2015 Cliche Klatch Challenge Tracking Page

2015 Cliche Klatch Challenge Tracking Page

CHALLENGE MET 3/25!!!!!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE TRACKING PAGE
To SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE GO HERE:  http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2015/01/cliche-klatch-challenge.html

THE CHALLENGE BEGINS ON GROUNDHOG DAY, FEBRUARY 2 and I won’t start listing til then. And, only books I finish in February or later.

http://www.kristisiegel.com/cliches.html

http://www.clichelist.net/cliches-b/

http://clicheweb.cambiaresearch.com/clicheweb/default.aspx

http://prowritingaid.com/art/21/List-of-Cliches.aspx#.VQGF_kbadGi

http://literarydevices.net/cliche/

I will be using this icon to identify books as part of the challengeCliche Klatch Icon

HERE I WILL List the Cliches I find the book and the review link.
Two cliches are allowed per book.
I am going for 36 to 50 “Jumping In With Both Feet

FOUND CLICHES:

1. All’s well that ends well:  ONLY ENCHANTING  by Mary Balogh Chapter 21 ARC/Kindle loc 3598 Used as a euphemism. REVIEW

2. Baptism by fire: Also ONLY ENCHANTING by Mary Balogh, also chapter 21 Loc 3685 A character says that a certain experience was what was called a baptism by fire.

3. Thank Goodness: AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, page 85.  Claire exclaims that someone, thank goodness, had gone on breathing.  I cannot imagine not using “thank goodness.” REVIEW

4. Having a Heart Attack: AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, page 592. Lost in the woods Claire says she is saved from having a heart attack.

5. Play(ing) the field: LOVE BY THE BOOK by Melissa Pimental narrated by Jayne Entwhistle. Review Tuesday, February 17

6. Time is Money: HERO by Samantha Young Chapter one, it is used satirically. Review 2/12

7.  Icing on the cake: HERO by Samantha Young Chapter one, it is used in a cliche fashion with the modification “On a very nice cake. ” REVIEW

8. Back to Square One:  TELL ME, TEASE ME  Two novellas in one volume by Olivia Cunning; Audio book. “Back to square one” appears in the first chapter on page one or two of TEASE ME. It is used in a cliche manner. Review week of 2/15

9. Go Ballistic (“Stopped going ballistic”):  TELL ME, TEASE ME  Two novellas in one volume by Olivia Cunning; Audio book. “Stopped going ballistic” appears in the first chapter on page one or two of TELL ME. It is also used in a cliche manner. Review week of 2/15

10.  None of Your Business: in CAPTIVATED BY YOU  by Sylvia Day. Crossfire Series #4: Gideon to an Old Girlfriend on page 109.  Review 2/20

11.  Blow Smoke at Me: in  CAPTIVATED BY YOU  by Sylvia Day. Crossfire Series #4:  Cary to Eva on page 278.

12. Sowing Wild Oats: SLOW BURN by K. Bromberg:  Becks mentions he still has wild oats to sow in an internal monologue. Review

13. Get a Room: DARK DEBT by Chloe Neill, Page 5 Review March 3

14. Kicked Some Ass: DARK DEBT by Chloe Neill, Page 194 Review March 3

15. His bark is worse than his bite: THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay Sands Review 2/24

16. On a Short Leash: THE IMMORTAL WHO LOVED ME by Lynsay Sands Review 2/24

17. Off the Hook: THE UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE by Jill Mansell, Chapter 2. Review 2/25

18. As luck would have it: FUNNY GIRL by Nick Hornby. Almost the first line. Review

19. A knockout: FUNNY GIRL by Nick Hornby, in Chapter 2 Review TBA

20. Escaped,…, by the skin of your Teeth (modified from “made it by the skin of my teeth,” added 3/1) In FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE ARC By Eloisa James, loc. 2501  REVIEW

21. Left/leave/jilted at the Altar (added 3/1) In FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE ARC By Eloisa James, locations: 303, 308, 543, 936, 1057 (exact), 2453, 3338, 4301, 4408, 4911, 4915, 4968.  Wow! This might win for the most impressive repetition of phrases.

22.  Cute as a button (added 3/3) in THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE VIRGIN by Jessica Clare, Intermix Books, NY.  E-Arc location 723 Review 3/19

23. Doesn’t have a clue (added 3/3)(variations of “slightest clue” and “never had a clue” in THE BILLIONAIRE AND THE VIRGIN by Jessica Clare, Intermix Books, NY.  E-Arc locations 852 and 2675).

24. Flesh and blood (added 3/3) in A SINFUL DECEPTION by Isabella Bradford  E-ARC loc. 1331 REVIEW

25. Blood is Thicker than Water in A SINFUL DECEPTION by Isabella Bradford  E-ARC loc. 2618

26. (Happy to) Play the Devil’s Advocate in BLOOD LEGACY by CJ Ellisson review 3/11 E-ARC loc 1832 REVIEW

27. Play With Fire (If you play with fire Gwendolyn, you’re going to get burned) Play the Devil’s Advocate in BLOOD LEGACY by CJ Ellisson review 3/11 E-ARC loc 1984

28.  Didn’t Stand a Chance in SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESS by Jennifer Ashley loc 1346 in the E-ARC REVIEW 3/25

29.  Roaring Fire in in SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESS  by Jennifer Ashley loc 1508 in the E-ARC

30. Crack of Dawn in AND I LOVE HER By Marie Force loc 1393 in the E-ARC REVIEW

31. Busting Your Balls in AND I LOVE HER By Marie Force loc 1535 in the E-ARC

32. Knocked up in WISHING FOR A HIGHLANDER by Jessie Gage page 180  Not Reviewed

33. Dress to the Nines  in WISHING FOR A HIGHLANDER by Jessie Gage page 56  Not Reviewed

34. (People) Vampires who live in Blood-bag-shaped (glass) houses shouldn’t throw stones: Contextual variant. THE DANGERS OF DATING A REBOUND VAMPIRE by Molly Harper S&S  p. 7 Ironic usage. REVIEW

35. She doesn’t (didn’t) know him from Adam, in A BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Anthology THE GIFT by Lynsay Sands page 12 (review 3/26)

36. Half cocked, in  A BITE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Anthology THE GIFT by Lynsay Sands page 49 (review 3/25)

37. Poker face in STILL THE ONE by Jill Shalvis.  Out April 7 from Penguin  Page 3 or 4 in my E-Galley Review April 4

38. Case in Point in STILL THE ONE by Jill Shalvis.  Out April 7 from Penguin  loc 104 in my E-Galley Review April 4

39. A Far Cry in STORM WARNED by Dani Harper, loc 4640 (ch 27) in my E-ARC releases 3/31.  Review 4/9

40.  Ill-fated in STORM WARNED by Dani Harper, loc 808 (ch 4) in my E-ARC releases 3/31.  Review 4/9

41. Without a Hitch At least twice in LAST CALL by Alice Clayton: A wedding a reception go off without a hitch. Review 3/27

42. Frightened/Scared to death in LAST CALL by Alice Clayton p. 145

43. Fifteen Minutes of fame in CAROLINA BLUES by Virginia Kantra Review week of March 29 Ironic use in that author is pointing out how cliche it is. 3/31

44.  Right on the button in CAROLINA BLUES by Virginia Kantra Review week of March 29 loc 345 in my E-Arc as Jack and Lauren try to find out more about each other as they dance around the start of a relationship.

45. Under someone’s thumb in I LOVED A ROGUE by  Katherine Ashe,  page 328 “the resigned air of a man thoroughly under the thumb of the woman he loved.”

46. Hot as hell  in  I LOVED A ROGUE by  Katherine Ashe, page 64 “…no women who made him hot as hell with a mere blink of her lashes,…” (blink of her lashes is also cliche but I already maxed this one out. )

47. Can’t/couldn’t make heads or tail(s) of ___ in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WICKED by Miranda Neville loc. 3516 Review 4/6

48.  You make your bed, and then you have to lay (sleep) in it – Variation to You made your bed sister, …. now you may lie on it. in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WICKED by Miranda Neville loc 1936 Review 4/6

49. Live Hand to Mouth in THE RUIN OF A ROGUE by Miranda Neville p 323 Review 4/7

50. Kept Her eyes on [the antiquity] in THE RUIN OF A ROGUE by Miranda Neville p 3 Review 4/7

51. Stand/Sit [up] straight: in THE LOVING DAYLIGHTS by Lynsay Sands  pp 63, 80, 150, 163 (proving itself cliche by repetition) Review 4/1

52 Straight-faced in: in THE LOVING DAYLIGHTS by Lynsay Sands  pp 176 & 177 (proving itself cliche by repetition) Review 4/1

 

 

Added in an new list b/c Clichelist.net is not being supported.  Any list will do but here’s one I like: http://prowritingaid.com/art/21/List-of-Cliches.aspx#.VPYpLUbadGg

CLICHE LIST

(Added to from main list at http://clichesite.com/alpha_list.asp?which=lett+13/3/15,  Prowriting aid’s list of cliches: http://prowritingaid.com/art/21/List-of-Cliches.aspx#.VPYpLUbadGg)

Also using STEVE’S CLICHE LIST: http://clicheweb.cambiaresearch.com/clicheweb/classiccliches/cliche_list.html

  1. Acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree, The
  2. All’s well that ends well (added 2/3/15)
  3. As luck would have it (added 2/20/15)
  4. At the crack of dawn
  5. Asleep at the wheel
  6. back to square one  (added 2/11)
  7. ball of wax, The whole
  8. Balls to the wall
  9. Baptism by Fire (Added 2/3/15)
  10. Bet the farm
  11. Blood is thicker than water (added 3/3/15)
  12. Blow Smoke at me (added 2/17)
  13. Bust(ing) your balls (added 3/11)
  14. Caca me me scheme (cockamamy or any spelling variant)
  15. can of whoop ass, Open up a
  16. Case in Point (added 3/12)
  17. Champagne taste and a beer budget (variants)
  18. Chomping at the bit
  19. Cover your ass
  20. Couldn’t make heads or tails of it  (added 3/22)
  21. Cut the mustard
  22. cute as a button (added 3/3/15)
  23. Dances/moves to the beat of a different drummer
  24. Deer in the headlights
  25. Diamond in the rough
  26. Doesn’t have a clue (added 3/3/15)
  27. Doesn’t stand a chance
  28. Don’t get your knickers in a twist/panties in a bunch
  29. Down in the mouth/on your luck
  30. Dressed to the Nines (added 3/11)
  31. Drink the Kool-Aid
  32. Don’t Rock the Boat/Rock the Boat
  33. Dropping like Flies
  34. Elephant in the Room
  35. Ends justify the means, The
  36. Escaped,…, by the skin of your Teeth (added 3/1)
  37. Everything but the kitchen sink
  38. Everything’s hunky dory
  39. Face only a mother could love, A
  40. Fancy meeting you here
  41. Far-cry, A (added 3/17)
  42. Few fries short of a happy meal/Few sandwiches short of a picnic, A
  43. fifteen minutes of fame (added 3/20)
  44. Flesh and blood (added 3/3/15)
  45. Frightened/Scared to death (added 3/18)
  46. Get a room.  Added 2/20
  47. Give it a whirl
  48. Go ballistic (added 2/11/15)
  49. Got the stuffing beat out of him
  50. Green with envy
  51. Greener pastures
  52. Half-Cocked (Added 3/12)
  53. Happy as a pig in mud (Happy as a pig in sh#t)
  54. Haste makes waste
  55. Having a heart attack (added 2/3/15)
  56. Head over heels
  57. Heart of gold
  58. Hide the salami
  59. His bark is worse than his bite (added 2/20)
  60. Hit the books/bricks/deck!/ hay/road/sack, etc.
  61. Hook, line and sinker
  62. Hot as hell (added 3/21)
  63. I beg to differ
  64. Icing on the cake, The (Added 2/7/15)
  65. I’ll bet dollar(s) to doughnut(s)
  66. Ill-fated (added 3/31)
  67. In cold blood
  68. In the nick of time.
  69. It ain’t rocket science
  70. It’s better than a sharp stick in the eye
  71. Jack of all trades and a master of none, A
  72. Jockeying for position
  73. Just the tip of the iceberg
  74. Kept/Keep my/your/his/her eye on something (added 3/25)
  75. Kicked some ass/Kicked Ass Added 2/20
  76. Kings Ransom, A
  77. Knocked up (added 3/11)
  78. Knockout, A  (added 2/20)
  79. Left/leave/jilted at the Altar (added 3/1)
  80. Live hand to mouth (added 3/25)
  81. Making whoopee
  82. Money grubbing
  83. Must be seeing things, I
  84. My bad
  85. No holds barred
  86. Naked as a jaybird/the day you were born
  87. None of your business (Added 2/17)
  88. No skin off my nose
  89. No strings attached
  90. Object of desire
  91. Off the Hook (added 2/21)
  92. On a lark
  93. On a short leash
  94. Out of the woods
  95. Out of the clear blue/blue
  96. Out to lunch
  97. Out Sowing Wild Oats (Added 2/20)
  98. Over a barrel
  99. Over the top
  100. Pack it in
  101. Pay as you go
  102. Payback is a bitch
  103. Penny pincher
  104. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones: Added 3/11/15
  105. Piece of cake
  106. Play Devils advocate (added 3/8 http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/_Which_clich_annoys_you_the_most__46944.aspx)
  107. Play it by ear
  108. Play the Field added 2/7/15
  109. Play with Fire (3/8)
  110. Poker Face (added 3/12)
  111. Poor as a church mouse
  112. Pound of flesh
  113. Quick Buck, A
  114. Quiet as a church mouse
  115. Rain on my parade (Don’t)
  116. Raking it in/Raking in the money
  117. Read the fine print
  118. Right on the button (added 3/20)
  119. Roaring Fire (added 3/11)
  120. Roll of the dice, A
  121. Rotten to the core
  122. Rub salt in the wound
  123. Rub your nose (face) in it, To
  124. See you later alligator
  125. Separate the wheat from the chaff
  126. Shed some light on, To
  127. She doesn’t know me from Adam (added 3/12)
  128. Shot in the dark, A
  129. Slam Dunk, A
  130. Slipped through your fingers
  131. Slow as molasses in January
  132. Sly as a fox, To be
  133. Small potatoes
  134. Stand/sit up straight (added 3/25 This is not in a list but it’s use several times in the book mentioned presents it as a cliche.)
  135. Sugarcoat something, To
  136. Tail between his legs
  137. Take it easy
  138. Take it from me
  139. Take it to the limit
  140. Talk shop
  141. Thank Goodness (added 2/3/15)
  142. That’s a load off my mind
  143. That’s the ticket
  144. Think outside the box, To
  145. Thumb your nose at, To
  146. Time is Money (added 2/7/15)
  147. Toe/Tow the line
  148. Under someone’s thumb
  149. Uphill battle
  150. Variety is the spice of life
  151. Waiting for the other shoe to drop
  152. Watch your mouth, To
  153. What a way to go
  154. What are you stewing about?
  155. What goes around comes around
  156. Witch Hunt, A
  157. Without a hitch (Added 3/19)
  158. Wrong side of the tracks, The
  159. Yank someone’s chain, To
  160. You lost me
  161. You make your bed, and then you have to lay (sleep) in it (added 3/22)
  162. Zip it!/Zip Your lip
  163. Zoo, What A
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