Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Scavenger Hunt


Joules from Wonderishmama.  

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Welcome to Just One More Thing...  I hope you are all having a relaxing, entertaining and fun read-a-thon so far.  Thanks for giving up a few minutes of reading to go scavenging with me.

To enter the Book Scavenger Hunt, look at the item list below and find a word, phrase or thought IN THE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING that fulfills that item.  For example, if the item were "something soft", your answer could be a word - "kitten"; a phrase - "a satin ribbon the color of Jersey cream"; or a feeling "he leaned to her and kissed her cheek".  Be creative!

Leave a comment that includes your answers and the title of the book you used OR a link to where you posted these items, and your email address or other way I can contact you.

The Prize:  A $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble (valid in stores or on-line)

Happy hunting!
                                           Book Scavenger Hunt List

                                                     1.  Something hard
                                                     2.  Something fast
                                                     3.  Something sweet
                                                     4.  Something high
                                                     5.  Something funny

The winner will be randomly selected from all complete entries and will be notified as soon as the challenge closes.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected.  This challenge is open internationally.


  1. Currently Reading: "The Complete Book of Swords" by Fred Saberhagen

    1) Something Hard - Vulcan's anvil
    2) Something Fast - Warbeasts
    3) Something Sweet - Dried fruits
    4) Something High - Dragons
    5) Something Funny - Ben's attempts at singing.

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  3. Thank you for this mini-challenge! I had a lot of fun reflecting on the beginning of a new book I've started. I posted my entry on my blog here.

  4. 1.) The martians
    2.) The heat beam
    3.) Reunited with his wife
    4.) Mars
    5.) His brother tries to safe a child who does not need saved.

  5. You can find my answers here - my email is:

  6. Currently Reading: "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" by Karen Russell

    1) Something hard - alligator skin
    2) Something fast - the skating rink Blizzard
    3) Something sweet - looking for Olivia
    4) Something high - constellations
    5) Something funny - Big Red



    Book Scavenger Hunt
    #readathon mini-challenge: Scavenger hunt Book Scavenger Hunt List 1. Something hard - Rocks 2. Something fast - Falling 3. Something sweet - Breakfast at the B&B 4. Something high - The cliff 5. Something funny - That “boot” means car trunk in British, actually most of the britishisms. Currently Reading: As The Crow Flies by Damien Boyd

  8. Hi, thanks for the fun challenge! The book I'm reading is More Happy Than Not by Adam Silver and it is awesome! Highly recommend who those who like YA or just good books with well defined and interesting characters.
    1. Erection - awkward, but it's about a teenage boy. He just talked about waking up and having to wait a bit because his friend was in the room.
    2. Fireworks. The boys just lit them and they went flying into the night.
    3. The relationship between the main character, Aaron, and his girlfriend. They are that perfect anti-smooshy, but perfectly compatible and loving kind of couple. Ultra sweet.
    4. Aaron sort-of bff, Brendan. He sells weed and is often high himself.
    5. Aaron and Genevieve play the Remember When game about things that are currently happening or recently happened. It's not really funny, but I play that game with my friends so it made me smile.
    Happy reading!

  9. Here's my entry:

    Thanks for a great challenge!! :)

  10. I'm currently reading The White Rose by Amy Ewing

    1. Something hard: Metal bar (in a jail cell)
    2. Something fast: "The wind picks up and the tress behind me are twisting and writing like mad dancers caught up in a frenzy."
    3. Something sweet: "The brown sugar melts on my tongue."
    4. Something high: "I'm standing on a jutting cliff. There is no trace of the Great Wall that surrounds this island anywhere."
    5. Something funny: (A character's reaction to an arranged marriage) "I can't spend the rest of my life with Coral. She's got a collection of miniature tea seats. What kind of person collects something like that?"


  11. 'We have always lived in the castle'
    1.Something hard: the staircase
    2.Something fast: the effect of arsenic
    3.Something sweet: sugar
    4.Something high: windows in the drawing room
    5.Something funny: Uncle Julian

    @pugsy_malone (Twitter)

  12. What a fun challenge! Okay, here goes:
    Book Scavenger Hunt List
    1. Something hard -- "these sharp, gray rocks"
    2. Something fast -- "Celaena took off, sprinting across the backs of the four gargoyles"
    3. Something sweet -- "all that was needed was a heap -- no, three heaps -- of sugar"
    4. Something high -- "the flag waved ninety feet in the air"
    5. Something funny -- "Idiot," she said, grinning now. "Crazed criminal," he returned, grinning, too.

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  13. from: Illuminae by Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    1. Something hard - Battlecarrier Alexander - 78V
    2. Something fast - Kady Grant and her mad survival skills
    3. Something sweet - Ezra Mason and his soft spot for Kady
    4. Something high - Hypatia - a long range scientific exploration vessel, ideally suited for deep space recon/assessment
    5. Something funny - verbal exchanges between Ezra and Sgt. J. McNulty

    vvb32 @
    Thanks for hosting!

  14. Karen Brozina

    @AyaMSato on Twitter

  16. I'm currently listening to Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.
    Hard: Ed's nose, that Lucy broke on their first date, after he grabbed her arse.
    Fast: Lucy and Ed on her bike, as they ride around Melbourne looking at the work of a talented graffiti artist.
    Sweet: the lollies that Jazz is always eating.
    High: the hill that Lucy and Ed have to climb up after they accidentally rode off the path in the skate park.
    Funny: Lucy's dad, who is a comedian/magician.

  17. Currently reading: Everything leads to you by Nina LaCour
    Hard: furniture
    Fast: next and quicker
    Sweet:Charlotte is the kind of friend who automatically hates everyone who has ever done me wrong.
    High: I keep going, higher than I've ever gone.
    Funny: Toby knowing which belt buckle was in which scene in a movie. :D
    Happy reading!

  18. Currently reading: "A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent" by Marie Brennan

    1. Something hard – A firestone
    2. Something fast – Iljish
    3. Something sweet – Isabella's relationship with her husband, Jacob
    4. Something high – The Mrtyahaima peaks
    5. Something funny – Another awkward conversation

  19. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

    Hard: Hogwarts Exams
    Fast: Harry's Broom
    Sweet: Chocolate Frogs
    High: The North Tower
    Funny: Fred & George

  20. My list here. 125pages at gmail dot com

  21. My answers can be found here. I can be contacted through Instagram @kaebaby95 or mirandakae95 at gmail dot com

  22. Reading Trust me, I'm lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
    Something fast: Sam's volvo
    Something hard: the oak dining room table
    Something funny: "You'd think he'd be more nervous about lending his brand new Volvo to an untried, untested, unlicensed driver. But then, I'm the one who thought him how to drive."
    Something high: well worn converse HIGH tops ;)
    Something sweet:lattes 👅

  23. I'm currently reading "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler

    1) Something Hard- The wall that traps Dana's arm
    2) Something Fast- the crack of the whip; I can't find the quote, but it talks about being fast enough to break the sound barrier
    3)Something Sweet- Kevin's comforting words (Awww its just so cute <3)
    4)Something High- the tree Rufus falls out of
    5)Something Funny- The way Dana back talks Rufus and Tom (She's so sassy)

  24. Hard: He loved puzzles; the more convoluted, the bigger the rush when he figured them out.

    Fast: Her breath caught when she heard the sound again and whirled around, but she didn't have time to be afraid before something as hard as a brick smashed her on the head, and she didn't scream anymore.

    Sweet: And what was in those margaritas that tasted so good?

    High: She finally cracked an eye open to see the half-moon crystal clear overhead.

    Funny: She knew she wasn't up to convincing anyone she wasn't drunk. She'd probably break the Breathalyzer.

    Diana (reading Bombshell by Catherine Coulter)

  25. Katherine
    Divergent by Veronica Roth
    1)Hard - (difficult) completing the Dauntless initiation
    2)Fast - the train Dauntless jump on and off of to get around the city
    3)Sweet - cake the Dauntless faction eat all the time
    4)High - the Ferris wheel Tris and Four climb to see where the other team has hidden their "flag"
    5)Funny - When Christina asks Four if One, Two and Three were taken

  26. I'm currently reading Lost Girls by Angela Marsons (ARC copy):

    This is my favourite challenge yet! I LOVE scavenger hunts :D I'm in the UK though and we don't have Barnes and Noble :/

    1. Iron (the metal), mentioned specifically as "iron ore"
    2. The detective's Ninja motorbike! VROOOOOM!
    3. Sweets and kittens! KITTENS ARE SWEET! ;)
    4. Traffic lights are high up, aren't they?
    5. Okay the detective in this has the most sarcastically hilarious sense of humour, so I'm going to say her sense of humour. Seriously you need to read some of Angela Marsons books to understand the dry wit that she's written. It's amazing.

  27. I posted on Instagram. It was a little tough for something funny because I'm not very far into the book and so far it's a lot of war and funerals!

  28. Currently reading: Marilyn Monroe, secrets, glory, tragedy - by J. Randy Taraborrellii

    1. Something hard – Being married to DiMaggio!
    2. Something fast – Monroe's career ascending
    3. Something sweet – Monroe's morale
    4. Something high – Monroe during filming
    5. Something funny – Monroe's spur of the moment reactions

  29. All of these are from "Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell

    1. Something hard
    "I can't keep a secret this big I don't have room for it"

    2. Something fast
    "I hear the irritation in Baz's voice as he starts shooting the spells out faster"

    3. Something sweet
    "That Simon Snow is alive. And I'm hopelesly in love with him"

    4. Something high
    "It's called the Weeping Tower because there are vines that grow in every summer and creep from top down - and because the building has started to sag forward over the years, almost like it's slumping in grief"

    5. Something funny
    " 'In America they think that you become more powerful the more magic you use.' 'Just like fossil fuels' ".


  30. Currently Reading Jonathan Tropper's "This Is Where I Leave You"

    1. Something hard - "the rock in his line"
    2. Something fast - "Dad's crumpled T-shirt went from white to completely red in a matter of minutes"
    3. Something sweet - "the casting was more fun than the fishing"
    4. Something high - "stretch our rods out behind us"
    5. Something funny - "I always liked Jen"


  31. Book Scavenger Hunt List: The Carnivorous Carnival - Lemony Snicket

    1. Something hard - "Please, times are very hard for Caligari Carnival"
    2. Something fast - "We don't want–" Klaus did not get to finish his sentence
    3. Something sweet - "This hot chocolate is a little bit unusual. Chabo the Wolf Baby added a little bit of cinnamon."
    4. Something high - "Maybe a miracle will happen tomorrow, and we'll all get the things we wish for most."
    5. Something funny - "If people think it's funny when someone drops an ear of corn, they should stay home and drop it themselves."

  32. Book Scavenger Hunt:
    1. Something hard - Abby trying to figure out how to fix the Snow White story after Jonah messed it up.
    2. Something fast - Snow kissed the prince and he instantly came back to life
    3. Something sweet - the lucky charms Abby ate when she returned home
    4. Something high - the queens window that Snow, Abby and Jonah jumped out of
    5. Something funny - there were several funny things in the books; the dwarf names were not the Disney names (Disney, Sneezy and Dopey) and 3 were GIRLS!; Snow read property law!

    "Wherever After Fairest of them All"

  33. From Troubling a Star, by Madeleine L'Engle,
    1. Something hard - icebergs

    2. Something fast - the Zodiac boats

    3. Something sweet - hot cocoa that Vicky drinks

    4. Something high - the pyramids in Vespugia that they climb.

    5. Something funny - the cute poem/song Vicky writes about penguins

  34. I'm currently reading Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (caution spoilers!)

    1. Something hard - the metal poles they used to make a bridge.
    2. Something fast - a train
    3. Something sweet - Emma making Jacob promise her he wouldn't die.
    4. Something high - the cliffs Fiona supposedly fell off
    5. Something funny - Emma being completely confused by adults dressing in costumes! (They're cosplayers, she's from the 40s)

    twitter @stormoak144

  35. My submission is here:

  36. Currently reading: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

    1. Something hard: "Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen."
    2. Something fast: "I hear the irritation in Baz's voice as he starts shooting the spells out even faster."
    3. Something sweet: "Everyone's thick," she replied. "I'm helping you because I like you."
    4. Something high: "At first, when I see her standing along the ramparts, I think she's a ghost."
    5. Something funny: "It's romantic to be in love with a dead vampire."

    Contact info:
    Instagram: @beachesnbooks

  37. From An Ember in the Ashes
    1. Something hard - Helene's body armour
    2. Something fast - Elias' scim blades
    3. Something sweet - the food Cooks make everyday
    4. Something high - rapelling down the cliffs with Elias
    5. Something funny - Tristas giving Elias some advice about girls


  38. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    1) Something hard - Quidditch, "Now, Quidditch is easy enough to understand, even if it's not too easy to play."
    2) Something fast - "It's very hard to catch because it's so fast and difficult to see."
    3) Something sweet - "It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry's pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten.)"
    4) Something high - The ceiling of Hogwarts, "...the ceiling was too high to make out..."
    5) Something funny - Fred and George Weasley

    @TheBestAmy01 on twitter


  39. My book is Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

    1. Something hard--stacks of books in a bookstore
    2. Something fast- the budding relationship between June and Ga
    3. Something sweet--the friendship between Ruby and Margaret Wise Brown
    4. Something high--the very top shelves in the store where 1st editions are located
    5. Something funny-(not funny ha ha, but funny weird), why does May keep trying to convince everyone her mom is senile

    kimmery4 (at)

  40. Currently reading: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
    1. something hard: ""whittling words into the branches with my pen, allowing my hear to break in private"
    2. Something fast: "a gang of miniature Toby skate rats whiz by on their boards, tearing apart the sidewalk, quiet as a 747"
    3. Something sweet: plum tarts
    4. Something high: "I hear he had another treetop visitor the other day"...."She rode up with him in the barrel high into the canopy" 5. Something funny: "Aunt Gooch! Aunt Gooch!" Gram is shrieking in between peals of laughter. Aunt Gooch is the name Bailey and I gave to Gram's laugh because it would arrive without notice like a crazy relative who shows up at the door with bright pink hair, a suitcase full of balloons, and no intention of leaving."

    1. oops. forgot contact info: @xandraj09 on twitter & Instagram

  41. Book Scavenger Hunt List

    ALong Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

    1. Something hard. Getting over being child soldier
    2. Something fast. Bullets
    3. Something sweet. How the nurse treats Ishmael
    4. Something high. Young teens while doing war
    5. Something funny. Selling school supplies for fun money

  42. The Martian
    1. Something hard - Potatoes!
    2. Something fast - Email
    3. Something sweet - Coffee
    4. Something high - Martian satellites
    5. Something funny- Recalling Commemorative stamps when the Post Office discovered Mark Watney was alive.
    @shawntaye on Twitter

  43. I'm reading "1Q84" by Haruki Murakami.
    1. Something hard: Tengo's Erection
    2. Something fast: Express Trains
    3. Something sweet: "Even after more time went by and the direct sensation (of Aomame's hand gripping his) began to fade, his heart retained the deep impression she had made there."
    4. Something high: Two Moons
    5. Something funny: Cat Town

  44. I switched to an audio book a couple of hours ago so that i could shower, prep my lunch, and relax my eyes a little. I am very much enjoying A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. This is the book I’m using for my scavenger hunt. It’s set in Tokyo and on Cortes Island in British Columbia.

    Something hard – barnacle
    Something fast – gyre
    Something sweet – cataracts in great-grandmother referred to as flowers of emptiness in Japanese.
    Something high – crow in the bough of a maple
    Something funny – the word kotodama in Japanese that refers to the spirits that live inside a word that give it special power

    jeberkman @

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  46. Book Scavenger Hunt List
    The Spy Wore Red by Aline
    1. Something hard- revolver
    2. Something fast-"she snapped her fingers, though she spoke slowly"
    3. Something sweet- "i want to survive for my children. they're everything to me."
    4. Something high- "candles all at once rose and swelled, flickering like stars brightening the room."
    5. Something funny- "they all thought id marry a fat prosperous old sugarcane merchant & deliver a brood like a big sow."

  47. Currently reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
    1. Something hard-Swing set
    2. Something fast-"It was a shoot out"
    3. Something sweet-"like books were rich desserts"
    4. Something high-Dorm room on the 5th floor
    5. Something funny-" I don't want her brain touching us."--Cath

  48. Great mini-challenge! These are from "The Martian" by Andy Weir

    1. Hard - Rocket ship
    2. Fast - "You'd be amazed at how fast you can get going with a tiny acceleration over a long time" (referring to a little argon and a nuclear reactor to power things)
    3. Sweet - "My family will be gathering in Chicago for the usual feast...I'd give anything just to let them know I'm still alive."
    4. High - Mars orbit
    5. Funny - "For tonight, I have to get back to 'Three's Company'. I stopped last night in the middle of the episode where Mr. Roper saw something and took it out of context".

  49. This was fun!!


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  51. Just finished "Deliverance at Cardwell Ranch by BJ Daniels
    1. Something hard- a black SUV
    2. Something fast- "The gunshots seemed to go off simultaneously"
    3. Something sweet- "Now take a bite of the pancake and one of the egg. Sweet and hot."
    4. Something high- "the rider had made it all the way up an overhanging wall of snow."
    5. Something funny- "Mom had a woman make them so they resembled us...I found them to be a little creepy and used to turn mine against the wall when I slept. I half expected the doll to be turned around watching me when I woke up."

  52. Such a cool challenge! I'm reading "The Lake" by Banana Yoshimoto.

    1. Something hard: A wall mural
    2. Something fast: A car on a highway
    3. Something sweet: Mochi
    4. Something high: Stars
    5. Something funny: "Since we couldn't read the menu, we ended up ordering a whole bunch of things at random."

    @noseinanovel on twitter

  53. Fun challenge! I'm reading The Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane.

    1. Hard: how Ruth's sons don't really visit her much
    2. Fast: the waves outside Ruth's house
    3. Sweet: the milky sweet tea Ruth likes
    4. High: what Ruth might be if she thinks there's a tiger in her house!
    5. Funny: Frida chasing off skinny-dipping teenagers

    @bookwormkara on Twitter

  54. Fun mini-challenge!
    I'm reading Shutter by Courtney Alameda.
    1. Something hard - "the black marble floors and gilded walls"
    2. Something fast - "the doors crashed shut, squealing like a car wreck"
    3. Something sweet - "Micheline, you okay?" (asked by the boy she has feelings for)
    4. Something high - the elevator shaft she's stuck in
    5. Something funny - the idea that 3 out of four teenagers in San Francisco would have vehicles of their own - ghost hunters or not

  55. Currently reading: I Like Being Catholic edited by Michael Leach

    1. Something hard: Reconciliation/Forgiveness
    2. Something fast: This prayer: Jesus, mercy.
    3. Something sweet: First Communion
    4. Something high: Heaven
    5. Something funny: Bob Newhart's story about thinking that "thou shall not covet thy neighbor's wife" was actually "thou shall not cover thy neighbor's wife."

  56. Currently reading "Matched" by Ally Condle.

    1. Something Hard- Cassia's compact.
    2. Something Fast- the matching process
    3. Something Sweet- cake
    4. Something High- the hill
    5. Something Funny- Cassia's grandfather's jokes.

    Can be reached at

  57. I'm currently reading The Last of the Sky Pirates by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
    1. The Journey from the sewers of Undertown to Lake Landing
    2. Prowlgrins
    3. Rook and Magda's friendship
    4. Sky flight aboard skycrafts
    5. Banderbears

  58. Currently Reading: Hector and the Search for Happiness by Francois Lelord

    Something hard: "When they were still at the bar and Ying Li was telling Hector about herself (of course now he realised that she hadn't told him everything) she'd told him how much her sisters earned in a month: he'd worked out that it was half the price of the bottle of white wine Edouard had ordered, sparkling next to them in its ice bucket." (p.33)

    Something fast: airplane

    Something sweet: "Happiness is being with the people you love." (p.48)

    Something high: ..."Hector could see magnificent green mountains all around and, down below, the sea dotted with boats. (p.35)

    Something funny: "Pills are a bit like sweets: not everybody likes the same ones." (p.3) Funny, but true.

    Contact me via Twitter @FriendRsquared or on my blog

  59. Dunno if this is still open, but I'm currently reading Love The One You're With, by Cecily von Ziegesar...why couldn't I have picked up something else after the last one I finished? Anyway, my email is

    Something hard - The limestone steps leading up to a pavilion with a pool and a hot tub in the middle of a bunch of villas
    Something fast - Three guys running past two sisters on the beach
    Something sweet - Bowls of coconut, pineapple and mango
    Something high - The sun rising and birds chirping in the trees
    Something funny - Owen's rather annoying but funny habit of being overly masculine

  60. I am currently reading Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden

    1. Something hard: The ice surrounding Frostmorne
    2. Something fast: The horse Invincible
    3. Something sweet: Jaina's smile when she sees Arthas waiting for her at the winter ball
    4. Something high: The towers of Dalaran
    5. Something funny: Arthas and Jaina having a snowball fight in the middle of spring

    @Paramondi on twitter

  61. I'm reading Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman

    1. Hard - Camera
    2. Fast - Ghosts
    3. Sweet - Her grandmother
    4. High - Lighthouse
    5. Funny - The way Kat dislikes Oscar even though you can tell they are a lot alike.

  62. I picked Bill Bryson's "Down Under"
    1) Something Hard - hard-looking blonde
    2) Something Fast - open-topped sports car
    3) Something Sweet - twelve foot long worm
    4) Something High - lush hills
    5) Something Funny - "...a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent – a sort of Baywatch with cricket..."

  63. Currently reading Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
    You can find my answers here:
    I can be contacted here:

  64. Neat challenge!

    I can reached at strina.k at gmail.

  65. Okay, I'm currently reading Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis.
    Something Hard-Scrabble Tournament
    Something Fast-word play
    Something Sweet-candy for snacks
    Something High-Matt
    Something funny-good luck charms

  66. My book is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

    I. Something Hard - "sullen despair" (feeling)
    II. Something Fast - Arrow (word)
    III. Something Sweet - "The girl was young and of gentle demeanour," (phrase)
    IV. Something High - Mighty Alps (word)
    V. Something Funny - "When my father returned from Milan, he found playing with me in the hall of our villa a child," (feeling)

    Twitter: @xxbethjoyxx

  67. My answers are on ig and twitter @alywilliams313

  68. From The Kill Order by James Dashner:
    1. Something hard - leaving dying/dead friends behind
    2. Something fast - the infected darts
    3. Something sweet - Mark and Trina's relationship
    4. Something high - the Bergs
    5. Something funny - the Toad


    Thanks for the fun challenge! :)

  69. From Sylvie and Bruno by Lewis Carroll

    1:Something hard-as in strict/hard on someone-On second thoughts, don’t shout,” the Professor replied. “ The Vice-Warden might hear you. He’s getting awfully strict!
    2: Something fast: Before doing this, the Sentinel turned to the children, and said “Give me your names.” “ We’d rather not!” Bruno exclaimed, pulling Sylvie away from the door. “We want them ourselves. Come back, Sylvie! Come quick!”
    3: Something Sweet -“And there were a apple-pudding—and Ug gug ate it all—and I got nuffin but a crust! And I asked for a orange—and—didn’t get it!”
    4: Something high- as in high up in the chain of command - "It’s the King himself!”
    5: Something funny-By this time we had come up to the Gardener, who was standing on one leg, as usual, and busily employed in watering a bed of flowers with an empty watering-can. “It hasn’t got no water in it!” Bruno explained to him, pulling his sleeve to attract his attention. “ It’s lighter to hold,” said the Gardener. “A lot of water in it makes one’s arms ache.”


  70. Oh this was fun! And a nice break. Mine is pretty lengthy since I chose quotes instead of just single words, so I'll include the link:

    Happy reading, all!

    books.etc.blogger AT gmail DOT com

  71. I'm reading Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo

    1. Something hard: The coffin the grandpa makes in his backyard
    2. Something fast: the way Lily drives her car
    3. Something sweet: the sweet cake the family enjoyed at new year
    4. Something high: the aspiration Lily has for her son
    5. Something funny: instead of getting a driver license, Lily stuffed some money into her card holder. Which worked as a bribe when she was stopped by a cop.

  72. oh I am at

  73. I am reading "Divergent" by Veronica Roth.

    1. Peter's fist.
    2. Peter's punches.
    3. Banana-flavored muffins with walnuts
    4. The chasm.
    5. "It must be because you're so approachable. You know. Like a bed of nails."

  74. What a great mini-challenge! You can find my answers here -

  75. This is a great challenge! :)

    I'm reading Clarissa by Samuel Richardson -

    1. Something hard: James Harlowe, the heroine's brother. He is heart-hearted and generally a horrible human.
    2. Something fast: Robert Lovelace. Fast and loose with the ladies, by all accounts!
    3. Something sweet: Clarissa's friendship with Anna Howe. Their relationship is very sweet and touching.
    4. Something high: I'm thinking of Samuel Pepys' descriptions of his arguments with his wife when he would write "High words this evening" or similar. For Clarissa there have been a great many 'high words' amongst her family!
    5. Something funny: There I fall down. Nothing as yet. Richardson was not known for his humour!

    o.beholdthestars @gmail DOT com

  76. Currently reading "Beauty Queens" by Libba Bray.

    1. Something hard - small cave in a mountain
    2. Something fast - snake
    3. Something sweet - candy bars
    4. Something high - plane
    5. Something funny - fever dreams

    Twitter @tapdancer3450

  77. I'm reading Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

    1. Something hard: Dimitri's skin after he becomes strigoi
    2. Something fast: Strigoi
    3. Something sweet: flashback of Rose and Dimitri making snow angels
    4. Something high: window from witch Lissa could have jumped
    5. Something funny: Adrian Ivashkov


  78. Morning Glory, by LaVayne Spencer:

    1. Something hard: Oak tables in the library
    2. Something fast: Will & Elly's joy in each other once they talk in bed
    3. Something sweet: The librarian gives Will a key to the library
    4. Something high: the level of Will's fear during Elly's labor
    5. Something funny: Will hearing that Elly is in labor

  79. I'm reading Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne
    1.Something hard: How much the story of Kanga and Roo reminded me of racism and the treatment of refugees today. Funny how an old childrens book is still so relevant.
    2.Something fast: Kanga
    3. Something sweet: Honey
    4.Something high: The tree Pooh fell from
    5. Something funny: Christopher Robins idea of what the North Pole is

    Twitter: @AnnaUnkreativ
    Goodreads: Anna Unkreativ

  80. Currently reading "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
    1. Something hard - Cath's laptop
    2 Something fast - Levi's truck
    3. Something sweet - Pumpkin Moccha Breve - a special Starbucks drink
    4. Something high - the trees on campus
    5. Something funny - Levi

  81. I am reading "Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
    1.Something hard: The cave the girls hid in while in the mountains
    2. Something fast: Julilly running away from a women with a gun
    3. Something sweet: Another slave offering the girls food
    4. Something high: The mountains the girls climbed
    5. Something funny: The girls laughing about how clean they were after bathing insisting the must be shinny now


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  83. I'm reading Submerged by Dani Pettrey. You can find me @LiteraryLindsey!

    1. Something hard - rugged mountains
    2. Something fast - a boat
    3. Something sweet - Chunky Monkey ice cream
    4. Something high - flying in a plane
    5. Something funny - giving someone a book about how not to be a busybody

  84. From Standed by Melinda Braun
    1. Something hard- Climbing a cliff
    2. Something fast- the tornado
    3. Something sweet- marshmellows
    4. Something high- the flames of the forest fire
    5. Something funny- the interactions, name calling, and discussion between all the campers.

  85. This is such a great idea! I'm reading The Rose Society by Marie Lu.

    1. Something hard - Trying to find people to fit in with, just as Adelina is trying to do.
    2. Something fast - Adelina's wits and skills are pretty damn fast!
    3. Something sweet - Adelina and Violetta's love for each other as sisters.
    4. Something high - The tall buildings where Adelina changed the colors of the banners of
    5. Something funny - Adelina's dark humor and sarcasm

    My blog is

  86. So fun! My answers are here -->


  87. I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell
    1: "...the work-hardened palm with its row of calluses..."
    2: "Steamer! Look out, guv'nor! Bang over'ead! Lay down quick!"
    3: "The first fragment of chocolate had melted on Winston's tongue. The taste was delightful."
    4: "...and presently found themselves pulled up short by the edge of an old chalk quarry. It was a sheer drop of ten or twenty meters.
    5: "For the rest of it (a man's speech) was just quack-quack quacking."

    Twitter @grace_teraberry

  88. I had a lot of fun with this you can find my answers here:

  89. I'm reading The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury:
    1. Something hard - Going for a different definition here: space travel
    2. Something fast - Rockets
    3. Something sweet - "blossom scent"
    4. Something high - "the luminous double moons of Mars"
    5. Something funny - at the risk of spoilers, I'll be vague and say the reception of the Second Expedition.

    If anyone would like to reach me, I'm Ahavah on livejournal, twitter, & Goodreads.

  90. 1. Something hard - bottles of Scarpia's Bitter Black Ale
    2. Something fast- truck
    3. Something sweet- sugar
    4. Something high- music volume
    5. Something funny "Min, I'm happy to buy you things, but stop with the fifty-five-dollar part, it's giving me a heart attack.

  91. Book: Unicorns of Balinor series

    Hard: Entria's challenges
    Fast: Sunchaser
    Sweet: Arianna
    High: "Silver Traveler"/the moon
    Funny: Toby's "rude bluntness"


  92. Book Scavenger Hunt

    Currently reading Greenglass House by Kate Milford and loving it!!

    1.Something hard: frozen trees cracking like gunshots
    2.Something fast: Clem, who runs the stairs to keep her energy in control
    3.Something sweet: hot chocolate with cake
    4.Something high: the stained glass windows that give the book its name
    5.Something funny: Meddy's Eyes of True and Aching Clarity

  93. Book Scavenger Hunt

    Currently reading Greenglass House by Kate Milford and loving it!!

    1.Something hard: frozen trees cracking like gunshots
    2.Something fast: Clem, who runs the stairs to keep her energy in control
    3.Something sweet: hot chocolate with cake
    4.Something high: the stained glass windows that give the book its name
    5.Something funny: Meddy's Eyes of True and Aching Clarity

  94. Currently reading "My Year with Eleanor"
    1. Something hard: bone!
    2. Something fast: skydiving!
    3. Something sweet: Boyfriend texts missing her d'awww
    4. Something high: Mt. Kilimanjaro
    5. Something funny: Stand up comedic act!


  95. Thanks for this!
    Reading The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

    Hard "slabs of grey marble skilfully engraved with various alphabets"
    Fast "a flock of hummingbirds "
    Sweet- "a booking, a book-shaped pastry filled with apple purée and topped with almonds and pistachio nuts"
    High "a towering stack of books"
    Funny "all at once he gave a roar-laughter. It was a prolonged paroxysm of mirth that made his torso wobble to and fro like a toy balloon filled with water. He quietened, then squeaked and gasped and giggles inanely."

  96. Whoops! Forgot to put my contact details. or @cremedelafemme on Twitter. Thanks!

  97. I'm currently reading Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

    1. Something hard - sapphires
    2. Something fast - "The executioner's blade swings up, and then down"
    3. Something sweet - pastries
    4. Something high - "I take a deep breath and launch into the sky."
    5. Something funny - "I hope I'm not keeping you from... whatever secretaries do in their free time."
    "Visit taverns mostly."


  98. Sarah M (@sqrqhmoqn)October 17, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Reading "Furiously Happy" by Jenny Lawson

    1."glass eyeballs"
    2."bullet train to Tokyo"
    3."giant hug"
    5. "Hailey was seven at the time and was that strange combination of confidently independent and dangerously stupid that really only comes with young children and drunks [...]"



  99. Reading Red Rain by RL Stein
    1. Something hard : saying goodbye "I didn't want to leave you. I didn't want to leave Ira and Elena."
    2. Something fast: hurricane "It came on so suddenly. I thought we had time"
    3. Something sweet: "Glancing down he saw a smashed ice cream cone on the pavement beneath his shoe."
    4. Something high: "...flocks of birds flying frantically..."
    5. Something funny: "What kind of their takes the food too?...A hungry one?"

  100. Water by Elephants by Sara Gruen

    1. Something hard: battered wooden table
    2. Something fast: frenetic music
    3. Something sweet: tapioca
    4. Something high: voice rising in a whine
    5. Something funny: Old Mr. McPherson showing up to church on Easter without trousers

    @Talia_Ann on Twitter

  101. Golden Son is my current read
    1. Something hard-Armor
    2. Something fast-Missiles
    3. Something sweet-His saving Theodora
    4. Something high-The Obisidians that tower over others
    5. Something funny- Sevro's lame puns and how they annoy others

    darjlj75 @

  102. currently reading Spark by Rachel Kraw
    1. Something hard - diamonds
    2. Something fast - a quick getaway
    3. Something sweet - instamatic point and shoot
    4. Something high - two tiered stone staircase
    5. Something funny -"there's a dance floor on the lawn?"

    @SapphiredDragonReads on instagram


    Reach me at: or twitter @literatigeek

  104. Book Scavenger Hunt List: Currently reading Deep by

    1. Something hard- Ben's abs
    2. Something fast- Liz's car
    3. Something sweet- Ben rubbing Liz's feet
    4. Something high- the bands floor at the hotel
    5. Something funny- Liz throwing apple juice in Ben's face

    reach me at or

  105. Currently reading The Martian by Andy Weir.

    Something hard- Rocks on Mars
    Something fast- Hermes Space Ship
    Something sweet - Reestablishing communications with Earth
    Something high- The Twin Peaks on Mars surface
    Something funny- Watney constant commentary about his hatred of disco music

  106. Currently reading The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

    1. Something hard-the cement floor of the room Call's father tries to trap him in
    2. Something fast-Havoc bursting away from Call to jump on Aaron
    3. Something sweet-the smell of Tamara's hair
    4. Something high-the secret corridor that Call, Aaron and Tamara are spying on Tamar's parents from
    5. Something funny-Call making is Evil Overlord list

    Thanks...that was fun (and helping me stay away a little longer!)

    justdeb @ debamarshall . com

  107. This is a fun one!
    Current read- Pied Piper of the Undead by Michael Whetzel

    Hard: 6ft jump between the roof tops
    Fast: Peter dashing through the street
    Sweet: Peters memories of his former crush
    High: the water tower
    Funny: zombie getting stuck in the ladder

    Contact - papajm25 @ gmail . com