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message 1: by Jenne (last edited Feb 14, 2014 07:18AM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Captain: Sheila
Book Concierge
Monica Happy Reading All!

Free Pass

message 2: by Jenne (last edited Feb 10, 2014 08:14PM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Dice Roll (2 dice on Fridays US Central Time)
Time Zone Converter
Post Your Spot

message 3: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:41AM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments  photo 46de6706-f0fc-4177-b150-a4c10be59e08_zps8ba9c9ce.jpg

The alternates:
Each number corresponds with the spot on the board.
For colors: The cover has to be at least 50%
For locations: As long as the book takes part at all in the given location .
For Shelves: Any book on the given shelf
For Publication Years: I'll be using how GR has it's publication date listed.
For Authors Names: The first, middle, or last name of the author is ok.
For Titles: Only the first word of the title. A, An, And, and The do not count.
So if the letter is B: The Best Day would be ok. Dear Betty would not be ok.

1. Location: China
2. Author: K
3. Color: Green
4. 2005
5. Maybe
6. Title: H
7. Location: Arizona
8. Author: P
9. Color: White
10. 2010
11. 4-Stars
12. Title: B
13. Location: France
14. Author: E
15. Color: Blue
16. 2003
17. loved
18. Title: N
19. Location: Texas
20. Author: G
21. Color: Purple
22. 2012
23. lendable
24. Title: W
25. Location: Kansas
26. Author: S
27. Color: Pink
28. 2004
29. bookclub
30. Title: C
31. Location: New York
32. Author: A
33. Color: Black
34. 2013
35. hardcover
36. Title: D
37. Location: Italy
38. Author: R
39. Color: Yellow
40. 2007
41. audio
42. Title: K
43. Location: Oregon
44. Author: L
45. Color: Red
46. 2009
47. purchased
48. Title: M
49. Location: England
50. Author: J
51. Color: Gray/Silver
52. 2002
53. started
54. Title: R
55. Location: Florida
56. Author: F
57. Color: Orange
58. 2008
59. keepers
60. Title: P
61. Location: South America
62. Author: C
63. Color: Green
64. 2011
65. reviews
66. Title: E
67. Location: California
68. Author: T
69. Color: Red
70. 2012
71. stand-alones
72. Title: S
73. Location: Russia
74. Author: W
75. Color: White
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message 4: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Woohoo - Team 1 - The One's to beat for sure. I recognize some of you and am really looking forward to this challenge with all of you.

A little bit about myself to introduce myself. I am recently retired after 36 years as a respiratory therapist. I am married 40 years this year to a great guy and since my retirement my new job is reading.

I did the 2 book per week SSS challenge last time and was captain of a great team and would be glad to volunteer to be captain again unless someone else really wants to do it.

I am very excited to get this challenge started because I really need to make some progress on my 100 plus series I have in play. Only problem is after reading everyone's reviews of their books than I want to read those as well - sigh.

I look forward to meeting you all. Go team 1!!

message 5: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hi Teamies,

Looking forward to another round of Super Series. I also played in the first round and managed to get many books off the TBR, and added even more to it :0)

I'm fine with Sheila being captain - I have a small oral surgery next Wednesday and might be offline a couple of days so its best if I'm not captain this time.

Team names the immediately come to mind are:

One Book Wonders
Books on First

Also like Sheila's One's to Beat.

message 6: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) oral surgery - yikes Lauren. I just went to an edodontist. I had never even heard of that one! I like all these team names proposed so far.

message 7: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Sheila wrote: "oral surgery - yikes Lauren. I just went to an edodontist. I had never even heard of that one! I like all these team names proposed so far."

I don't know what that is but it doesn't sound good, lol!

message 8: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) an endontist is a specialist in root canals.

message 9: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments Hi Sheila and Lauren!! I didn't receive a message about what team I was on but knew the teams were being picked. I work full time in a local school district. I was married for 20 years but am currently going through a divorce. I have a dog and cat that cuddle with me when I read.

I have a few series I am currently reading and would like to finish. Plus some that I want to start. I may even read some alternates.

Sheila I am fine with you being captain. I know I don't have the time. This is the first time I have done Super Series.

Great team names. Good luck with your Oral Surgery Lauren. Sheila are you going to need a root canal?

message 10: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Nice to meet you Monica. Sorry to hear about your divorce. My son and dil just called it quits after 13 years. They have 2 boys caught in the middle age 4 and 10. Very sad.

I've already had the root canal X 2 but at least now I know what an endodontist is haha!

This should be a fun challenge. I did the 2 book/week version last round and that was more of a squeeze.

Hopefully Turtlecollector and Book Concierge will check in later.

I can't wait to get started!

message 11: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments TC is out of town, forgot to tell y'all. I think she gets back tomorrow.

message 12: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Thanks Jenne, now I remember seeing her post about that.

message 13: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) So far proposed team names are:

The One's to beat
One Book Wonders
Books on First

message 14: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments Sorry to hear about your son and dil. I was lucky that my children were older when we first started the separation. My daughter was just graduating high school and my son was a junior. It is hard on everyone. Glad that you don't have to get another root canal.

I don't think I could do the 2 books a week unless I do audio books. I am excited too. I have books to read but don't want to start anything until this starts.

message 15: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hi Monica,
Sorry to hear about the divorce - hope it is not too difficult.

I also have a cuddle buddy when I'm reading. His name is Tobie and he's the naughtiest Jack Russell.

@Sheila - I've never had a root canal. It sounds painful. My surgery is for a cyst on the jaw bone not a tooth but it is my first general anesthetic.

Looking forward to reading some good books to get my mind off it :0)

message 16: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Here is my "baby" Kassan. Her thing is she absolutely doesn't want to be ignored and she will pester me until I am petting her AND reading. If I stop petting she will let me know.

Kassan & Me & The River photo 52b6aa8d-14a5-48e3-bab6-6460fbaf22b2_zps1aeda6ac.jpg

message 17: by Turtlecollector Dennis (last edited Apr 20, 2014 03:11PM) (new)

Turtlecollector Dennis | 760 comments Here I am. My trip actually got cancelled and I haven't been online because I have spent most of the last 2 days asleep or in my bathroom being sick. I am so mad that I had to miss my gpa's 90th birthday party.

I am fine with Sheila being captain and I like the name
The One's to Beat

Timeframe: Feb 7, 2014 - Apr 5, 2014
Goal: Reach space 75

Roll 1: Space 9: All Shook Up by Susan Andersen(white cover) 2/12/14 3♥
Roll 2: Space 16: Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley(#1) 2/18/14 4♥
Roll 3: Space 28: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross(#2) 2/24/14 4♥
Roll 4: Space 34: Opal by Jennifer Armentrout(#3) 3/1/14 3.5♥
Roll 5: Space 45: Breathe by Kristen Ashley(#4) 3/10/14 4♥
Roll 6: Space 52: Under Attack by Hannah Jayne(#2) 3/20/14 3.5♥
Roll 7: Space 60: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent(SA) 3/24/14 3.5♥
Roll 8: Space 71: I Love This Bar by Carolyn Brown(#1) 3/28/14 4♥
Roll 9: Space 79: The Inquisitor's Key by Jefferson Bass(#7) 4/5/14 4♥


message 18: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) @Sheila - she is magnificent!

Here's my Tobie:
 photo TobieNewCamera003.jpg

message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hi TC,

So sorry you haven't been well and had to miss the party :0(

message 20: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments Hi Turtlecollector! I hope you are feeling better. Sorry that your trip got cancelled.

Lauren, At first the divorce was hard but now I just want the whole ordeal over with. It is just taking too long.

My cuddle buddy is a beagle basset mix and her name is Samantha. I will have to post a picture when I am at home. I have to cuddle buddies. My cat will also lay with me and he is the one that wants to be petted. My dog is just fine with sitting next to me or curling up on my lap.

I will look at the pictures when I am at home because I can't access photobucket on here.

message 21: by Sheila (last edited Feb 04, 2014 08:02AM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Nice to see you TC. I've been down with some kind of stomach thing the last couple of days as well. It sure makes me appreciate when I'm not sick! Sorry you missed your grandpa's BIG 90!

OK so is everyone OK with The One's to Beat? If so I'll let Jenne know.

Has anyone heard from Book Concierge?

message 22: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments I am fine with The One's to Beat! I haven't heard from Book Concierge.

message 23: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Lauren wrote: "@Sheila - she is magnificent!

Here's my Tobie:


I'm thinking that Tobie doesn't miss a thing Lauren.

message 24: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Sheila wrote: "I'm thinking that Tobie doesn't miss a thing Lauren."

Your right! That's him looking out our big picture window so that he can bark at passersby.

Our thread has a new name, yay!

message 25: by Book Concierge (last edited Feb 05, 2014 12:00PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Great team name!

I'm Tessa (or BC) ... married, no kids, no pets. Grew up in Texas but came to Wisconsin to attend Marquette University at the very young age of 17 and fell in love with winter weather! Have lived in Wisconsin for more than twice as long as I ever lived in Texas (though still consider myself a Texan).

I really need to get going on doing some planning for this. I don't read many series, mostly stand alones, so I have to be sure I have enough to cover all the rolls from 2-12 just in case ....

Thanks for taking on the role of Captain, Sheila!

message 26: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Glad to meet you BC. I have been looking at the alternate choices. They are really good just in case I don't have a series book to read. My issue is I don't like to read series out of order. Actually I am kind of OCD about it. ha!

As captain I have a request. After I roll on Fridays and you check in and announce what book you are going to read that week could you put you review post in the same post by just editing your post? That way I can link everything up ahead of time. Clear as mud??

message 27: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) So BC is in snowy Wisconsin, I'm in snowy and getting snowier Illinois. Where is everyone else located?

message 28: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Hi BC!
I think I'll be reading a few of those alternates as well, especially once we get into the higher numbers.

@Sheila - I'm also fanatical about reading in order.

Updating the book post with the review is no problem :0)

Turtlecollector Dennis | 760 comments I can definitely just update my original book post.

I live in Oregon and was just going to comment on how we have been really dry here and there is conversation about declaring a drought. I just peeked out my window, though, and there is actually a light snow falling.

I like visiting Wisconsin at Christmas time for the snow, but am glad I don't have to deal with it the whole season. My dad is from WI and I have lots of family there.

message 30: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments Hi Tessa (BC)!! Great to meet you. I am in Snowy Pennsylvania. Due for a wintery mix late tonight into Wed. morning. I am hoping for a 2 hour delay for work tomorrow.

I have a lot of series that I would like to start but never take the time too. I am hoping that maybe some will fit into the alternate categories. I too hate to read series out of order especially if I know the order of them.

I am trying to finish the Sookie series and I am on number 11 and don't plan to start until after the game gets started.

I can update my original post for the review. Is there a certain way you want the posts? Also if I am at home I can figure out my books faster. I don't own all the books in my library and don't want to choose one if I can't get it at my library, or through my kindle library or on Overdrive.

I think I need to take some time to get a list together of books for possible reads.

message 31: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Don't you absolutely love the kindle/overdrive deal with the library Monica. I think I have something 6 kindle books checked out right now. Love that instant gratification. haha. I read a ton of books but have yet to actually buy one. I'm a big fan of audiobooks as well.

Nope don't need any special format for your reviews. I think Jenne likes a link to the book, date finished, rating and a short blurb/review of the book.

Just knowing ahead of time what post your review is in helps me get it all linked up ahead of time for when we all finish our books.

I like the Sookie books too and love them on audiobook. The narrator is great with the southern accents.

message 32: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments I love Overdrive. I try to get the audio books on there if possible. It can take me more then a week to actually read some books and the audio just makes it go faster. I have so many books on my kindle that I haven't paid for. Any free book and I download it.

message 33: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments A-Ok on editing our original post with the final review.

So to recap and make sure I understand how this will work

Friday at (what time?) Sheila will roll the dice and post our position number. Let's say it 7 ... we then can read either book #7 of a series or the alternate for that spot (Location: Arizona for spot # 7).

So I immediately post a response to the announcement of where we are on the board with my plan - e.g. I'm going to read Hot in Phoenix for the alternate ... And then come back to that post to complete my review/rating when I'm done.

Do I have that right?

message 34: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Sounds exactly right to me but I'll let Sheila confirm.

message 35: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) Sounds good to me but you don't have to decide immediately. I'll probably roll before 9 am Central time but since I am a horrible insomniac it could be 2 am who knows. It is just reassuring to the team that everyone logs in and acknowledges that they know what the new position is going to be. Then when you decide what book you are going to read just post a link to it so we can all see what you are reading.

You got that exactly right BC. If the roll were say 10 you could then read a book 1 in a series, a stand alone book for the 0 or book 10 in a series or alternative read # 10. 2010. Lots of choices and then you just enjoy your book and post your review and rating before the following Friday.

I think this challenge is really fun and I usually add more books than I delete because I enjoy seeing what each teammate thought of their books.

message 36: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Okay ... I either have on hand, or have requested at library books for every possible alternate for any roll from 2 through 12 ... all set for this Friday!

re Standalones ... I think anytime there is a #1 or a #0 in the roll we can use a stand alone also ... so for #11 or #12 we could also use a standalone. (i.e. one that may not necessarily fit the "alternate" category for that spot).

message 37: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments That's right BC. If you're spot has a 1 or 0 in it standalones are a-ok :)

message 38: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) You sound like you are all ready to go BC. I'm not quite that organized but I use the kindle book lending feature from the library all the time so I'm pretty sure whatever I roll I can find and get instantly. I LOVE that feature. I have something like 10 kindle books loaded and ready to go.

message 39: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) I've got to admit that I am revving my engines getting ready for the game to start. vrooom

message 40: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2345 comments Question about rolling .... must it be the captain?
I see other teams are trying to have whoever is up and active closes to midnight do the roll for the team.

I know this won't make much difference early in the game, but towards the end it might affect who can finish first.

Sheila and I are both in Central Time Zone, and since I'm still working there's no way I'll be up and active on the computer at 12.01 a.m. Central time tomorrow morning (tonight).

Do we have anyone on the West Coast (for whom it would be just after 10:00pm tonight? Or better yet, anyone in Europe or Asia?

message 41: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments It doesn't have to be the captain who rolls of the team wants to delegate a person, schedule etc. and really and truly it doesn't give a team an advantage since to win the whole team has to finish.

message 42: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) I'm in Israel and it will be around 8:00 AM my time. I'm going to work early tomorrow but I can post around 9:30 or 10:00 my time (2 AM Central).

message 43: by Sheila (last edited Feb 06, 2014 02:05PM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) I have insomnia and will probably be the first to be up anyway so I would rather just take care of the rolling. It doesn't really matter until the very end when it is first team done wins.

Turtlecollector Dennis | 760 comments You midwest and east coast people jinxed me here! We are getting a snowstorm now, predicted up to 8 in by tomorrow morning and another storm coming on Sat. I know it is nothing like you, but people here are not anywhere as prepared as some of you are for any amount of snow. My father taught me to drive in snow since he is from the midwest, but I still tend to walk instead of drive to avoid everyone else.

message 45: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments TC sorry to jinx you.. I love snow but also hate to drive in it. At least you are getting snow. We had a wintry mix and some areas received a lot of ice. Many people without power and some won't get it back until the weekend. So far we are only getting some small storms this weekend. It is smart to walk instead of driving.

Well I am getting revved up too Sheila! I have a book club book I need to finish by the 19th and would like to finish it earlier.

message 46: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) sorry about that TC. This seems to be the neverending winter.

message 47: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) I'm pushing hard to finish one of my current reads tonight so I will be ready to go. Now I have gotten waylaid by watching Olympics ice skating though.

message 48: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 276 comments Me too. I was watching the Olympics and not reading. I'm taking off tomorrow to watch my daughter's dog while she works so will hopefully get a lot of reading done tomorrow.

message 49: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) On February 7 ■ The One's to Beat! ■ rolled a 9 that moves us to spot 9

9th in series or the alternative is a white covered book

message 50: by Sheila (last edited Feb 11, 2014 06:58PM) (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) February 7 ■ The One's to Beat! ■ - Spot 9 ■

■ Sheila - Paradise Lost (Joanna Brady, #9) by J.A. Jance - Post 51

■ Lauren - White Lion's Lady (Warrior, #1) by Tina St. John ~ Post 54

Book Concierge - The Awakening by Kate Chopin - Post 52

Turtlecollector - All Shook Up by Susan Andersen - Post 56

■ Monica Happy Reading All! - Broken Angel by Sara Samarasinghe - Post 53

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