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message 1: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:42AM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Captain:Belinda
Belinda
~Melissa~
Christal
Tia
Lesley
TheButterflyEffect


Free Pass


message 2: by Jenne (last edited Feb 10, 2014 08:05PM) (new)

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


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 Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments Hi, team! I'm looking forward to getting started! :)


message 5: by Belinda (last edited Apr 04, 2014 02:23AM) (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Hi everyone!! Was just sorting out my time zones....I'm nearly a full day ahead down here in Oz!
I've not played this game before but it looks like a lot of fun and it will be fantastic for my TBR pile :)

Do we need a team name and captain? I can do captain if no one else wants the job ;)



WEEK 1 - space 10
Belinda: The Spirit Banner (alternate) - review here
Melissa: Forgotten Sins (book 1) - review here
Christal: The Winner's Curse (book 1) - review here
Steph Ann: Black Wings (book 1) - review here
Lesley: Melt With You (book 1) - review here
ButterflyEffect: Unwind (book 1) - review here


WEEK 2 - space 16
Belinda: Hunted(book 6) - review here
Melissa: Pride Mates (book 1) - review here
Christal: Night Owls (book 1) - review here
Steph Ann: Blue Diablo (book 1) - review here
Lesley: A Beautiful Mess (book 1) - review here
ButterflyEffect: Under the Never Sky (book 1) - review here


WEEK 3 - space 26
Belinda: World After (book 2) - review here
Melissa: Hunting Ground (book 2) - review here
Christal: Darkbound (book 2) - review here
Steph Ann: Magic on the Hunt (book 6) - review here
Lesley: The Things I Do for You (book 2) - review here
ButterflyEffect: UnWholly (book 2) - review here


WEEK 4 - space 33
Belinda: The Ripple Effect (book 3) - review here
Melissa: Whisper No Lies (book 3) - review here
Christal: The Line (alternate) - review here
Lesley: Off the Record (book 3) - review here
ButterflyEffect: Champion (book 3) - review here


WEEK 5 - space 42
Belinda: The Zombie Whisperer (book 4) - review here
Melissa: In Rides Trouble (book 2) - review here
Christal: Banishing the Dark (book 4) - review here
Lesley: Kissing In Cars (alternate) - review here
ButterflyEffect: World After (book 2) - review here


WEEK 6 - space 50
Belinda: Reaver (book 5) - review here
Melissa: Darkness Unleashed (book 5) - review here
Christal: Above (standalone) - review here
Lesley: Something Good (standalone) - review here
ButterflyEffect: A Confusion of Princes (standalone) - review here
Tia: End of Story (standalone) - review here



WEEK 7 - space 59
Belinda: Magic for a Price (book 9) - review here
Melissa: Midnight Awakening (alternate) - review here
Christal: Magic Slays (book 5) - review here
Lesley: Red Hot Christmas (book 5) - review here
ButterflyEffect: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (alternate) - review here
Tia: The Titan's Curse (alternate) - review here


WEEK 8 - space 64
Belinda: Sacrificial Magic (book 4) - review here
Melissa: Kaleidoscope (book 6) - review here
Christal: Magic Rises (book 6) - review here
Lesley: My Sweet Valentine: A Pride Series Novel (book 6) - review here
ButterflyEffect: Unearthly (alternate) - review here
Tia: The Goddess Test (alternate) - review here

WEEK 9 -
Belinda:
Melissa:
Christal:
Lesley:
ButterflyEffect:
Tia:


message 6: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments I would be fine with you being captain, Belinda. :)

I'll try to put my creative thinking hat on and think of some name possibilities!


message 7: by Lesley (new)

Lesley (laparks) Hey everyone!! Looking forward to playing with you all!


message 8: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments The only name I've come up with so far is Two-rrific Readers. I'm not very creative lol.


message 9: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Hi teamies!! *Waves at Steph Ann ~ were we on the same team for this last time or Words w Friends??
@Belinda - I played last time and feel like just as many books got put on TBR as I read,lol

I'm looking forward to this slower paced version. Hi my name is Melissa and I'm a team challenge addict,lol

Belinda - you go Captain!!

I'm not great at names but here are a few - kind of corny but....

Two to Tango
Split Second Readers
Team Two Watch For


message 10: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments *waves back at Melissa* I believe we were on the same team for the last round of the scavenger hunt. It's hard to keep all the challenges separate in my mind lol.


message 11: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Steph Ann wrote: "*waves back at Melissa* I believe we were on the same team for the last round of the scavenger hunt. It's hard to keep all the challenges separate in my mind lol."

I know - crazy, huh - are you doing the scavenger hunt again this time?


message 12: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments Yes I am. I'm on the sun goddesses team. :)


message 13: by Christal (new)

Christal | 67 comments Hi everyone! This is my first time playing this challenge, but I feel like I've been on some other teams with Belinda and Steph Ann before. :)

I'm good with Belinda being captain and I like Split Second Readers the best for the name so far.


message 14: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments I think we were on an SOS bingo team together, Christal. :)

I also like Split Second Readers!


message 15: by Lesley (new)

Lesley (laparks) I like Split Second Readers and also Team Two Watch for!


message 16: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Split second readers sounds good!

I've been trying to come up with something catchy with 'deuce' in it but I'm failing miserably!!


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Split second readers is really good!


message 18: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Righto. Will request out name!! :)


message 19: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Just a heads up too girls: I'll be rolling about 5pm my time tomorrow arvo which is midnight US central time - not long now!!


message 20: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Morning teamies - just an FYI we will be on vacation from Sat Feb 15 > Sat Feb 22. I will try to figure out my book asap on Fri 14. We may have only spotty internet access. Not sure yet as we have never been to this resort. It says internet access but some only have in the lobby - which can be a pain. I will make sure I complete my review at some point during that week before the next roll. I'll have all sort of books avail to me on my iPad while on vacay. Can't wait! Must get away from all this Chicago snow - I can't take it anymore,lol


message 21: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments I'm in central Illinois, Melissa, and I'm so jealous you get to get away from the snow for awhile! I'm so sick of it! I'm also getting tired of these days with -20 windchills.

I have a doctor's appointment first thing tomorrow morning, but I'll check in with what I'm going to read as soon as that's done! So excited to get started! :)


message 22: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments I know - it's been a horrid winter - however if I remember back to my childhood we usually had really bad winters and they have been very mild over about the last 10 yrs. I guess I shouldn't complain. I'm just so grateful that hubby wanted to get away from work after the holidays!! It's working out well. The kids will only miss a couple of days that week due to days off school. Win- win!!


message 23: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments The winters really have been mild the last few years. That's probably why this one feels so awful, lol.


message 24: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Steph Ann wrote: "The winters really have been mild the last few years. That's probably why this one feels so awful, lol."

I know - I just can't seem to stop whining about it,lol


message 25: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Enjoy your time away Melissa!

We're the exact opposite to you weather wise. We're having constant heat waves of about 45degrees Celsius.


message 26: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments First roll: 5 & 5 = space 10. Reading either 1st in series or standalone


message 27: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments This week: Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison book 11 of the series


message 28: by Lesley (new)

Lesley (laparks) and we're off!!!

I'll be reading Melt With You (Fire and Icing #1) by Jessie Evans (Fire & Icing Book #1)


message 29: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Hey B does that one fit the alternate? It has to be a tenth, first, standalone or the alternate.


message 30: by Christal (last edited Feb 07, 2014 05:53AM) (new)

Christal | 67 comments Woot perfect roll! I'll be reading The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1).

The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski


message 31: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Good Morning - I have 2 book ones to choose from. I'm going to see if either will work for Scavenger Hunt before I choose. Forgotten Sins (Sins Brothers, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti or Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1) by Jennifer Ashley I'll let you know which one I pick.


message 32: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments I'm going to go with Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) by Christina Henry . :)


message 33: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Sorry jenne! Newbie mistake! I was thinking book 11 using the 1 as a derivative of the 10 (does that make sense??) I'll change it


message 34: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Lol it's all good that's what I thought you were thinking. It might be on the alternate though, I'd check.


message 35: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Nope doesn't fit :(
I'm changing to The Spirit Banner (Rogue Angel, #22) by Alex Archer (alternate pub 2010). That works? Just slap me if I make my own rules again.....


message 36: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments You're good :)


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll be doing Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman which is the first book in the Unwind Dystology


message 38: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Week 1
First roll: 5-5 = 10
1st in series, book 10 of series or stand alone


Forgotten Sins
Book 1 of Sins Brothers series
2/9/14
4 ~ 4.5♥

Review: Josie is called to the hospital to pick up her husband who left her high and dry two years ago. She just wants to see him so he can sign the divorce papers from there short marriage. Too bad he has amnesia from taking a hit to the head after taking out three thugs. Shane Dean can't remember anything from his life. First night at Josie's place three men come through the guest bedroom window and Shane incapacitates them. Beginning of a great suspense thriller. Shane has been raised in some form of military camp with his brothers and he's learned to not share anything with anybody. He views Josie as soft and must be protected. Will he win back his wife's heart or is he the bad guy and Josie shouldn't trust him?


message 39: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments That book sounds good, Melissa! Another one to add to the TBR, lol.

I'm about 60 percent done with my book. Should have it finished tomorrow. :)


message 40: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments It was a recommendation from another GR friend Pat. It was fabulous. I just recently read book 1 of her Dark Protectors series which was good too >> Fated (Dark Protectors, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti . Although I liked the H/h in this one better.


message 41: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments I knew I recognized the author's name from somewhere. I've had Fated on my TBR for awhile.


message 42: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Vampires and shifters


message 43: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Awesome work ladies! I'm about halfway thru. Should have more reding time now I'm finished night shift. I'll update my first post later today with everyone's choices and will be placing links to reviews etc there too. Please check regularly and let me know if I make mistakes or leave out something


message 44: by Lesley (new)

Lesley (laparks) Week 1
First roll: 5-5 = 10
1st in series, book 10 of series or stand alone


Melt With You (Fire and Icing #1) by Jessie Evans by Jessie Evans
finished 2/8/2014
#1 in the Fire and Icing series

****

Review: Naomi suffers a horrible loss and decides that her life in the spotlight in Hollywood isn't all it's cracked up to be so she decides to come back to her small hometown in Georgia and try to right the wrong from years ago, when she broke up with Jake before she left town. In the time that she's been gone, he had moved on and had to deal with his own loss. Can time heal all wounds and can he forgive her enough to try for a second chance at happiness?


message 45: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments Updated to here. And I've figured out how to link posts on my phone! Score!! :D


message 46: by Christal (new)

Christal | 67 comments Week 1
First roll: 5-5 = 10
1st in series, book 10 of series or stand alone


Book: The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski by Marie Rutowski
Series: #1 in The Winner's Trilogy
Finished: 2/7/14
Rating: 4 stars

*******

Review: The Winner's Curse was a very interesting book, but I'm a little conflicted with the love story I'm supposed to be behind. I loved Kestrel and pretty much everything about her. I thought she was a great, empowered lead - except where it concerned Arin. I never liked him. I understand he did what he had to do to free his people, but I never liked his character. I also didn't understand the romance between him and Kestrel; they didn't really have that much contact with each other. The descriptions and prose in this book were beautiful and I am interested to see what Kestrel's choice at the end of the book brings, but I could do with less Arin in the next. Will definitely be reading the rest of this trilogy though.


message 47: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 5015 comments Belinda wrote: "Awesome work ladies! I'm about halfway thru. Should have more reding time now I'm finished night shift. I'll update my first post later today with everyone's choices and will be placing links to re..."

Belinda do you work in health care? Night shift makes me think of my year as a night nurse. Just curious....


WTG Christal and Lesley!!


message 48: by Steph Ann (new)

Steph Ann | 509 comments Week 1
First roll: 5-5 = 10
1st in series, book 10 of series or stand alone


Black Wings (Black Wings, #1) by Christina Henry

Series: #1 in Black Wings series
Read: 2/10/14
Rating: 3.5 stars

Review

This was a really quick, enjoyable read. The reason I'm giving it 3.5 stars rather than 4 is that there were parts that fell a little flat and made the story lose its fast pace. Other than that, I really have nothing negative to say. I loved Beezle, the popcorn loving gargoyle, and hope he continues to have a big presence in the other books. Looking forward to reading book 2!


message 49: by Christal (new)

Christal | 67 comments We're really moving along; great job so far everyone!


message 50: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 461 comments ~Melissa~ wrote: "Belinda wrote: "Awesome work ladies! I'm about halfway thru. Should have more reding time now I'm finished night shift. I'll update my first post later today with everyone's choices and will be pla..."

Yup. You caught me! Nurse! :) I work in a busy emergency department and we all rotate thru night shift every month. They always seem to come around so quickly!

Steph Ann - I've had black wings in my TBR pile for soooo long! I must get to it.

I hope to have my book finished in the next day or so. Updating the list now to include our new reviews.....maybe we can try to earn free pass??


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