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message 1: by Barbara (last edited Sep 05, 2013 12:10AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
We are having another Series madness challenge.

We are reading from 1 january 2013 until 31 december 2013.

There are no tasks to complete but points to be gathered. You gather points by reading books that are a part of a series. For every book that is first in a series you will get one point, for every book that is second you will get two points etc. If a series like Discworld has 40 books you can get 40 points for the last book in the series.
The catch is that you have to read the books in order. If you first read book 3 and then book 6 and then book 1 you will not get full points. For every book read out of order you will get one point.

You don't have to read all the books during the challenge. So if you have already read books 1-5 in a series last year or before and read book 6 in 2013 you will get 6 points as long as you have read them.

Participants:
Crusader - 264
Barbara - 277
Jax - 225
Varla Fiona - 213
Janice - 127
Claudia - 107
Lindie - 97
Robert - 94
Lu - 46
Liezel - 46
Henri - 25
Lauren S - 16
Riana - 11
Elmarie
Carolien


message 2: by Barbara (last edited Dec 07, 2013 02:49PM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
books read that were worth 1 point: 26
Divine by Mistake (Partholon, #1) by P.C. Cast Star Trek Starfleet Academy by Diane Carey Dead and Loving It (Wyndham Werewolf, #5; Undead, #4.5) by MaryJanice Davidson Derik's Bane by MaryJanice Davidson The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman Key of Light (Key Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts Secrets Volume 6 (Secrets Volume, #6; Wyndham Werwolf, #1) by Angela Knight How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Darkness Divine by P.C. Cast Undead and Underwater (Undead, #11.5) by MaryJanice Davidson Copper Beach (Dark Legacy, #1) by Jayne Ann Krentz First Contact (Star Trek The Next Generation) by J.M. Dillard Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Ink (Paper Gods, #1) by Amanda Sun Secrets Volume 8 (Secrets Volume, #8; Wyndham Werewolf, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1) by Rachel Vincent Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) by Kalayna Price Fish Out of Water (Fred the Mermaid, #3) by MaryJanice Davidson Need (Need, #1) by Carrie Jones Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, #1) by J.L. Bryan Haunted From Within (BOOK ONE) Maciek's Story A Mystery & Detective Paranormal Action & Adventure Medical Thriller Conspiracy by Irvine, Ian C.P. In The Moment (Moments, #1) by Olivia Jake The First Confessor (The Legend of Magda Searus, #1) by Terry Goodkind

books read that were worth 2 points: 19
Key Of Knowledge (Key Trilogy, #2) by Nora Roberts Fire (Graceling Realm, #2) by Kristin Cashore Dead Over Heels (Wyndham Werewolf, #6) (Undead, #6.5) by MaryJanice Davidson Flip This Zombie (Living with the Dead, #2) by Jesse Petersen Moonrise (Warriors The New Prophecy, #2) by Erin Hunter How to Be a Pirate (How to Train Your Dragon, #2) by Cressida Cowell The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Divine by Choice (Partholon, #2) by P.C. Cast Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Swimming Without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson Truth (XVI, #2) by Julia Karr The Eternity Cure (Blood Of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2) by Kalayna Price My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2) by Rachel Vincent Captivate (Need, #2) by Carrie Jones Moments Lost and Found (Moments, #2) by Olivia Jake Haunted From Within (BOOK TWO) - Peter's Story A page turning Mystery & Detective Paranormal Medical Thriller Conspiracy by Ian C.P. Irvine Tommy Nightmare (The Paranormals, #2) by J.L. Bryan

books read that were worth 3 points: 13
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes, #3) by Arthur Conan Doyle The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #1) by Philippa Gregory Key of Valor (Key Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts Eat Slay Love (Living With the Dead, #3) by Jesse Petersen Warlock by Wilbur A. Smith Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore How to Speak Dragonese (How to Train Your Dragon, #3) by Cressida Cowell Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater Sovereign (Matthew Shardlake, #3) by C.J. Sansom Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3) by Kalayna Price Divine by Blood (Partholon, #3) by P.C. Cast My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3) by Rachel Vincent Alexander Death (The Paranormals, #3) by J.L. Bryan Entice (Need, #3) by Carrie Jones

books read that were worth 4 points: 10
The Assassin's Prayer (Mistress of the Art of Death, #4) by Ariana Franklin Something Rotten (Thursday Next, #4) by Jasper Fforde The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse (How to Train Your Dragon, #4) by Cressida Cowell The Heart of a Hero (Spellbound Falls, #4) by Janet Chapman Elphame's Choice (Partholon, #4) by P.C. Cast My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4) by Rachel Vincent Endure (Need, #4) by Carrie Jones The Zombie Whisperer (Living with the Dead, #4) by Jesse Petersen Jenny Plague-Bringer (The Paranormals, #4) by J.L. Bryan

books read that were worth 5 points: 6
Undead and Unpopular (Undead, #5) by MaryJanice Davidson First Among Sequels (Thursday Next, #5) by Jasper Fforde How to Twist a Dragon's Tale (How to Train Your Dragon, #5) by Cressida Cowell For the Love of Magic (Spellbound Falls, #5) by Janet Chapman Brighid's Quest (Partholon, #5) by P.C. Cast If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5) by Rachel Vincent

books read that were worth 6 points: 3
Undead and Uneasy (Undead, #6) by MaryJanice Davidson A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon, #6) by Cressida Cowell Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6) by Rachel Vincent

books read that were worth 7 points: 3
Undead and Unworthy (Undead, #7) by MaryJanice Davidson How to Ride a Dragon's Storm (How to Train Your Dragon, #7) by Cressida Cowell With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7) by Rachel Vincent

books read that were worth 8 points: 2
Undead and Unwelcome (Undead, #8) by MaryJanice Davidson How to Break a Dragon's Heart (How to Train Your Dragon, #8) by Cressida Cowell

books read that were worth 9 points: 3
Pandora the Curious (Goddess Girls, #9) by Joan Holub Undead and Unfinished (Undead, #9) by MaryJanice Davidson How to Steal a Dragon's Sword (How to Train Your Dragon, #9) by Cressida Cowell

books read that were worth 10 points: 4
Pheme the Gossip (Goddess Girls, #10) by Joan Holub Undead and Undermined (Undead, #10) by MaryJanice Davidson How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel (How to Train Your Dragon #10) by Cressida Cowell Deception Cove (Rainshadow, #2; Harmony, #10) by Jayne Castle

books read that were worth 11 points: 3
Undead and Unstable (Undead, #11) by MaryJanice Davidson Persephone the Daring (Goddess Girls, #11) by Joan Holub How to Betray a Dragon's Hero (How to Train Your Dragon, #11) by Cressida Cowell

books read that were worth 12 points:
books read that were worth 13 points:
books read that were worth 14 points:

books read that were worth 15 points: 1
Fortune's Light (Star Trek The Next Generation #15) by Michael Jan Friedman

books read that were worth 16 points: 1
Contamination (Star Trek The Next Generation, #16) by John Vornholt

books read that were worth 17 points:
books read that were worth 18 points:
books read that were worth 19 points:
books read that were worth 20 points:

Total: 359


message 4: by Lu (last edited Dec 31, 2013 07:02AM) (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
1 Points

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) by Isaac Marion Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer The Oathbreaker's Shadow (The Knots Sequence, #1) by Amy McCulloch The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1) by Lisa Roecker Existence (Existence Trilogy, #1) by Abbi Glines The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Steel Wind Rising by Scott Meintjes The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman Oryx and Crake (MaddAdam Trilogy, #1) by Margaret Atwood Wild Cards (Wild Cards, #1) by Simone Elkeles The 100 (The Hundred, #1) by Kass Morgan Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews

2 Points

Scent of Magic (Healer, #2) by Maria V. Snyder City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare The Dead of Night (Tomorrow, #2) by John Marsden Undead and Unemployed (Undead, #2) by MaryJanice Davidson Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) by Gail Carriger Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Rogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel Vincent 144 by Joe Pringle

3 Points

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) by Richelle Mead Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3) by Gail Carriger

4 Points

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4) by Gail Carriger Druid Lords (Caledonia Fae, #4) by India Drummond

7 Points

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7) by J.R. Ward

Points: 60


message 6: by Elmarie (new)

Elmarie (emvdeventer) I'll take part!


message 7: by Liezel (last edited Nov 24, 2013 05:08AM) (new)

Liezel (liezkl) | 736 comments 1 point 12
Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken Altered (Altered, #1) by Jennifer Rush Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1) by Douglas Adams Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire The Warded Man (Demon Cycle, #1) by Peter V. Brett The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next #1) by Jasper Fforde The Hallowed Ones (The Hallowed Ones, #1) by Laura Bickle Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) by Gail Carriger The White Queen (The Cousins' War, #1) by Philippa Gregory

2 point 6
Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2) by Andrea Cremer Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2) by Marissa Meyer

3 point 6
Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3) by Andrea Cremer Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare

4 point 20
Spud Exit, Pursued by a Bear by John van de Ruit The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan The Promise (Fallen Star, #4) by Jessica Sorensen Emmalee (The Jane Austen Diaries, #4) by Jenni James Finale (Hush, Hush, #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick

5 point 10
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan

6+ points 13
Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods, #7) by Melissa de la Cruz7 United We Spy (Gallagher Girls, #6) by Ally Carter6

Total: 67



message 8: by Lauren (last edited Dec 21, 2013 11:52AM) (new)

Lauren Smith The Bel Dame Apocrypha by Kameron Hurley
- Rapture (#3) - 3

The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark
- The Assassin's Curse (#1) - 1

Light by M. John Harrison
 - Light (#1) - 1
- Empty Space (#3) - 1

Jade de Jong by Jazzy Mackenzie
- Stolen Lives (#2) - 1

The Culture by Iain M. Banks
- Excession (#5) - 1

Twin-Bred by Karen A. Wyle
- Twin-Bred (#1) - 1

The Machine Dynasty by Madeline Ashby
- iD (#2) - 2

Jack Caffery / The Walking Man by Mo Hayder
- Poppet (#6 / #4) - 1

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
- A Storm of Swords (#3) - 3

Canongate Myths
- The Goddess Chronicle by Natsuo Kirino (#13) - 1

Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch
- The Lies of Locke Lamora (#1) - 1
- Red Seas Under Red Skies (#2) - 2
- The Republic of Thieves (#3) - 3

A Dirge for Prester John by Catherynne M. Valente
- The Folded World - 2

Samuil Petrovich by Simon Morden
- Equations of Life (#1) - 1

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
- Oryx and Crake (#1) - 1
- The Year of the Flood (#2) - 2
- MaddAddam (#3) - 3

Some of the Best from Tor.com
- 2011 edition
- 2012 edition - 1
- 2013 edition

Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente
- The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (#1) - 1
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (#2) - 2

The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (#1) - 1

Delia Martin by Jaime Lee Moyer
- Delia's Shadow (#1) - 1

Total: 32


message 9: by Robert (last edited Dec 21, 2013 02:01PM) (new)

Robert Hill | 45 comments 1 POINT x11 = 11
The Wishing Spell The Land of Stories #1
Murder at the Vicarage Miss Marple #1
Beautiful Creatures Caster Chronicles #1
The Reluctant Assassin Warp #1
House of Secrets House of Secrets #1
The Colossus Rises Seven Wonders #1
The Cuckoo's Calling Cormoran Strike #1
The Color of Magic Discworld #1
Reviver: A Novel Reviver #1
City of Bones Mortal Instruments #1
Raven's Gate Power of Five #1

2 POINTS x4 = 8
Vortex Tempest #2
The Light Fantastic Discworld #2
Evil Star Power of Five #2
City of Ashes Mortal Instruments #2

3 POINTS x3 = 9
Best Kept Secret Clifton Chronicles #3
The Empty Chair Lincoln Rhyme #3
Nightrise Power of FIve #3

4 POINTS x 5 = 20
Inferno Robert Langdon #4
Tick Tock Michael Bennett #4
Cruel and Unusual Kay Scarpetta #4
The Stone Monkey Lincoln Rhyme #4
Necropolis Power of Five #4

5 POINTS x4 =20
Mortal Coil Skulduggery Pleasant #5
I, Michael Bennett Michael Bennett #5
The Body Farm Kay Scarpetta #5
Oblivion The Power of Five #5

6 POINTS x3 = 18
Death Bringer Skulduggery Pleasant #6
The Twelfth Card Lincoln Rhyme #6
Gone Michael Bennett #6

7 POINTS x3 = 21
Kingdom of the Wicked Skulduggery Pleasant #7
The Third Wheel Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7
The Cold Moon Lincoln Rhyme #7

8 POINTS x2 = 16
The Broken Window Lincoln Rhyme #8
Hard Luck Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8

12 POINTS x1 = 12
12th of Never Women's Murder Club #12

18 POINTS x1 = 18
Never Go Back Jack Reacher #18

Total: 153 points


message 10: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Please do! Everyone is welcome!


message 11: by Riana (last edited Apr 02, 2013 07:28AM) (new)

Riana | 397 comments Count me in!

Fifty Shades Freed - 3 Points
Prince of Thorns - 1 point
Warm Bodies - 1 point
Chocolat - 1 point
Just One Day - 1 point
Dark Lover - 1 point
Cinder - 1 point
Quarantine: The Loners - 1 point
Shiver - 1 point

Total Points: 11


message 12: by Lindie (last edited Jul 16, 2013 09:50PM) (new)

Lindie (lindiedb) | 21 comments Books worth 1 point: 30
Michelle Hodkin: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Kendare Blake: Anna Dressed in Blood
Shannon Stacey: Exclusively Yours
Zoraida Córdova: The Vicious Deep
Bethany Griffin: Masque of the Red Death
Kresley Cole: Poison Princess
Scott Tracey: Witch EyesMoonset
Miranda Kenneally: Catching Jordan
Jeff Somers: Trickster
Brent Hartinger: Geography Club
Monica Murphy: One Week Girlfriend
Rhiannon Paille: Surrender
Imran Siddiq: Disconnect
Brigid Kemmerer: StormBreathless
Michele Vail: Undeadly
Diana Rowland: My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Victoria Scott: The Collector
Cynthia Hand: Unearthly
Selina Fenech: Memory's Wake
Rita Webb: Playing Hooky
Kim Harrison: Dead Witch Walking
Katie McGarry: Pushing the Limits
Jennifer Rush: Altered
Kellie Sheridan: Mortality
Amanda Sun: Ink
Angie Fox: The Accidental Demon Slayer
Heidi Acosta: Barbie Girl
A.G. Howard: Splintered

Books worth 2 points: 16
Michelle Hodkin: The Evolution of Mara Dyer
Jim Butcher: Academ's Fury
Brent Hartinger: The Order of the Poison Oak
Brigid Kemmerer: Spark
Marissa Meyer: Scarlet
Diana Rowland: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
Kim Harrison: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
Heidi Acosta: Barbie World

Books worth 3 points: 12
Jim Butcher: Cursor's Fury
Brent Hartinger: Double Feature: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies/Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies
Brigid Kemmerer: Spirit
Sergei Lukyanenko: Twilight Watch

Books worth 4 points: 8
Jim Butcher: Captain's Fury
Brent Hartinger: The Elephant of Surprise

Books worth 5 points: 10
Jim Butcher: Princeps' Fury
Kevin Hearne: Trapped

Books worth 6 points: 6
Jim Butcher: First Lord's Fury

Books worth 7 points: 7
Patricia Briggs: Frost Burned

Books worth 8 points: 8
Rob Thurman: Slashback

TOTAL: 97


message 13: by Varla Fiona (last edited Aug 17, 2013 03:34AM) (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Total: 213

1 point x 30=30
1) Phoenix Rising
2) Agatha H and the Airship City
3) The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
4) The Darkest Minds
5) Prince of Thorns
6) Cinder
7) The Rook
8) Along Came a Spider
9) Etiquette & Espionage
10) My Haunted House
11) God Save the Queen
12) The Emerald Atlas
13) The Way of Shadows
14) Epic
15) The Kill Artist
16) Cut & Run
17) The Alexander Cipher
18) A Wrinkle in Time
19) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
20) The 5th Wave
21) Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos
22) Touch of Frost
23) Odd Thomas
24) Darkly Dreaming Dexter
25) Shades of Grey
26) Blood Faerie
27) Assassins Apprentice
28) The Holders
29) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
30) The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

2 points x 14=28
1) The Fourth Bear
2) Speaker for the Dead
3) Scarlet
4) UnWholly
5) The Janus Affair
6) The Sword in the Grotto
7) The Tomb of Hercules
8) Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel
9) The Queen Is Dead
10) Vanish
11) Lost in a Good Book
12) Kiss of Frost
13) Azuri Fae
14) Dearly Devoted Dexter

3 points x 10=30
1) Three to Get Deadly
2) Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
3) Blameless
4) Xenocide
5) The Secret Of Excalibur
6) Frognapped
7) Code
8) The Scottish Prisoner
9) James Potter and the Vault of Destinies
10)George and the Big Bang

4 points x 8=72
1) Heartless
2) Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors
3) Vampire Brat
4) The Kiss
5) Peter and the Sword of Mercy
6) Children of the Mind
7) Spud: Exit, Pursued by a Bear
8) Inferno

5 points x 4=20
1) Timeless
2) Charlie Bone and the Hidden King
3) Ghostsitters
4) Ender's Shadow

6 points x 2=12
1) The Enchantress
2) Charlie Bone and the Beast

Other =21
1) Taggerung - 14 points
2) Fyre - 7 points


message 14: by Jax (last edited Dec 31, 2013 02:31AM) (new)


message 15: by Carolien (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2346 comments Mod
Here.


message 16: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Random Question:

If a book is part of a sub-series do you count the series number or the sub series number?
e.g Trudi Canavan has 6 novels in the Kyralia series, however this is made up of two trilogies.
Or Jacqueline Carey - 9 books - 3 trilogies?


message 17: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Unless it's one continuous story like Wheel of Time, Discworld etc. I'd say books marketed as separate trilogies would need to count as 1 - 3 points.


message 18: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Agreed


message 19: by Barbara (last edited Feb 20, 2013 01:43AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I counted the Jacqueline Carey trilogies as 1-9. Yes they each have a different main character, but they are a continuous story and it will confuse the reader if you don't read them as 1-9.

I am not familiar about the Kyralia series. If you're planning on reading them I will do some research.

If the trilogies are not a continuous story but just set in the same universe than they are counted as 1-3.
A subserie is a subserie and begins counting at 1.


message 20: by Jax (last edited Feb 20, 2013 04:18AM) (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
I used Kyralia as an example, as I've already read them.
In this case the second Trilogy picks up 20 years after the end of the first - keeping most of the original characters - only older.

Though, I have the last 3 books of Raymond E. Feist's The Riftwar Cycle to read. Its part of a continuous story, and though I guess you could read them without having read the prior novels, you'd lose quite a bit, as the series follows a set of characters from the first book all the way through.

Riftwar Cycle


message 21: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
What are the three last books? That makes it easier for me to find out how they will count or if someone else has already read them please join in with your thoughts.


message 22: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
A Kingdom Besieged
A Crown Imperilled
Magician's End


message 23: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Crusader wrote: "Catching Fire: 2
Mockingjay: 3
Carpe Jugulum: 23
Carpe Jugulum: 25
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30): 30
Monstrous Regiment: 31
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32): 32

Total: 146"


I know you want to beat me this year but reading the same book twice and then using two different amounts of points is going a bit far. :P
I think you made a mistake with Carpe Jugulum.


message 24: by Crusader (last edited Mar 20, 2013 10:14AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Barbara wrote: "Crusader wrote: "Catching Fire: 2
Mockingjay: 3
Carpe Jugulum: 23
Carpe Jugulum: 25
The Wee Free Men (Discworld, #30): 30
Monstrous Regiment: 31
A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32): 32

Total: 146"
..."


I'll check that. I think I just messed up a title. *Goes hunting for spreadsheet*

Fixed it. It should be THE TRUTH by Pratchett for 25 points.


message 25: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
I just have a question, as I have possibly misunderstood part of the rules to this challenge.

We must read in order, but can we skip books as we go? The example that made me think of this is Crusader's Discworld reads. He read 23, then 25, then 30. I thought you had to read 24 after 23 in order to get the points for 25. Obviously if you read 24 after 25 it doesn't count, but I am confused about the skipping numbers aspect.

Can someone clarify this for me? Thanks!

(Crusader, I am not trying to attack you. I just got confused about how the challenge works when I saw your post and want to clarify for my future reads!!)


message 26: by Crusader (last edited Mar 24, 2013 08:04AM) (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
That's actually a very good question Varla and something I might have misunderstood. My jumping around is due to the fact that I've read the books that fall in-between those during the Discworld challenge, so I only read the ones I haven't read. Barbara will have to rule on how the scoring will work in this case.

I think this jumping only makes sense in the Discworld novels since in a normal series you will definitely want to read them in order.


message 27: by Barbara (last edited Mar 24, 2013 09:16AM) (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
You have to have read the previous books to get the full points on a book. So if you read book 10 in a series you have had to read book 1-9 to get 10 points. You don't have to have read books 1-9 in order as long as you have read them all. That means you can skip numbers if you have read them previously. So what Crusader is doing is ok and his books count.

Don't worry about asking questions like these, Varla Fiona. I also feel bad if I see someone doing something and I am not sure if that is ok because I too don't want to attack someone. But if a challenge or rules of a challenge are unclear then just ask. Like in this case Crusader wasn't even sure if what he was doing was allowed so it might clear up something for other people too.


message 28: by Varla Fiona (new)

Varla Fiona (dory_42) | 1332 comments Mod
Ok, that makes sense. Thanks.


message 29: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Barbara wrote: "Like in this case Crusader wasn't even sure if what he was doing was allowed so it might clear up something for other people too.
"


I thought it was the way previous challenges like this were run (skipping those you have already read and having the rest count), but this bit threw me:

The catch is that you have to read the books in order. If you first read book 3 and then book 6 and then book 1 you will not get full points. For every book read out of order you will get one point.

That can easily be understood to mean that you HAVE to read everything in order for them to count. But obviously on second reading you spot that those make no mention of having read books 2,4 & 5 which then causes them all to count only 1 point.


message 30: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
The rules are actually quite simple but difficult to explain. At least for me, but I'll see if I can think of a way of describing the rules that makes sense and is easy to understand and post them in the first message.
And rest assured if you were counting points for books that you shouldn't, I would have told you by now. :)


message 31: by Crusader (new)

Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Barbara wrote: "And rest assured if you were counting points for books that you shouldn't, I would have told you by now. :) "

I'm acutely aware of that fact!


message 32: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
lol!


message 33: by Shelagh (new)

Shelagh P. (shelaghp) | 58 comments This challenge looks like so much fun!

Do any books we have read from 1 Jan 2013 count, or only those read once we officially join the challenge?


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Crusader (crusaderza) | 2453 comments Mod
Shelagh wrote: "This challenge looks like so much fun!

Do any books we have read from 1 Jan 2013 count, or only those read once we officially join the challenge?"


Any books read since the start of the challenge (1 Jan 2013) count, so you can go ahead and throw your list together.


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Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Shelagh wrote: "This challenge looks like so much fun!

Do any books we have read from 1 Jan 2013 count, or only those read once we officially join the challenge?"


Please join, the more the merrier.


message 36: by Henri (last edited Jun 18, 2013 04:53AM) (new)

Henri | 122 comments Total Points: 25

Books worth 1 point:
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5) by Stephen King Golden Fox by Wilbur A. Smith
(Read out of order, only 1 point)

Books worth 2 points
Lenobia's Vow (House of Night Novellas, #2) by P.C. Cast

Books worth 5 points
Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5) by Stephen King

Books worth 6 points
Rage by Wilbur A. Smith

Books worth 10 points
Hidden (House of Night, #10) by P.C. Cast


message 37: by Henri (new)

Henri | 122 comments I have a question about the points.

I have read Wolves of the Calla now which is 5 points (as i read the whole series so far) but now I want to read Wind through the keyhole, which is book 4.5 (stephen king) but the 8th one that was published.
and I will then read Nr 6 after 4.5.

Now I would like to know how the points will work for that. In any case I get 5 points for Wolves, but how will points then work for Wind, and then Song of Susannah (Nr 6)

My understanding is:
Wolves: 5 Points
Wind (Nr4.5) 1 point as its out of order
Song (Nr6): 6 POints as i read all the previous books then.

Could someone verify for me?


message 38: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Last year we discussed reading a series that was published out of order and then we agreed that you have to decide to either read it in the order it was published or the order it was intended and get points according to what you are doing.
Since you are saying you get 5 points for Wolves of the Calla I conclude that you want your points based on the publication date. And then what you are saying is indeed how many points you get.


message 39: by Henri (new)

Henri | 122 comments Barbara,
I have read books one to 4 prior to the challenge.
Then I read book 5 as start to this challenge,
(Book 4.5 was published during the time I was reading 5, but I want to read 4.5 now before reading 6)

The question is basically:
1) How many points do I then get for reading 4.5, after having read 5.
2) Do I then still get 6 point for reading book 6 (after I mixed it up by reading 4.5 out of order?)

If I understand your last sentence correctly, lets say I am reading on pub date, which changes NR4.5 to NR 8, my points will work as follow:

Wolves, NR 5 : 5 points (Read 1-5 in order, 5 for this challenge)
Wind, NR 8 : 1 point, since its out of order
Song, NR 6 : 6 points since I have already read books 1-5?

Im just a bit confused, and under normal circumstances I would read in publication order, but in this case, the happenings in Wind, which is book 8, happens between books 4 & 5.


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Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
The problem is that we don't use half points in this challenge and youu need to decide how you read a series. Since you have stated that you normally read a series in publication order I will assume that is what you are doing. Then you get 5 points for Wolves, 1 point for Wind and 6 for Song.


message 41: by Henri (new)

Henri | 122 comments Thanks Barbara.

That's how I thought it should be, and am happy with that. I will use it as such then, whenever I get to them again... got so much reading to catch up on.


message 42: by Henri (new)

Henri | 122 comments Finished with Hidden bringing my points to 24...


message 43: by Janice (last edited Dec 22, 2013 06:02AM) (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Total Points = 215
Total Books = 73

1 point (read out of sequence): 1x2=2
The Deeds of the Disturber (Amelia Peabody, #5) by Elizabeth Peters Flaunting, Extravagant Queen (French Revolution, #3) by Jean Plaidy

1 point: 1x23=23
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1) by R.J. Anderson The Unnaturalists (The Unnaturalists, #1) by Tiffany Trent Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1) by Kasie West A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Artemis Fowl The Graphic Novel (Artemis Fowl The Graphic Novels, #1) by Eoin Colfer Pantomime (Pantomime, #1) by Laura Lam The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1) by Eoin Colfer Malice (Malice, #1) by Chris Wooding Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1) by Soman Chainani Abandon (Abandon Trilogy, #1) by Meg Cabot Curse of the Night Wolf (Barnaby Grimes, # 1) by Paul Stewart Zenn Scarlett (Zenn Scarlett, #1) by Christian Schoon The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss The 100 (The Hundred, #1) by Kass Morgan The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey Call of the Forgotten, #1) by Julie Kagawa

2 points: 2x22=44
The Grand Tour (Cecilia and Kate, #2) by Patricia C. Wrede Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) by Tahereh Mafi A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin Being Nikki (Airhead, #2) by Meg Cabot Death of a Saint (Mall Rats, #2) by Lily Herne The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) by Julie Kagawa Cold Fire (Spiritwalker, #2) by Kate Elliott Queen of the Night (This is Shyness, #2) by Leanne Hall Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #2) by Jessica Spotswood Magic Under Stone (Magic Under, #2) by Jaclyn Dolamore Havoc (Malice, #2) by Chris Wooding Underworld (Abandon Trilogy, #2) by Meg Cabot Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) by Leigh Bardugo Quicksilver (Ultraviolet, #2) by R.J. Anderson Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, #2) by Kenneth Oppel Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist, #2) by Rick Yancey Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School, #2) by Gail Carriger World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) by Susan Ee The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss The Broken Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy, #2) by N.K. Jemisin

3 points: 3x13=39
Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3) by Kristin Cashore The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After (Cecelia and Kate, #3) by Patricia C. Wrede Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3) by Lauren DeStefano Runaway (Airhead, #3) by Meg Cabot Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin The Far West (Frontier Magic, #3) by Patricia C. Wrede Awaken (Abandon Trilogy, #3) by Meg Cabot Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr The Isle of Blood (The Monstrumologist, #3) by Rick Yancey The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #3) by Carrie Ryan Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth The Kingdom of Gods (The Inheritance Trilogy, #3) by N.K. Jemisin

4 points: 4x7=28
Spud Exit, Pursued by a Bear by John van de Ruit Evolution Expects (Pax Britannia, #4) by Jonathan Green Blood of Dragons (Rain Wild Chronicles, #4) by Robin Hobb A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4) by Brandon Sanderson The Ace Of Skulls (Tales of the Ketty Jay, #4) by Chris Wooding The Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4) by Rick Yancey

6 points: 6x1=6
Payback (Fearless, #6) by Francine Pascal

7 points: 7x2=14
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson, #7) by Patricia Briggs Rebel (Fearless, #7) by Francine Pascal

9 points: 9x1=9
Blood (Fearless, #9) by Francine Pascal

10 points: 10x1=10
Liar (Fearless, #10) by Francine Pascal

40 points: 40x1=40
Raising Steam (Discworld, #40) by Terry Pratchett

This is such a fun idea! And it gives me incentive to finish all the series I start... or carry on with them at least.


message 44: by Jax (last edited Jul 18, 2013 05:25AM) (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Jax wrote: "Random Question:
If a book is part of a sub-series do you count the series number or the sub series number?..."


Msg 17" Crusader wrote: "Unless it's one continuous story like Wheel of Time, Discworld etc. I'd say books marketed as separate trilogies would need to count as 1 - 3 points."

With regards to this question and Raymond E Feist.
We didn't really resolve it before.
What if a series is marketed as both? depending on the country of publication?

From HarperVoyager UK:
"But now we really have something huge to celebrate when Ray visits the UK this month. For MAGICIAN’S END – the 30th book in the Riftwar Cycle – marks the epic conclusion to this phenomenal series. And a truly worthy final volume it is, too."

Here's the link to the full article.
End of an Era


message 45: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
If it is marketed as both you can count it as both. But if the last book is the 30th in the series you have had to have read al 29 other books for it to count as 30.


message 46: by Jax (new)

Jax | 899 comments Mod
Thanks Barbara! :)

I have! Raymond E Feist is actually the Author that got me interested in the Fantasy Genre and I've been reading this series for over 10 years now. And the first book - "Magician" is still one of my favorites!!


message 47: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Barbara, would you consider this part of a series: Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2012 Edition? There is a 2011 and 2013 edition as well.


message 48: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I have seen people talking about books like that and considering them series. So yes you can use it.


message 49: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith Thanks!


message 50: by Janice (new)

Janice | 1820 comments Mod
Will this challenge be available again in 2014?


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