcrossing.com/---/14340946 Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke

Themed:
1 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13798900 Fear in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope
2 http://bookcrossing.com/---/13220328 Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
3 Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey
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Architecture

Read:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14163133/ Fool's Fate
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13790092/ Christmas Stories

Released:
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13511827/ Oh Dear Silvia
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8368388/ Ulysses
1) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8368398/ The New Bloomsday Book: Guide Through "Ulysses"

MTD: 5
YTD: 130 (125 from previous months)
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Released

1. Murder Being Once Done by Ruth Rendall http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318458/ 1pt
2. those Golden Days by Sally spencer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14333862/ 1pt
3. Tomorrow is Another Day by Mary Jane Staples http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14335303/ 1pt

Read and Released

1. Under the Garden by Graham Greene http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13556225/ 2pt
2. Babes in the Wood by Ruth Rendall http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11342753/ 2pt

Read.
1. Rosie by Alan Titchmarsh http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11350939/ 1pt
2. My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13690382/ 1pt
3. The Nearly- Weds by Jane Costello http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11342780/ 1pt




MTD 10
YTD 143
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Read (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10110425 Red Sky at Morning

Released (1):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10106932 A Beautiful Blue Death
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11099951 Love in Amsterdam
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7402491 Basket Case
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9795527 There’s a Seal in My Sleeping Bag

Points this post: 5
Points this year: 103
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Released for December's theme:

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14320940/ A Place to Call HOME

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14314341/ HOUSEhold Gods

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14336169/ HOME Fires

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14246824/ Come On Over to Barney's HOUSE!

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14276210/ The Carriage HOUSE

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14312600/ A Girl to Come HOME to

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14318696/ Fatal FIXER-UPPER: A Do-It-Yourself Mystery

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14239421/ Leaving HOME: Survival of the Hippest

45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14283005/ A Land More Kind Than HOME: A Novel

46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14319990/ The BRIDGE

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14273374/ Glimmer: How DESIGN Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14328775/ Great HOUSE: A Novel

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14207467/ HOME to Holly Springs

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14222977/ Good FENCES: A Pictorial History of New England's Stone WALLS

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14246591/ Fields of HOME

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14268031 Leaving HOME: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories

53 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14295457/ A HOUSE for a Mouse

106 points so far for December
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Themed Read & Release:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12489761 The Woman UpSTAIRS - Claire Messud

Themed Read:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12102463 Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth - Mary S. Lovell ( the building of Hardwick HALL & Chatsworth HOUSE)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12609768 This HOUSE is Haunted - John Boyne
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13292734 How to BUILD a Girl - Caitlin Moran
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13331954 CASTLE Dor - Daphne du Maurier
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13809315 A God in RUINS - Kate Atkinson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14094472 Slade HOUSE - David Mitchell

Jan:21 / Feb:25 / Mar:29 / Apr:25 / May:17 / June:23 / July:12 / Aug:27 / Sept:28 / Oct:16 / Nov:19 / Dec:15
YTD:257
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Released in December for December's theme:

54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14294071/ HOMEland and Other Stories

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14277497/ The HOUSE Next Door

56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14257228/ BUNGALOW 2

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14341985/ How Much is That Guinea Pig in the WINDOW?

114 points in December

[and I didn't get all my architecture books released on time]

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Thanks for a fun year of themed-releasing!


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