LibraryThing Valentine's Day Heart Hunt 2019
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Thanks for your patience, everyone! Love is (finally) in the air here at LibraryThing, and we're pleased to announce the second annual LibraryThing Valentine's Day Heart Hunt!
» Go find the hearts!
We've put our hearts into writing 18 love-themed clues for you to solve. Read and solve the clues, and find the page on LibraryThing that matches your solution. You have one week—until Tuesday, Feb. 19th—to find as many hearts as you can.
Use this thread to brag, ask for and give hints, etc.
Important: When giving hints, please use the spoiler tag. To mark something as a spoiler, start your message like this:
And end it like this:
As in past treasure hunts, we'll be awarding profile badges to anyone who finds at least one heart, upgrading accounts to lifetime memberships for anyone who finds at least five, and anyone who finds at least 15 will be entered into a drawing for a LibraryThing or TinyCat t-shirt of their choice.
Excellent! Thank you for another treasure hunt.
https://www.librarything.com/valentinestreasurehunt2019.php generates a script prompt, inviting me to sign in to https://athena.librarything.com. I presume that's a development artefact and isn't meant to be there?
>4 konallis: Aha, found it. Somebody left an athena link to the little heart icon. Whoops! Sorry about that. Should be working properly now. Thank you!
Are we supposed to get the little yellow bar announcing the hunt? I usually do (I have completed all previous hunts) but I did not get a yellow bar today; I just happened to stumble upon a string of threads that led me here.
>8 macsbrains: We should have one up soon, but for the time being, it's not there.
Whereas I'm having instant trouble. Not with the obvious ones that are just looking for words and things, but anything involving an actual book or movie? This is not my area of expertise...
(ETA meaning the genres. We all love books here!)
Surely the city of love is
I looked for both in the CK section and, nothing....
>13 ScarletBea: No, neither of those. What is another
Yay! I love these! (I must have been in the zone or something because... I got them all already. I usually have at least a solid handful I have to puzzle over for a long time.) Happy to give clues if anyone wants any.
Got 13 as fast as I could type the relevant text into the search box - now I'm left with the ones that require me to actually have familiarity with the plots of romance novels or movies.
For #8, I'd never heard of it.
And I just got #11 through sheer cussedness:
Hint 1: The genre is
Love this! I've found half so far, but am stumped on a few that I thought were obvious, but was wrong about. Need to think a little.
I was waiting for one of the hearts to be #14, and was so giddy when I read it that I actually squeed out loud. Yes, I'm that nerdy.
Hint 1: The genre is
Hint 2: "Okay? Okay."
>19 lorax: I'm only first hand familiar with 4 of them (6, 10, 15 & 16) and 2 others only in passing (12 & 14.)
You were a big help, and I found #8 it instantly with the "bigger spoiler" clue.
(Edited to refer to the clue number I found)
>20 lycomayflower: Ah, hint 3 for #11 is what I missed there.
>19 lorax: I used that #11 tactic to get two of the other clues.
Thanks to the cluse here I have everything but 12, which has me completely stuck.
>27 yoyogod: #12
Is anyone finding this hunt easier than the Christmas one? I was totally stumped with so many for the 12 Days of LT.
>24 macsbrains: Yeah, a lot of these do require at least knowledge of straight up romance, if not having read a lot of it. Several of the clues have dead giveaways if you're up on romance and are probably totally opaque if you're not. Nature of the game!
Hooray! Well, I've found most of them without too much trouble, although I thought my lack of romance genre knowledge would slow me down. Only 4, 5, and 18 to go...
I thought I got #6, but I actually solved #15.... so now I'm stumped on #6 because none of the works pages are the correct answer.
>32 monnibo: Yes! For the Christmas one, I often knew the answer but struggled to find what page to land on to get the pear. I don't know if this one is actually easier or if I've just had some practice now and am better at guessing where the actual heart would be.
If you think you know the answer but can't find it,
>39 fyrefly98: Tell me about it!
I've got all except #4 - I'm still trying but that one is really stumping me!
Am I the only one stumped by #14? I must be dwelling on The Man in Black line too much because I can't stop thinking about Johnny Cash.
It took me ages to get it, but #4 is a
>46 mstrust: For #14
I also have all but #4 at this point. Any clues people could share?
>46 mstrust: Think
>46 mstrust: You don't know 14?
>53 lorax: Thank you! That helped me get it. I knew things sounded familiar, but could not put it together myself.
Got #4! Thanks for the hints. Now I'm done the hunt!
Thanks very much to LT staff for another fun diversion! Now I have to get after the stuff I should have been doing when I discovered this was live.
I'm pretty sure I got at least one because I was searching for the wrong clue and had to double-back for the clue I'd misinterpreted, but this was fun! Even for a non-romance-type like me.
Got all bar #16; 7 without help, then I had to start Googling and checking this thread. I have to say most have gone over my head since I don't read much in the way of romance fiction.
Does anyone have any clues for 16?
Maybe when this is over, someone will explain to me how we were supposed to get #11 without brute-forcing it or asking for hints, if we hadn't read it. I sort of feel like these hunts should at least give a hook to search on, if it's a specific book or author. I saw the spoilers in 22 (after I'd already solved it - didn't use them), but if you didn't know any of those, there's nothing to search on.
>62 Maddz: #16 is
I finally got them all. I actually read #7 last year and still didn't recognize it in the clue. It was only the fact that no one else seemed to have a problem with it that I thought it must be something recently visible.
I realize now that >20 lycomayflower: gave me a clue up above, but somehow I thought 20 & 22 were referring to the same thing...
Thanks for all the help, everyone! I needed it :)
>62 Maddz: Think of
YAY! I found all 18!! (only had to "cheat" for 3 of them) What fun!! Great job developers!!
Got 'em. Only had to look at a few spoiler clues here. I must say, they were very good at not entirely giving it away, but nudging in the right direction. Thanks! As always, LT, job well done.
Any hint for #15 would be appreciated as that's my lone one unsolved; I thought I had it but everything I'm trying with it isn't coming up.
Finally found them all! Thanks for the tips, everyone, and thanks especially to the LT team for creating the hunt. This is one of my favourite things on LT.
>63 lorax: lorax
I haven't read it but knew it immediately. I think if you're
Hooray and thanks to all for the #15 clues; I didn't connect it to a work so kept typing one or the other but not both together.
Still need to get 3, 4, 7, 11, 18. I'm putting this down for a while and coming back to it. I didn't need any of the spoilers on this thread but I did a lot of googling. Number 16 was easy EXCEPT! that I was
I need more help on #7 .... I don't watch movies, and am way past the YA stage, so I'm really lost here.
I am having trouble with 7... it seems like
I finally found it by Googling
The book has a different title, but the char name was the clue I needed.
I am, obviously, not a member of the community surrounding the author. So, without connection to the book or author, the clue tells us:
There is a male author (presumably of romance novels, because of the day) who has written more than one book. One of which may in some way be associated with the word "okay", or be contentious such that "okay, okay" as an argument-ender would be associated with it.
My problem isn't that I didn't know the answer; my problem is that, short of "cheating" by asking for help, I don't see anything there that could help us FIND the answer. "Okay" isn't usefully searchable.
Got them all (with a little help from my friends and google)!
Never heard of some of the books, but that is okay. Always educational.
Thanks LT Staff et al. I had a wonderful time!
I don't see that. I didn't get to it that way, and
Perhaps you could explain.
No, I don't. Like lilithcat, I get a music video, with or without quotes, regularly or in an incognito window.
If you're getting it, it's because Google's search results are personalized and contextual, and it knows you have associations with the book/author.
Got all of them, four out of familiarity with the work, five because they didn't refer to a work/author and were obvious, the rest from google searching (some of them took a few tries). In general it helped me to remember that
>98 lorax: I tried it in an incognito window and it works if you
spoiler tags suddenly not working for me. Anyone else having that problem?
ETA: and now, of course, they are.
Got'em all with a little help from friends (thanks friends!)
So much fun as always. Thanks to all who put this together!
>105 disneyworldmouse: One that's definitely for googling if (like me) you're weak on the romance genre.
15 was amusingly difficult, because I made it so hard for myself. I immediately knew what literary form the numbers referred to, but was confused because the clue itself wasn't in that form and I completely forgot about the relevance of the first line in the clue. (Also that they have their own Work, and aren't just bunged into a Complete Works or part of a monologue.)
I would have never got 11 without this thread, and several others I knew but couldn't name. I need to spend some time over the next few days exploring the read-alikes and work pages, I think. My TBR pile is growing shockingly low, and I haven't read much similar to the knew-but-couldn't-name books recently - it might be a nice change up!
And isn't it always fun to be spurred to explore a different genre or topic for a while, as a result of these scavenger hunts. :)
Romance isn't a genre I know well, but I got close to half right away, then all but #4 with some hints here (thanks, everyone) and by Googling. I somehow got #11, but I don't remember how, nor do I remember the answer.
ETA: Got it. duh
>112 Porua: You may find yourself groaning when you realize the answer is the theme to the entire hunt! (and don't forget that the clues tend heavily towards rhymes)
>112 Porua: Read the poem out loud and the rhyme will fall into place. Hopefully.
I get a book about Vietnam, another about a radio station, a third by a woman (and we know we're looking for a male author). So, no.
Could folks try to remember >1 lorannen:'s admonition to use spoiler tags as needed? Be careful. Sometimes information that you're imparting may seem so obvious as to be non-spoiler, but someone else who's having a mental block might find it a serious spoiler.
>115 lilithcat: Maybe this will nudge you towards the right answer, because I found this one really hard too. Clue for #11:
#114 Yes! That worked. I am awfully dense when it comes to rhymes. Thanks, mstrust!
Thanks for all the helpful posts. I got several on my own or googling like mad, but I just haven't been to a romance movie in a long time, and romance is not my usual genre, so there was stretching involved and sometimes tunneling 2&3 deep into hints.
>115 lilithcat: Do the search again but click on images and look at the image titles if the actual book cover doesn’t show.
I got all 18 without hints and 13 without any Googling. But then I read romances.
I got #14 while thinking I had #8. Had to use clues from here & google to eventually get that pesky #8 so thanks to those that helped. I now have them all with a bit more help from here as well.
I'm not sure why, but 15 is giving me the collywobbles. Even rereading the hints folks have put here already...
Thanks LT crew for another fun search
>107 CurrerBell: CurrerBell: Thanks! I never would have gotten #2 without your hints.
Ah, got a bunch on my own, then used some hints here and am down to only three left!
7, 8, 18.
Will be back daily to keep trying until I get them all. I haven't yet used Google.
Got 10 on my first go through. Now I need to start pondering some more. I might just start punching in things and seeing if I happen to encounter a few. At least one answer I guessed would be there before I actually read the clue.
I've got 8 so far. Some are giving me trouble. I'll keep trying and keep an eye on the spoilers.
Done! I was able to get 13 without any help, and got the next 5 with a bit of help. I found #4 last, and realized that it sounded so familiar because I actually own it, although I read it a very long time ago.
So much fun - thanks to the organizers!
Wow - I would not have gotten 5, 8 and 18 without the great hints above. Love these treasure hunts!
So my biggest problem is I can never remember how to do a Tagmash. Help someone please?
It's been fun, but not following YA or the movies closely is a drawback for these hunts. Thanks for the tips!
All done now. Got most myself and had to do a bit of googling for some. Thanks all x
Only managed 2 more and my random guesses haven't panned out yet. The remaining clues feel familiar but no hits so far.
All done! Thanks for the fun hunt! Thanks, too, for the hints on the more YA oriented clues.
Phew, got them all in the end, thanks for the hints guys particularly on YA ones as not my area. Good way of hunting for different areas of the site. Thanks for the hunt, it was fun :-)
I was stuck on #14, but finally got it. Thanks for all of the fun. I've got all 18 :-)
Just got the last three. Quite a combination of my own knowledge, some googling and some great spoilers from my LT friends. Good one💜
>145 vancouverdeb: For #14 1)
>147 Zoes_Human: Thanks for the spoiler, but fortunately I already got it.
But thanks so much anyway. I'm sure you will help someone else!
I am totally stuck on #2, # 6 and #7. Even clicking all the spoilers. Can anyone clarify?
>150 vancouverdeb: I already did that (and got a heart somewhere else) but #2 still doesn't register as 'collected' (and yes, I refreshed my cache). Thanks.
>151 SandyAMcPherson: So sorry! I was looking at clue number 3 . My bad. So sorry!
Got eight so far without looking at clues. Hoping to find a few more before I start looking at them.
>149 SandyAMcPherson: I got #7 by googling (other search engines are available) parts of the clue
>157 mzonderm: mzonderm: google is your friend
Thanks >156 AHS-Wolfy:, sure needed that help for #7.
Still mystified by #6, though. I got the rhyming word and know what author is in the clue, but those are perhaps deceptive terms to search...
>160 SandyAMcPherson: Some clues on #6 sended me off in the wrong direction, it is simple
This was my first LT hunt, never would have figured many of them out without everyone’s help. Thanks!
>164 SandyAMcPherson: I had trouble with that one for the longest time. Couldn't work it out. Then I watched some TV and ate some goodies and came back and I just knew. It's often the "easiest" things that are the most difficult, because we expect them to be difficult.
Glad you worked it out in the end!
>163 AliciaR60: The first hunt is definitely the hardest, but each one after gets easier and easier, and more fun!
The first hunt is definitely the hardest, but each one after gets easier and easier, and more fun!
First one may be the hardest, but it's definitely not monotonic after that - this one had a lot of narrowly-themed romance genre questions, that for someone unfamiliar with the genre required googling or hints - no good way to get them with internal LT tools.
I don't know why I am having so much trouble with #13, it's probably the most obvious, and I can't seem to get it. I'm probably overthinking it.
It was in my news sidebar -- no, now I see a banner, altho it's not yellow.
ETA: Got them all pretty quickly except for 5, 7, 8 and 18. Having trouble with the YA and movie clues too....
>160 SandyAMcPherson: Ohh, I see. I was looking at the wrong word to rhyme.
Clue 2 is a no-brainer if you live in Singapore.
Because of your bigger spoiler, I thought of looking
Finally got them all! My brain needs a break now;) Thanks LT for yet another wonderful romp through literature:) And thanks for all the hints, i really needed help on a couple of them.
Does one need to have the yellow bar across in order to play?
I was going great guns until the bar began to irritate me and I clicked on the X. Haven't found a single one since.
>177 EdwinKort: If you are looking for #8:
For the goatherd/shepherdess, I kept finding
>180 mzonderm: Number 8 had me stumped too until I thought of this:
>32 monnibo: actually, no, it's a lot harder for me. I haven't read or am familiar with most of the hearts I've discovered (thanks for the clues, everyone!).
Still stuck on #7, I'll keep looking.
all done except #10. I think I have the correct book, but nothing is working.
>156 AHS-Wolfy: lots of searching for that one, finally got #7 as well.
Thanks for all the clues!
Hurrah! I discovered tagmash! Now I have all 18. Many thanks for another fun hunt.
>190 tiffin: #6
>195 Morphidae:: Thanks, Morphy. I think my brain has seized up with all the snow we got.
Many thanks for those final hints on #8.....I knew I must be missing something! Another fun Challenge and wishing everyone here a very Happy Valentine's Day :)
OK, searching on own and then looking at clues has me with only #4 and #16 yet to be found.
Probably not a
>201 lilithcat: OFPS! The ole brain just didn't "see" the pretty obvious sitting right there in front of it's face. But that's not all THAT unusual for me. There's numerous instances where I put my travel mug of coffee down somewhere in the aisle I'm packing out, and I'll completely miss seeing it when I look for it later.
That was fun, found 16 in 30 minutes, but needed help with #18 & #14. #1 thru #6 & #8 were the easiest for me. Now it’s way past my bedtime! Thanks LT! 🛌💭📖
Well I'm still stumped. Romance and YA aren't my thing. I got most of the ones that referred to common knowledge or things, and got a couple good guesses, but time to look up some hints now.
Ps. Clue #14 was awesome!
>38 monnibo:. Thanks! #5 was my tough one, And I even had the idea but clicked the wrong part of the answer.
Thanks.. Found it now.
Still looking for #4 and #16
I know the author of #16, but still can't figure it out
>208 EdwinKort:: Check the works by that author (#16)(I hadnt heard of this one either)
>208 EdwinKort: If you know the author, go to their page and then
Found them all. Thanks for some of the clue's. Others made me look at the wrong places, but still... Found them all now. On to the next hunt. Easter?
YAY! Searching and clicking here, there, and everywhere got me #18! Got them all now!
>213 CurrerBell: Ooh! I know this one! The answers are green, lyre, snake, potato, James Joyce, and beer!
...okay, maybe not. Shamrock would be cool though.
Most likely the next hunt will be for Easter, but you never know. 2018 was the first time we had a Christmas Hunt, so, considering the popularity of the hunts, we could see one for St Pats.
OK, I got them all finally, but there was no way I was getting #7 without lots of hints.
#6 banging head on keyboard #6 The others were a piece of cake for the most part.
>220 lilithcat:: it worked this time! I had already tried that, lilithcat, but for some reason it didn't take. I discovered the batteries in my keyboard needed replacing, and it worked after I did! Go figure. Thanks so much.
Number 11 is the only one missing now - even with the clues written here :(
Ah, finally: the clues didn't help, though...
Thank you very much for yet another fun challenge! It took me a while to figure out the answer for #16... I finally got it when I start blitzing all of the author’s books, ha!
I thought for sure it was paris.. but I can't find anything on paris with the heart....
Please put specific information about answers behind spoiler tags. That said,
Got 17 - all except for the final one which everyone else got = #13.
I've tried Books, Authors, Works, Common Knowledge, Tags...and guess (s)> are not sold in the store,
so, help welcome!
Boom. I liked this one. And got all of them except for a couple without help. Pretty cool!! Much fun!!!!
This clue alone makes the game worth it, and the price of my lifetime membership, too. It's gorgeous, and I have no idea what it's referring to.
I'm sorry to say
That no matter how rich your friend is
He's still awful, if in want of a wife.
Although I seem to be a better pirate or pear than a heart, I loved the hunt. Thank you, LT<ers for the hunt and the hints!
>232 boblinfortino: You don't submit the answer, you go to the answers page. So, if the answer to the riddle was "The Cat in the Hat" you'd go to the Cat in the Hat's book page and at the top it would say something like, 'you found a heart'.
I'm absolutely stymied by #18. >171 calm:'s hint didn't seem to work for me.
So........several hours in........still seeking #9 and #13. I am certain that I have the correct answers to the riddles but nothing I do with them is working for me.
But this has certainly been a fun little challenge.
>243 rainpebble: Are you checking the tag pages for your answers? If so it could be a case of pluralisation or not to get the right one.
>241 PawsforThought: Thank you, Paws!
>243 rainpebble: rainpebble,
Wow! Got em all, thanks to several hints! Thanks to LT for making up these fun challenges, and thanks to everyone who posted hints (although truthfully, a lot of them were just as obscure as the original clue--due to my ignorance, can't blame the "hinters"!) Looking forward to the next one! Happy Valentines Day, everyone!
I only got five by myself so far. I will have to start looking at all your clues soon!
>233 SomeGuyInVirginia: My only regret about that one is that I didn't write it myself. It's A+
Does anyone know when we get notified that we've won prizes? I finished this yesterday but haven't heard anything yet.
Read the initial post. The contest runs to February 19. Obviously, winners won't be announced until after that.
Sifting through hints now. Turns out one of my random guesses was actually right. I just hit the book and not the author. Woops.
Ah. Ok. I thought it was immediately for the prizes that don't involve a drawing. Thanks, lilithcat.
Wasn't less than a week ago that we were notified about the Christmas badges?
>242 quondame: It was with great disappointment and dismay that I finally accepted that I could no longer eat cabbage. Life is not the same.
Well I'm still stumped on 4, 5, and 7. I don't follow YA, or movies, or romance anything, or actors. IMDB isn't helping either! Bah! More google.
Okay, got #7, though I have never heard of the film. I do recall seeing the book once.
Not sure how I got #12. Thought I had been on that page before, but this time it gave me a heart!
>258 WeeTurtle: For #5
Are you a fan of the Simpsons and Groundskeeper Willie?
"And I just got #11 through sheer cussedness:"
I followed your advice and ended up with TWO more hearts just from the first 'page' of
>261 BookLizard: I've been curious if many people have been getting the reference. It's sort of a personal joke when it comes to wanting to preserve books.
Wow. #5 was one of my random "surely a romance based clue game would reference this" guesses but I never actually searched it!
Arrrgh! Well, I got them all, but two days later I can't remember them.....
Got them all, easier than they appeared at first, but 7 took me ages (never heard of book or movie).
>252 lorannen:. Don't fret, it's like picking a single lilly from a field.
Thank you for your helpful clues regarding tags, etc. I had never used the Zeitgeist before and all I knew of 'tags' was that I 'tagged' my own books. I have learned a lot through this little game.
Thanks for the fun (& frustration). LOL
Will 'see' you for the shamrocks!
Despite the best efforts and hints I still cannot figure out 4, 9, 11, 12, and 18.
>269 quondame:. Same for me. It should be built so that once you get a heart, if you click on the check box on the clue page, it should bring you back to the page with the heart. But do not fear, after it is over, all the answers will be listed in Talk.
>271 PawsforThought: Got it! Not quite that way. Had to involve some good and a bit of roundabout clicking (first page visit didn't register) but I got it! Thanks.
>283 ddwarriner: #8 I had to google. #6 is one of those clues that's more elaborate than it needs to be.
I searched for it, I had to click on the name in the Tags section before I could get the heart
>269 quondame: That sounds just like me! I can never help with hints because I never remember what the answers are within a day or two of finding them! LOL! (To be honest, that's not always the case, but often!)
Ok, I know #13 should be the really obvious
Wow! #7 was super-hard for me! Even using the clues and Googling what people suggested, I was getting lists and lists of possibilities!
Thank you to >185 perennialreader:! That's the clue that finally got it for me!
Now, I only have #8 left...
Even with all the hints and Googling, I'm not getting #8.
Finally I've gotten all the hearts. Thanks to everyone who supplied clues, I really needed their help to get number 7. :)
>296 LibraryCin: And this should make the SPOILER obvious:
>298 CurrerBell: Do I even have the correct
Ok, as I reread >298 CurrerBell: I tried searching
(But thank you so much for trying to help. Maybe I should take a break and come back again tomorrow!)
>299 CurrerBell: and >300 CurrerBell:
Wow, even with your hint of >300 CurrerBell:, I couldn't get
I had to google to find another antonym for short. It never occurred to me that that was an antonym for short!!!
Again, thank you for all your help and hints. I finally got it (but obviously NEVER would have without your additional clues!).
>303 wd40sw: Further SPOILER:
>185 perennialreader: Thanks!
5 - obvious (looking back)
Thanks, LT goddesses and gods, for the hunt (and the frustration!).
I like the notion of link-backs from clues to their solutions, once they’re solved. There were at least a couple this go-round that I actually got unwittingly, but I’m not sure which clues the solutions match. Thanks for another fun hunt!
265> "Save me from the books!" That's why I became a librarian - so I wouldn't have to keep all the books I want to read in my home.
And I got the answer to number 5 the same way you did.
Wow! #8 was hard. Even with several great clues here, I couldn't find it until, thanks to >187 ILuvBookplates:, I searched for the potential
I just got #2 using a clue for #11. It makes no sense to me. :-/
I have all but #11, and I haven't found any of the clues or spoilers for #11 here to be helpful yet. :P
Three more to go! 2, 11 and 18 have me stumped in spite of all the helpful hints. I got 8 on my own so I want to thank every one for the helpful clues.
Woo hoo! Just found my last heart and very pleased that I did so without looking at anybody else's hints and spoiler alerts. A nice way to spend a lazy Sunday arvo in Melbourne, Australia. Go me!
8 and 14 are vexing me - I've read all the clues and all I sorted out from that for 8 is
>313 BookLizard: Library Tech in training here. ;). Though I'm pondering how one goes about making a private archive. LibraryThing here is my current catalogue.
There's no St. Paddy's challenge, we can all maybe add/ review green books and cover the home pages in some appropriate colour. ;)
#11 is a quote from a book by a well-known YA author. He
#14 is perhaps more famous as a film, rather than a book. The film is from
>329 joriestory: I had to have CurrerBell, starting at >294 CurrerBell: pretty much walk me through it (#8) in its entirety. You can follow along between our conversation starting at >294 CurrerBell:, but I may have put something really obvious in one of my spoilers, I can't recall now.
ETA: I went back and looked. I don't believe I gave away that
>331 Petroglyph: Ooh bless you!! (big smiles) I couldn't sort out what to do with
>332 LibraryCin: Ooh that's the whole convo I was using to sort it out!! I think I spun myself into a grave trying to get it -- but somehow when Petroglyph mentioned what they did about what to do behind their spoiler - it just "clicked!"
If it wasn't for >331 Petroglyph: I think I would have gone properly out of my head with frustration!! Thank you!
Seriously -- its not just on LT where we have to dig a bit past the surface of things, as I honestly was clicking on the wrong, erhm
I am so thankful we're a supportive community... talk about mind-twisters, this time round! Jolly good fun!
>333 quondame: Ooh I spied that error -- that's why I originally going to say "still seeking" No14 - til I recognised what was wrong and then, of course I nearly blundered that hint anyway! lol
Thanks for all the help because I now have 17! But still stuck on #2. I've followed previous hints but can't get there... anything else I need to think about to steer me in the right direction.
ETA I did it!!! I miss read the word to google in previous hints :D Thanks everyone!
#16 was a pain and challenge for my membrane. Here is my clue (spoiler alert) Two homophones next to one another plus a synonym for valentine written by Edgar)
I wanted to send a clue to #326, steampunkkitties but I do not know how to do spoiler alerts so they are hidden. I am novice at this. Seeking help because I want the full experience of this challenge.
I got my first 12 hearts in half an hour, the next 4 involved considerable head-scratching and took a lot longer. The final two had me completely stumped, if it had not been for the hints from >280 amanda4242: and >185 perennialreader:.
Thank you both; and thanks to the Library Thing staff for putting together such an enjoyable Treasure Hunt.
A lot of these books and authors I had never heard of, so kudos for well-constructed clues.
I have only read 2 of the books referenced. I guess romance really is not my thing!
I finally found them all. Was stuck the longest on what, looking back, was probably the easiest...#6! (I made it too difficult) Had been off-line for a few days and was happy to get in on the hunt before it was too late!
Thank you! Found it! :D Oddly enough, I've not only never heard of the author, but never heard of any of his books, or their movies either. :P
Thank you. I just saw that before reading your message. I should have read more thoroughly.
Damn, you're right. Right underneath one another, they are. I've edited that post.
Done! I thought most of them were pretty difficult. Thank you all for your hints!
Thank you to everyone for help with the quiz. This is my first time as I am a new member here. I have really enjoyed it and look forward to getting to know you all.
>347 mrsb623: Have you clicked on a tag and want to sort by most recently published?
Underneath the headline "Tagged works", but above the list of the works there's a row of clickable alternatives to sort by: "Most often tagged", "Weighted", "Popular recently" and "Published recently". If the alternative is blue, click it to sort the work that way. If it's black and bolded, it's already sorted in that way.
I got them all, but there was no way I could’ve done it without you. Thank you all for the help and hints, you are a group of bright shining stars!
I honestly was looking up
Well, that was fun, as usual, but I guess I'm going to have to settle for 16. I have no chance of getting #7 or #11; I don't have any pathways through YA territory.
>352 krazy4katz: I did, thanks. I'm afraid none of the hints on #11 mean anything to me. I guess I could google my way to an answer on both, but I think I'll rest with what I've got. At least I got all the Pirate and Pear Tree ones--very gratifying!
>353 Meredy: That was also the most difficult one for me. A better clue would have been
Thanks for the help. I have to give up on the last two this was fun but extremely hard. Guess I need more romance in my life.
>354 ScarletBea: Ah, thanks--I had actually been to that book page several times, but I didn't think to click on the author page. That makes 17.
Thanks for all the hints! There are always a few works/authors that are unfamiliar to me. The hints get me through every time.
And thanks to the LT team for putting these together!
Phew! I only just spotted this just now. Got all the hearts with a few hints from LT friends!
Someone mentioned you will kick yourself if you overthink no 3 - yep, that was me! It was the last one I got - duh!
I managed 12 hearts on my wits alone and then hit up this talk for hints :)
I struggled with No. 1 though going through a couple of other cities that I thought were city of love before finally remembering the right one.
Of course I initially failed because
I have all 18 which marks my first fully successful hunt :)
Finally got them all. Thank you for doing this and for all the hints. I gave up several times but had to come back and try again!! This one seemed harder than usual. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Congrats to everyone who's found hearts! I'm finally back after a long weekend, and will be here to help with hints until we wrap things up (5pm EST today). Happy heart hunting!
EDIT: never mind, I found a heart but it wasn't the one I was looking for.
I could not remember the name of the book for #4, but I remembered I borrowed it from my sister, so I found it in my catalog by searching for her name. Would they all be that easy.
Yay, I got them all just in time, thanks to all the lovely hints above. Another successful hunt, thanks to all who put it together and helped with the hints.
WOW! Just got the last one, thanks to reading some helpful clues. Thank you, clue-givers!! These Hunts are so much fun! Thank you LibraryThing!!
>99 PawsforThought: Thanks! I own this book and have seen the movie and still didn't get the answer.
>280 amanda4242: Thanks for the hint on #4! I was certain it was
Amazing! And so much fun. Even though I'm not much of a romance reader I found all the hearts, and it only took a few hours of hunting. Couldn't have done it without a LOT of hints. Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful clues!
Thanks for joining in the fun, everyone! The Valentine's Day Heart Hunt is officially over! I'll be back tomorrow with some stats, but for now, I'm posting the Heart solutions in >1 lorannen:.
Thank you LT people for creating a great hunt! I also appreciate all the wonderful clues from my compatriots here.
And, by the way, is there another one in the planning stages? Not too soon and not too long from now, but I wouldn’t want to get too rusty. ;-)
Thanks, lorannen, et al.! Noting the "hunting calls" for St. Patrick's, Easter (Green Eggs and Ham?) and beyond, I'm beginning to get doubly curious now to see whether we're exhausting LT's creative, holiday-hunt energies in 2018-2019, or what they might also have in store (or create) for a follow-up second-year to make it a tradition ... Inquiring minds, etc.!
Finally, some fun stats, and prize winners!
1,306 members total found at least one heart (and will receive a profile badge)
1,088 members found at least five hearts (and will get lifetime membership upgrades)
782 members found at least 15 hearts, and were in the running for a t-shirt.
716 members found all 18 hearts!
Heart #1 was the most commonly found, with 1,141 of you locating that one.
On the flip side, Heart #8 was the trickiest to find, with 799 members. Tim did, indeed, pen that clue—well-spotted, >19 lorax:.
And the lucky winners are...
Each of the following members will receive their choice of a LibraryThing or TinyCat t-shirt. A heart-y congratulations to:
dawnlovesbooks, dnorum, ghilbrae, loremistress, sgump, Milwaukee_LGBT_Ctr, joyblue, SandyAMcPherson, MollyABorum, and jeknook
>379 lorannen: Congratulations to all the prize winners ... and all the other winners, who found solutions to clues!
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