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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Sep 13, 2012 06:49PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28251 comments Team #16
Captain: Josie


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Steph (angel4492) | 28251 comments Virtual BINGO Card
Shelf names listed are to be filled in top to bottom under each letter listed

1. male-lead
2. favorite-series
3. ghosts
4. *First-in-series
5. urban-fantasy
6. sci-fi-romance
7. *Favorite Author
8. demons
9. *Series Catch-Up
10. paranormal-fantasy
11. psychic
12. dragons
13. *Reader's Choice
14. vampires
15. magic
16. Goodreads-author
17. angels
18. kick-ass-heroine
19. shifters
20. dark-fantasy
21. *New2You: author
22. paranormal-romance
23. young-adult-paranormal
24. 2012

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Steph (angel4492) | 28251 comments Link to print your own copy: BINGO card

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message 6: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Beyers (mandybeyers) | 346 comments Hey Team! Woo hoo! Love Bingo!

message 7: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 90 comments Hi Mandy! This is my first round and I'm really looking forward to playing. :)

message 8: by Josie (last edited Oct 28, 2012 06:34PM) (new)

Josie | 1967 comments MASTER LIST
Team #❶❻ → License to Read

Free Space → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward » 16th Sept ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews » 7th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Josie: Tempting Evil by Keri Arthur » 25th Sept ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward » 19th Sept ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Samantha: Sacrificial Magic by Stacia Kane » 6th Oct ǁ ★★★
✔ Leslie: Lord of the Wolfyn by Jessica Andersen » 20th Sept ǁ ★★★★

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels World, #1) by Ilona Andrews Tempting Evil (Riley Jenson Guardian, #3) by Keri Arthur Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward Sacrificial Magic (Downside Ghosts, #4) by Stacia Kane Lord of the Wolfyn (Royal House of Shadows, #3) by Jessica Andersen

Week ① (16th September)
Kick Ass Heroine → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs » 17th Sept ǁ ★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Friday Night Bites by Chloe Neill » 23rd Sept ǁ ★★★★
✔ Josie: The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons » 18th Sept ǁ ★★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones » 18th Sept ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Samantha: Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance » 21st Sept ǁ ★★★★
✔ Leslie: Judgment in Death by J.D. Robb » 18th Sept ǁ ★★★★★

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs Friday Night Bites (Chicagoland Vampires, #2) by Chloe Neill The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones Midnight's Daughter (Dorina Basarab, #1) by Karen Chance Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) by J.D. Robb

Week ❷ (23rd September)
Favourite Author → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Shadow Music by Julie Garwood » 25th Sept ǁ ★★★★
✔ Kimberly: How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A. Aiken » 28th Sept ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Josie: Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance » 1st Oct ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Mandy: Dead of Night by J.D. Robb » 24th Sept ǁ ★★★★
✔ Samantha: Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier » 26th Sept ǁ ★★★★1/2
✔ Leslie: Dark Magic by Christine Feehan » 24th Sept ǁ ★★★★

Shadow Music (Highlands' Lairds, #3) by Julie Garwood How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (The Dragon Kin, #6) by G.A. Aiken Fury's Kiss (Dorina Basarab, #3) by Karen Chance Dead of Night (includes In Death, #24.5) by J.D. Robb Shadowfell (Shadowfell, #1) by Juliet Marillier Dark Magic (Dark, #4) by Christine Feehan

Week ③ (30th September)
Urban Fantasy → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh » 2nd Oct ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh » 2nd Oct ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Josie: Glory in Death by J.D. Robb » 2nd Oct ǁ ★★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells » 1st Oct ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Samantha: The Hour of Dust and Ashes by Kelly Gay » 9th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Leslie: Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews » 2nd Oct ǁ ★★★★1/2

Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling, #2) by Nalini Singh Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells The Hour of Dust and Ashes (Charlie Madigan, #3) by Kelly Gay Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels World, #1) by Ilona Andrews

Week ❹ (7th October)
Vampires → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward » 8th Oct ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Retribution by Sherrilyn Kenyon » 9th Oct ǁ ★★
✔ Josie: The Ripple Effect by J.A. Saare » 9th Oct ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: Sexiest Vampire Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks » 7th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Samantha: The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle » 13th Oct ǁ ★★★★1/2
✔ Leslie: Vamps and the City by Kerrelyn Sparks » 8th Oct ǁ ★★★

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #16; Were-Hunter, #8) by Sherrilyn Kenyon The Ripple Effect (Rhiannon's Law, #3) by J.A. Saare Sexiest Vampire Alive (Love at Stake, #11) by Kerrelyn Sparks The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle Vamps and the City (Love at Stake, #2) by Kerrelyn Sparks

Week ⑤ (14th October)
Series Catch-Up → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs » 18th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Kimberly: The Darkest Seduction by Gena Showalter » 17th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Josie: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill» 21st Oct ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews » 17th Oct ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Samantha: Deadline by Mira Grant » 22nd Oct ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Leslie: Betrayal in Death by J.D. Robb » 17th Oct ǁ ★★★★

Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9) by Gena Showalter Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires, #6) by Chloe Neill Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, #4) by Ilona Andrews Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy, #2) by Mira Grant Betrayal in Death (In Death, #12) by J.D. Robb

Week ❻ (21st October)
Demons → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione » 28th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter » 24th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Josie: Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole » 23rd Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Mandy: Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione » 21st Oct ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Samantha: The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer » 23rd Oct ǁ ★★★
✔ Leslie: Me and My Ghoulfriends by Rose Pressey » 24th Oct ǁ ★★

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Wicked Nights (Angels of the Dark, #1) by Gena Showalter Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark, #6) by Kresley Cole Desire Unchained (Demonica, #2) by Larissa Ione The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer Me and My Ghoulfriends (Larue Donavan #1) by Rose Pressey

**MASTER LIST cont'd here**

message 9: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) Hi everyone :)

I'm Gea from Slovenia and I'm a student in my second year of studies. My classes don't start until 1st of October so I have plenty of time right now. When school starts I travel three hours every day so that gives me a lot of time to read on my Kindle (and also during boring classes lol).
I love reading all kind of romance books, paranormal isn't one of my most read genres so I expect to find plenty of new books and read more from this particular genre.
This is my first round too and I'm looking forward expanding my reading horizons :)

I don't have a very good imagination for group names so I will let others to suggest possible names. And how about a captain? Is there any volunteer?

message 10: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Beyers (mandybeyers) | 346 comments I'm a 34 year old stay at home, home schooling mom of four from Texas. I read (a lot!), play on the computer, sing at my church, and just started selling lia sophia jewelry. That's about it, I think!

message 11: by Samantha (last edited Sep 12, 2012 12:12PM) (new)

Samantha | 90 comments Sounds good, Josie, I appreciate it!

A little about myself, I'm from North Carolina, but I moved to California three years ago. You can take the girl out of the South, but well, you know the rest. :) I'm a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, which is a mouthful, but I work in a hospital lab getting results to the doctor so they can do their job. I love it. :) I read a lot and always have a book going. When I'm not on here or working I love to travel and spend time with the fam. :)

This is going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to winning with you all, ladies. ;)

Gia, three hours!! I think I'd be sleeping most of the time if I had that kind of commute! What are you studying?

Mandy, go you! Homeschooling four?! Amazing. :)

As for names, I'll have to think of some suggestions. Also since this is my first time playing I hope someone more experienced would like to be team captain.

message 12: by Josie (last edited Nov 21, 2012 05:45AM) (new)

Josie | 1967 comments MASTER LIST cont'd
Team #❶❻ → License to Read

Week ⑦ (28th October)
Favourite Series → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh » 30th Oct ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy » 30th Oct ǁ ★★
✔ Josie: Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell » 29th Oct ǁ ★★★
✔ Mandy: The Darkest Secret by Gena Showalter » 27th Oct ǁ ★★★★
✔ Samantha: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman » 7th Nov ǁ ★★★★
✔ Leslie: The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning » 29th Oct ǁ ★★★★

Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Accidentally Catty (Accidentally Friends, #5) by Dakota Cassidy Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves Trilogy, #1) by Tammy Blackwell The Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld, #7) by Gena Showalter Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman The Highlander's Touch (Highlander, #3) by Karen Marie Moning

Week ❽ (4th November)
Dark Fantasy → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Lover Mine by J.R. Ward » 10th Nov ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Kimberly: Crave by J.R. Ward » 6th Nov ǁ ★★★
✔ Josie: Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon » 7th Nov ǁ ★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey » 4th Nov ǁ ★★★
✔ Samantha: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan » 10th Nov ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Leslie: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison » 7th Nov ǁ ★★★★

Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8) by J.R. Ward Crave (The Fallen Angels, #2) by J.R. Ward Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter, #4; Were-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2) by Kim Harrison

Week ⑨ (11th November)
2012 → 6/6 completed
✔ Gea: Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward » 16th Nov ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Kimberly: The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires by Molly Harper » 13th Nov ǁ ★★★★
✔ Josie: Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley Cole » 14th Nov ǁ ★★★★1/2
✔ Mandy: The Next Always by Nora Roberts » 12th Nov ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Samantha: Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin » 16th Nov ǁ ★★★
✔ Leslie: Burning Alive by Shannon Butcher » 14th Nov ǁ ★★★1/2

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9) by J.R. Ward The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires (Half Moon Hollow, #2) by Molly Harper Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark, #7) by Kresley Cole The Next Always (Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts Because It Is My Blood (Birthright, #2) by Gabrielle Zevin Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher

Week ❶⓿ (18th November)
Shifters → 3/6 completed
✔ Gea: Beauty Dates the Beast by Jessica Sims » 19th Nov ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Josie: Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster » 19th Nov ǁ ★★★★★
✔ Mandy: Go Fetch! by Shelly Laurenston » 19th Nov ǁ ★★★★
Leslie: Dark Highland Fire by Kendra Leigh Castle

Beauty Dates the Beast (Midnight Liaisons, #1) by Jessica Sims Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk, #1) by Bec McMaster Go Fetch! (Magnus Pack, #2) by Shelly Laurenston Dark Highland Fire (The MacInnes Werewolves Trilogy, #2) by Kendra Leigh Castle

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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Hello everyone, I'm Leslie and I live in Louisiana. Due to some health challenges, I only work part time at the moment, so that leaves me lots of time to read. I have 4 children as well, but mine are 23, 22, 19 and 18.
I have played Bingo 4 times before this (I think) and love it. I'm on 2 other Team challenges as well right now, so I'm just hoping that the challenges for the week overlap LOL!
We have such a diverse group on this team - it's great. I'm so excited to play with y'all.
Even though I've done this several times, I've never been captain. I'm happy to vote for Josie as captain, though I would be willing to try. And unfortunately - I am horrible at coming up with names!

message 14: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 2752 comments Hello to my homie Josie and to the rest of you ladies! (I'm not in the group...I'm just stopping by to say hello.)

Good luck on this round!

message 15: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments TEAM 16!!!
Hey there!! I'm Kimberly from California.
This is my, um, I don't remember how many times I've played before, but I love this game!! Samantha, you're going to have fun!
This sounds like a great group and it's going to be fun playing with all of you!

Woo Hoo! I'm on Mandy:Special Agent Speedy's team again! YAY!! :)

Besides reading, I love food and I love to cook. Football season has started and I love reading while the game's on. For some reason I can pay attention to both.

Team names:
Team 16: Licensed to Read
Team 16: Too young for most things, but we can drive.
Team 16: The natural number following 15 and preceding 17

It's late and my humor is out there.

message 16: by Samantha (last edited Sep 13, 2012 01:19AM) (new)

Samantha | 90 comments Yup, Josie, I really like my job most days. :) I agree about sharing a love of books and reading and it's always especially nice to come here and chat about the same books since most of my family and friends don't read as much or the same genres as I do.

Wow, Leslie that's a lot to keep up with, but I'm sure some will overlap. Teams make the challenges a lot more fun, imo.

Thanks, D.G.!

Hi Kimberly! I love reading in bed and I'm terrible anytime the TV is on and I can rarely focus on both at a time, so I'm envious. ;) Ha! I like Licensed to Read, lol, or License to Read, make a play off of 007, too.

message 17: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Hey DG, nice to see you checking in! Good luck to you too!

Hello Leslie and Kimberly! And we've met all the team (and what a great team it is) :D

I like the name License to Read. I was thinking along the same lines, Sixteen Going On.... something IDK. I'll have to think of some more today, but I'm really quite taken with License to Read.

message 18: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) It's nice to see someone else from Europe in the group which means we are only one hour apart :)

Three hours to drive each day is a lot and until I get in my rhythm I sleep a lot, after a week or so I just spend time reading :) I study economics I still have two years left. I'm actually 22 will turn 23 in December I shuffled a bit with my studies before I ended where I am. What do you study Josie?

Mandy how does it look like to home study your kids? Home schooling is not an option in my country so I'm curious how it works out.

Samantha you have a job which interested me a lot when deciding about my studies but it's very very hard to get on that studies here and I didn't make it.

Leslie, your daughters are of similar age as me and Josie so you can be mommy of the group :P

As far as I see it we have a nice mix of "old" and "new" players in this game and hopefully this will make a winning combo :)

License to read sounds great for a name, and I'm ok with both Leslie and Josie as captains.

message 19: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Hi, I vote for License to Read as the name. Love it!! Josie for captain sounds good, too - since she has done it before.

And I am happy to act like a mom to you, Gea!! I've got 2 in college right now and 1 who graduated last year - and one who is a senior in HS. I'm in that zone!!

And Mandy - my son is engaged to a young woman who was homeschooled her entire life (along with her 4 siblings). And my youngest did an online HS last year for her junior year at home. I love the option.

Kimberly - I'm with you on the football and reading. I also work on the computer at the same time. I love multi-tasking!! Geaux Saints and LSU!!!

Samantha - my oldest graduated in cellular and molecular biology and works in a Lab as well. She does genetics research and loves it. Planned on being an MD but got caught in a love of research. Will go back to school in another year or so.

So it looks like our whole team has checked in. We appear to be a chatty group, which is wonderful. I've been going over my books and the shelves to be ready. The hardest shelf for me will be Psychic. I just don't shelve anything I would call that. But I'm working on it!

message 20: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments It is, Gea. For me the shelf announcement is usually called around 10pm to midnight on Saturday so last round I was almost relieved that the winning one for my team wasn't picked! I was really panicking because in the past, people have won in a matter of hours when racing another team and I was just thinking that by the time I wake up on a Sunday, it would all be over and I'd end up letting the side down.

I should've studied Maths or Economics but for some reason chose Geography. Oh the course is ok (and I fancy my lecturer so that provides amusement) but I was always a lot better at maths. Never mind, I'm sure I'll find a job at the end of it. What are you planning to do after finishing your course?

Congrats on your son's engagement, Leslie! I don't think HS is a big thing in the UK but I could be wrong. I imagine it's more common at college/uni level instead of school. My cousin was HS in his teenage years but I don't think it was best for him however like you said, it is an option and I'm sure it works very well for some people as you've obviously seen and experienced (and I bet Mandy would second the success of it also).

Psychic was my hardest shelf last round. It made it worse that I was in HR phase as well lol! I kind of hope it doesn't come up again but you can bet it will.

Leslie, if you want to have a crack at captaincy, then you are welcome to. It is entirely up to you, all it really requires is making pretty lists ;)

message 21: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 90 comments Gea, that's a great field!

Wow, Leslie, I'm impressed with your oldest. I tried research for a year, but I just didn't have the patience and dedication that research takes. I'm more suited to a fast-paced environment which is what tends to happen sometimes in a hospital lab. :) Is she still going to try to go back for her MD or something else?

Josie, it'll be fun discussing what to read with each round and I have a ton of books on my shelves waiting to be read, so I'm sure I'll have something around for every category.

message 22: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Yes, her plan is to get her MD/PhD at this point. She just loves research so much. The project she is working on is with the Mars candy co. to try and save the cocoa plant!

I am trying to put off reading any PNR or UF at this point. I'm in so many challenges that I have certain books I have to read in a month. And I'm on 2 other team challenges. I'm just hoping it all comes together!!

Did we decide on a name? And a fearless leader (Josie!)?
Also, just a reminder that we all need to start thinking about what we will read for our Free Space and get that out of the way. I'm looking at my books now and trying to decide. It kind of depends on what gets called for the first shelf.

message 23: by Samantha (last edited Sep 14, 2012 12:45AM) (new)

Samantha | 90 comments That sounds like research I can get behind! :) You have a full plate Leslie, I hope it works out with the other team challenges, too.

Are the Free Space rules the same as the ones linked to in R4? Just want to make sure.

message 24: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23494 comments Yep, Free Space Rules haven't changed :D

message 25: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Lol, now that's what I call research!

Is everyone in agreement with License to Read? Show of virtual hands, please!

Yes, Leslie! If everyone would like to start thinking of their Free Space pick. For new players, although it technically doesn't matter when you read for Free Space, I'm sure returning players will agree that it is best to get it read earlier on in the game.

Thanks, Sandra :D

message 26: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) Josie wrote: "It is, Gea. For me the shelf announcement is usually called around 10pm to midnight on Saturday..."

Since I'm one hour ahead of you that means I will see it even later. Really not good if we'll be competing for the win :/

Geography is interesting to study but at least here it's impossible to get job for it. I wanted to study History but went to Economy because of that. I will see what happens when I finish my studies I still have two years + one year and hopefully economic situation will be better by the time I finish my schooling. Where do you hope to get your job once you finish? Is it any easier to get it for this field than here?

License to Read has my vote :)

And about this Free Space... If I understand correctly you choose one of the books from the team bookshelf and read it when you can? Or are there any other criteria?

message 27: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Steph has the rules here: Free Space Rules

You can read it whenever you want after the game starts, no other rules :)

message 28: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Hopefully it'll be fine, Gea. Last round, even though there were three teams competing, it took a few days to get a winner, so with any luck if we're in that position, we'll both have chance to read on Sunday. Alternatively, we'll have to read through the night ;)

The reason that I picked Geography was actually because it has a high employability rate at the end of it, believe it or not! How strange it's so different in other countries. Although maths or economics are considered good degrees as well, for me, geography would allow me to choose from a wide range of jobs. See, I live on a farm and I'm thinking I want to do something in the agriculture world, so geography would be helpful for that. In the UK, it doesn't matter particularly what degree it is (as long as it's not like media studies).

message 29: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) At least it's Saturday night, not Sunday when I have to sleep well for start of the week :)

It's really interesting this difference about employment, but the area you wish to work has a separate faculty here in Slovenia about agriculture. Geography is a branch of it's own on completely different faculty.
In Slovenia we are widely supported if we wish to study natural science (like agriculture, biography, etc.) but social sciences (like economy, languages, journalism, history etc.) are so not supported because there are too many of us and it's really hard to get a job. But these studies are most interesting ones so people still enroll there and then we have problems getting jobs. Most young people that are unemployed today are from economic studies (first year in my faculty has 1000 enrolled students, what is A LOT for a country of 2M inhabitants, other courses have maximum of 150 students enrolled per year).
I wanted to go to microbiology but you need the best grades to get on that course and mine were a bit average since I always planned to go study English language and literature and to get there I just had to have excellent grades from English which was no problem for me.
Now my best hope for employment is self employment if the situation doesn't get better by the time I graduate. If you wish to get a job that is something more than just 450€ per month (around our minimum wage but people still get payed less than that) you need connections and a lot of working experience. We have a possibility of student work, but when there are 150 applicants for a job (again, that's a lot for our country) the first thing they check is working experience and if you don't have any but wish to get it before you graduate in your field of work you still can't get the job because all that interests them is experience. And then you enter job hunting as a graduate and without experience you don't have hope of getting a decent job in your field of work.

message 30: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments We do have specific agriculture courses and unis but I wasn't sure if I wanted to limit myself to just one sector, hence why I chose Geography. I could, if I wanted, go into banking, town planning, GIS, teaching, environmental etc, anything really. And yes, here, courses such as English are also known to be over-subscribed.
Work experience is becoming more and more important in the UK as well. If you haven't had any, it is likely you won't get into the interview stages (so we're told anyway).

message 31: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments Wow, it is so interesting learning about college experiences in other countries. It sounds very different in some ways but also similar. My kids have mostly gone the liberal arts route - my son is Greek and Roman Studies - he's a Latin Scholar and my other daughter is a Music major. My son plans to go on to Law School however when he's done. In the US, you almost have to go on to Grad school for alot of programs. It's difficult to get a well paying job with just a 4 year degree.

Yay for our Team name License to Read! I love it. And Josie for Captain - yes?! I'm so excited to get this started - I think we have a great team.

message 32: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (gravy) | 530 comments Hi all!
Sorry I haven't stopped by other than to check in and introduce myself. Work has been so busy that I don't have time lately to talk during the day. And then at night I'm so burned out from being in front of the computer all day that I can't bring myself to turn on my computer at home.
I vote for License to Read as well.
Yay for Captain Josie!!!
I'm excited to get started as well. I've been in a reading slump since the last round ended.

Leslie, what other two Team Challenges are you in?

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Samantha | 90 comments My vote is for License to Read.

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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments HI Kimberly, I am in Words with Friends and Scavenger Hunt. I've never tried so many team challenges before at the same time. It's a little crazy LOL

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Josie | 1967 comments Oh Greek and Roman Studies sounds really interesting, I hope their both enjoying their courses.

Aww Kimberly, I appreciate you checking in even when you're tired and no doubt Bingo will help bring you out of your reading slump!

So if Mandy agrees, then I'm sure Steph or Sandra or Judithe or someone with power will change the thread name and we will officially have a name :)

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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments We've been officially named License To Read!! Yay Team!

I'm so excited to get the shelf called. I'm waiting to read several books in anticipation. And I've been going through the SOS Bookshelf to find my Free Space read.

I think I'm going to read Lord of the Wolfyn (Royal House of Shadows, #3) by Jessica Andersen for it. I've requested it from the library so I should get it reasonably soon. Ebook requests are a little different.
Hope everyone is having a good Saturday!

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Gea (gea89) Great for the name :) I will probably be asleep by the time the shelf is called and will see it first thing tomorrow morning.

I've been planing to read Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1) by J.R. Ward for a while now and it will most probably be my free space read

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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments OMGosh, Gea - that is an awesome series you are about to start. I just finished the 10th one last week. Enjoy!!

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Josie | 1967 comments Not long now until the shelf! I'll get a list going, it'll probably be message #8 to make it easier to find rather than scrolling through the thread :)

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Gea (gea89) We got our first shelf! I'm happy it came out before I went to sleep :)

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Josie | 1967 comments Yay!!!

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Gea (gea89) I will most probably read Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) by Patricia Briggs since it's on my can't wait to read shelf

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Josie | 1967 comments I love that one, Gea!

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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments I've never read that - but have heard great things about it. I'll be reading Judgment in Death (In Death, #11) by J.D. Robb which is one of the books I've been holding out on!! Yay! my strategy worked!!

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Josie | 1967 comments Man, I need to get going with that series. I've read Naked in Death... but that's it.

I haven't decided either FS or kick ass heroine yet. What I should really do is be sensible and pick a library book that has to be returned soon. What I'm most likely going to do is make it seem like bingo is an acceptable reason to buy a new book :P

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Gea (gea89) I've also read only Naked in Death and I loved it but just didn't get around to read more of the series. It's great that waiting has paid off to you Leslie!
Something like that happened with BDB series, just that I haven't read the entire Dark Lover book the first time.

Josie it's funny what excuses we usually find when we wish to go and buy a new book just that it looks acceptable :D

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Josie | 1967 comments I'm glad I'm not the only one! I think I'll sleep on it and choose in the morning - hopefully by then I would have gained some perspective lol.

It's good you're starting the BDB series, even if you don't like it, it's definitely one to try :)

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~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments I'm in a yearlong challenge and we've been reading one In Death book a month. It's been great! I look forward to Eve and Roarke every month.
And Josie, any excuse to buy a book works for me!!

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Mandy Beyers (mandybeyers) | 346 comments I haven't picked a Free Space book yet, but I have First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones from the library, so that will be my Kick-Ass Heroine book.

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Samantha | 90 comments Okay, question time. :) I want to read The Hour of Dust and Ashes (Charlie Madigan, #3) by Kelly Gay which has a kick-ass heroine, but I don't think it's on that shelf, some people have it under "kick-ass-chick" or "kick-butt-chick". Can I add it to that shelf? I mean this heroine is about as kick-ass as you get.

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