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message 1: by Tien (last edited Dec 23, 2012 01:10PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
To read off 100 top shelves to knock this tower off

There will be a list of 129 shelves (taken from the first page of Top Shelves) of which 100 will have been randomly selected to be the “blocks” of this Tower. You will not, however, know which shelf is a block and which is not. Therefore, some of the cannons you threw will be off the mark.

There is no limitation to page numbers / editions as long as the book is shelved under the correct shelf name (ie. exact spelling of shelf).

Please only post your completed reads

Note: All links are working correctly as of 21/12/2012


message 2: by Tien (last edited Aug 01, 2013 05:53PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
2008 - read by Karen Booklover
2009 - a Miss-shot by Karen Booklover
2010 - Knocked off by Amy
2011 - Shiver read by Minttu
2012 - Read by Lyn M
2012-reads - read by Karen Bookworm
abandoned - Read by Susan
adult - Read by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰
adult-fiction Knocked off by Karen
adventure - Read by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰
all-time-favorites - a Miss-shot by Amy
american - Read by Sam
audio -Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
audiobook - Knocked off by Amy
audiobooks - a Miss-shot by Karen (of the Bookworm)
biography - read by Amy
book-club - read by LynnB
books - Read by Bea
books-i-own - read by Amy
borrowed - a Miss-shot by Lyn M
calibre - a Miss-shot by Karen Bookworm
chick-lit - Love the One You're With read by Minttu
childhood - read by Susan
children - read by Dee
childrens - Read by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰
children-s - Read by Susan
children-s-books - a Miss-shot by Susan
classic - Read by CassieV
classics - a Miss-shot by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
comics - Read by Dionisia
contemporary - Read by Karen of the Bookworm
contemporary-fiction - Read by Amanda
contemporary-romance -a Miss-shot by Minttu
crime - a Miss-shot by Dee
default - read by Susan
did-not-finish - read by Lyn M
drama - read by Amy
ebook - read by Lyn M
e-book - a Miss-shot by Vi
ebooks - read by Amy
e-books - read by Karen Booklover
english - Read by Darci
erotica - a Miss-shot by Dee
fantasy - Read by Bea
favorite - Read by Vi
favorites - Read by ⊱❁Jo Ann❁⊰
favourites -Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
fiction - Read by Coralie
finished - Read by Vi


message 3: by Tien (last edited Jul 08, 2013 05:13PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
general - Read by Susan
general-fiction - read by LynnB
graphic-novels - read by Vi
have - a Miss-shot by Karen Booklover
historical - read by Karen Bookworm
historical-fiction - read by Lyn M
historical-romance - read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
history - read by LynnB
horror - read by Susan
humor - read by Bea
i-own - read by LynnB
kids - Read by Susan
kindle - read by Vi
kindle-books - read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
library - Read by Karen (of the Bookworm)
library-book - read by Lyn M
library-books - read by Candiss
literature - Read by Sam
magic - read by Vi
manga - Read by Dee
maybe - Read by Coralie
m-m - read by Dee
must-read - Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
my-books - read by Karen Bookworm
my-library - Read by Coralie
mysteries - Knocked off by Susan
mystery - Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
nonfiction - read by LynnB
non-fiction - read by Amanda A
nook - read by Coralie
novel - read by Amy
novels -a Miss-shot by LynnB
on-hold - Read by Dionisia
other - a Miss-shot by Dionisia
own -a Miss-shot by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
owned - Read by Amy
owned-books - Read by Susan
own-it - read by Karen Bookworm
own-to-read - Read by Karen Booklover


message 4: by Tien (last edited Aug 01, 2013 05:54PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
paperback - Read by LynnB
paranormal - read by Vi
paranormal-romance - read by Amanda A
philosophy - read by CassieV
picture-books -Read by Susan
poetry - read by Candiss
politics - a Miss-shot by Amy
psychology - Read by Darci
read-2011 - Read by Susan
read-2012 - a Miss-shot by Karen (of the Bookworm)
read-in-2010 - Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
read-in-2011 - Read by Karen Bookworm
read-in-2012 -Knocked off by Karen
reference - read by Bea
religion - read by Karen Bookworm
re-read - read by Vivian
reviewed - Read by Karen Booklover
romance - Read by Amanda
school - Read by Muireann
science - Knocked off by Sam
science-fiction - read by Coralie
sci-fi - read by Coralie
sci-fi-fantasy - read by Susan
series - read by Susan
short-stories - read by Darci
supernatural - Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
suspense - The Blue Place read by Bea
thriller - Read by Bea
to-buy - read by Vivian
to-get - read by Susan
to-read-own - read by LynnB
unfinished - read by Amy
unread - a Miss-shot by Coralie
urban-fantasy - Knocked off by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~
vampires - a Miss-shot by Karen Bookworm
want
- a Miss-shot by Karen (of the Bookworm)
want-to-read - a Miss-shot by Dionisia
wishlist - read by Vi
wish-list - Read by Ebony
ya - read by Amanda A
young-adult - Read by D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~

COMPLETED (2-AUG)


message 5: by Susan (last edited Dec 21, 2012 05:15AM) (new)

Susan | 3441 comments Mod
Could the reserved shelves be marked here somehow, so the rest of us don't accidentally pick one of them to read? Or maybe just a list of the reserved ones?


message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3441 comments Mod
I only count 129. Is there one missing?

(No, I'm not quite compulsive enough to have sat here and counted them, lol. I copied the lists out to make my own notes about potential books, and it numbered 129.)


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2814 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "Could the reserved shelves be marked here somehow, so the rest of us don't accidentally pick one of them to read? Or maybe just a list of the reserved ones?"

Susan, the reserved shelves will be marked off on the planning thread by me as I will be coordinating the shelves tower. Here is the link to the planning thread.

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


message 8: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I only count 129. Is there one missing?

There was one shelf that I just couldn't get the link to work! It's one of those weird ones so I've just taken it out so yes, we're left with 129 instead of 130! ;p


message 9: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Contemporary - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children finished 02/01/13


message 10: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments own: Motor City Witch by Cindy Spencer Pape - 1/2/13 ★★
favourites:Burning Alive by Sharon K. Butcher - 1/2/13 ★★★


message 11: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "own: Motor City Witch by Cindy Spencer Pape - 1/2/13 ★★"

Bad Shot, DG ;p


message 12: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Tien wrote: "D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "own: Motor City Witch by Cindy Spencer Pape - 1/2/13 ★★"

Bad Shot, DG ;p"


HAHAHAHAHA! Didn't I tell you? ;) Please let me know my recovery task! :)


message 13: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
It was a complete miss-shot, DG. There isn't a backfire or anything like that so you haven't got to do any recovery task.

Out of the 129 shelves, only 100 are "true" blocks but some of these "true" blocks hold repercussions...


message 14: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Oh now I get it! So question about those shelves that were knocked off...does that mean those were misses and not true blocks?


message 15: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "Oh now I get it! So question about those shelves that were knocked off...does that mean those were misses and not true blocks?"

Yes! Sorry, if it wasn't clear before...


message 16: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments Cannons loaded, taking aim at english with The Hobbit completed 1/2/13


message 17: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Darci wrote: "Cannons loaded, taking aim at english with The Hobbit completed 1/2/13"

Good hit ;)


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2814 comments Mod
I have a question. There are shelves being reported here that were not reserved. Is that an issue?


message 19: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Lyn M wrote: "I have a question. There are shelves being reported here that were not reserved. Is that an issue?"

not at all... they don't have to reserve shelves, it's only part of planning so they don't double up but if shelves aren't reserved by anyone, they can claim it anytime. You may want to cross it off the planning thread though. I'd try to check the planning thread to see who's reserved what so we're not treading on anyone's toes ;p


message 20: by D.G. (last edited Jan 03, 2013 03:23PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Wasn't Darci supposed to be reading a task? (Look at me keeping track of everybody's stuff, LOL!)

I see she's done already! Wow! You're the kind of soldier I want with me in battle!


message 21: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments I finished that a couple hours ago, D.G.! Having to wait to report this one helped encourage me to not dawdle on the task book :)


message 22: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3441 comments Mod
My grandkids are visiting, so I've been reading with them. Please check off:
Boy and Bot for children-s
Z is for Moose for children-s-books
Bob for picture-books


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2814 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "Lyn M wrote: "I have a question. There are shelves being reported here that were not reserved. Is that an issue?"

not at all... they don't have to reserve shelves, it's only part of planning so ..."



No worries. I have been checking myself and so far so good. I figured it wasn't as issue, but thought that I would ask just to be sure. :)


message 24: by Tien (last edited Jan 03, 2013 04:13PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
@Susan:
Boy and Bot for children-s -->good shot!
Z is for Moose for children-s-books -->Sorry, You missed!
Bob for picture-books -->a pretty good shot BUT...

you've been hit by the ricochet! Take some time to recover from your injuries, Susan.

Please do NOT report any other reads until you have completed your recovery task & let me know when you have completed your recovery task in this thread.

Your recovery task is Famous Fortress #9 - El Moro, Cuba

PS: I hope you've had a lovely time with your grandkids!


message 25: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3441 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "@Susan: ...
Bob for picture-books -->a pretty good shot BUT...

you've been hit by the ricochet! Take some time to recover from your injuries, Susan.

Please do NOT report any other reads until you have completed your recovery task & let me know when you have completed your recovery task in this thread."


Well, if it had to happen, I'm glad it was this one. I have lots of books on my TBR from Australia and from the UK.

But ... let me be sure I understand. The recovery book I choose doesn't get to apply to any of the towers, right? So I shouldn't pick one I was counting on using for a particular tower?


message 26: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "But ... let me be sure I understand. The recovery book I choose doesn't get to apply to any of the towers, right? So I shouldn't pick one I was counting on using for a particular tower?"

Yes, you can't use your recovery book to "shoot".


message 27: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments OMG! I have a cannon ready but don't know where to shoot, LOL!


message 28: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments OK, I know the enemy is expecting me to shoot for mystery but I'm sneaky! I'm going to run around the tower and fire to something totally unexpected! (Hope it doesn't backfire, LOL!)

audio: All the Queen's Men by Linda Howard - 1/3/13 ★★★★★


message 29: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Good aim, DG!


message 30: by D.G. (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Yay!


message 31: by Susan (last edited Jan 05, 2013 06:00AM) (new)

Susan | 3441 comments Mod
Tien wrote: "@Susan: ... Your recovery task is Famous Fortress #9 - El Moro, Cuba"

Done. I read The Housekeeper and the Professor, which is set in Japan. It's a cute little book, though nothing terrific. So I'm fully recovered, except that I've now caught a cold. I can go on to read something else as soon as I'm done wanting to sleep all the time. :)

Oh, and the book has also been published as "The Professor and his Beloved Equation" -- if anyone needs that later for a recovery task.


message 32: by D.G. (last edited Jan 05, 2013 03:59PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I have a bad feeling about this skirmish...hopefully I won't get hit in the melee!

supernatural: Trapped by Kevin Hearne - 1/5/13 ★★★


message 33: by Darci (new)

Darci (luminique) | 32 comments I'm back with more ammo!

short stories - Me Talk Pretty One Day, 1/5/13


message 34: by Lyn (Readinghearts) (last edited Jan 05, 2013 08:54PM) (new)

Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2814 comments Mod
My first one of the game!

library-book - The Last Victim by Karen Robards , 1/4/13 ****


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Susan | 3441 comments Mod
read-2011: Akata Witch, read 1/6/2013


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message 37: by Dee (last edited Jan 06, 2013 03:03PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2568 comments contemporary-romance - Easy - 1/6


message 39: by Ebony (new)

Ebony Taylor | 95 comments finished my first book for the challenge!

wish-list - Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones 7.01.2013


message 40: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) Library - Rivers of London 06/01/13


message 41: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "I have a bad feeling about this skirmish...hopefully I won't get hit in the melee!

supernatural: Trapped by Kevin Hearne - 1/5/13 ★★★"


I believe you may have manifested an inclination towards 'second-sight', DG! Should've listened to it though! A bit of a silly accident, actually, you've sprained an ankle! LOL ;)

Please do NOT report any other reads until you have completed your recovery task & let me know when you have completed your recovery task in this thread.

Your recovery task is Famous Fortress #10 - Peter & Paul Fortress, Russia


message 42: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Dee wrote: "contemporary-romance - Easy - 1/6"

Hey, Dee, I saw this shelf was reserved by Minttu. Did you want to use this for another shelf?


message 43: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 268 comments contemporary-fiction - The Time Keeper (1/2/13)
romance - At Last (1/3/13)


message 44: by D.G. (last edited Jan 06, 2013 03:02PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Tien wrote: "I believe you may have manifested an inclination towards 'second-sight', DG! Should've listened to it though! A bit of a silly accident, actually, you've sprained an ankle! LOL ;)"

This skirmish translated itself to my real life. No only did I fell in the street today but I broke my iPad in the process (for real.) :'(


message 45: by Dee (last edited Jan 06, 2013 03:02PM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2568 comments Tien wrote: "Dee wrote: "contemporary-romance - Easy - 1/6"

Hey, Dee, I saw this shelf was reserved by Minttu. Did you want to use this for another shelf?"


lemme look and see and will let you know

ETA - i'll move it to a scripts tower


message 46: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "This skirmish translated itself to my real life. No only did I fell in the street today but I broke my iPad in the process (for real.) :'( "

Oh, no! Are you okay?
Is your iPad completely ruined?


message 47: by D.G. (last edited Jan 06, 2013 03:21PM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments I'm fine, thanks for asking.

The iPad is not ruined and it seems to work fine. But the screen broke in a corner (full of shards) and it has several hairline fractures. I should be able to use it with a screen protector if the screen doesn't get worse. My husband is all for getting me a new one but I'll keep this one until I can't use it anymore. (I'm the type of person who likes to be reminded of her mistakes. That'll teach me to be careful!)


message 48: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "I'm fine, thanks for asking.

The iPad is not ruined and it seems to work fine. But the screen broke in a corner (full of shards) and it has several hairline fractures. I should be able to use it ..."


that's good to hear! & you have a generous hubby :)


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) | 2814 comments Mod
D.G. ~Shameless Hussy~ wrote: "I'm fine, thanks for asking.

The iPad is not ruined and it seems to work fine. But the screen broke in a corner (full of shards) and it has several hairline fractures. I should be able to use it ..."


So sorry to hear that you fell, D.G., but glad you are all right. My husband broke the screen on his iPhone and was able to use it for 6 months before it completely gave out. Me.....I would be taking him up on his offer of a new one. :)


message 50: by D.G. (last edited Jan 07, 2013 05:35AM) (new)

D.G. | 1370 comments Here's how it looks:



A couple of those hairline fractures extend all the way to the top but that doesn't affect what I do with it (reading, checking email, watching movies )etc. I'm more concerned about the corner with all those shards underneath the screen protector. This morning I felt something sharp (it didn't hurt me) but it may come through. I think I'll have to duct tape it!


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