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message 1: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:43AM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Captain: Jennifer J
Skandia
Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire
Jennifer J
Talia
Amanda


Free Pass


message 2: by Jenne (last edited Feb 10, 2014 08:13PM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Dice Roll (2 dice on Fridays US Central Time)
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Post Your Spot
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message 3: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:43AM) (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 JenniferJ (last edited Apr 03, 2014 03:45PM) (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Progress Post Here

Week 1 (Feb 7, 2014) (Spot - 8)

JenniferJ - Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald - Review
JoanneBE-- The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcherbookcover - Review
Skandia-- - Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brownbookcover - Review
Talia---- - Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8) by James Pattersonbookcover - Review


Week 2 (Feb 14, 2014) (Spot - 15)

JenniferJ - Opal Fire (A Stacy Justice Mystery, #1) by Barbra Annino - Review
JoanneBE- - Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes - Review
Skandia-- - The Selection (The Selection, #1) by Kiera Cass - Review
Talia---- - Seraphina (Seraphina, #1) by Rachel Hartman - Review



Week 3 (Feb 21, 2014) (Spot - 23)

JenniferJ - At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3) by Jeaniene Frost - Review
JoanneBE- - Snakecharm (The Kiesha'ra, #2) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes - Review
Skandia-- - Desire Unchained (Demonica, #2) by Larissa Ione - Review
Talia---- - Shadow Puppets (Ender's Shadow, #3) by Orson Scott Card - Review



Week 4 (Feb 28, 2014) (Spot - 30)

JenniferJ - Captivate (Submerged Sun, #1) by Vanessa Garden - Review
JoanneBE- - Define "Normal" by Julie Anne Peters - Review
Skandia-- - Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks - Review
Talia---- - Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi - Review



Week 5 (March 7, 2014) (Spot - 41)

JenniferJ - Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - Review
JoanneBE- - Sliding Beneath the Surface (The St. Augustine Trilogy, #1) by Doug Dillon - Review
Skandia-- - Mystery Man (Dream Man, #1) by Kristen Ashley - Review
Talia---- - The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken - Review
Amanda---- - Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones - Review



Week 5 (March 14, 2014) (Spot - 50)

JenniferJ - You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis - Review
JoanneBE- - The Truth About You and Me by Amanda Grace - Review
Skandia-- - Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen - Review
Talia---- - Aunt Dimity's Christmas (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #5) by Nancy Atherton - Review
Amanda---- - Simple Perfection (Perfection, #2; Rosemary Beach, #5) by Abbi Glines - Review



Week 5 (March 21, 2014) (Spot - 60)

JenniferJ - Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan - Review
JoanneBE- - The Ruining by Anna Collomore - Review
Skandia-- - Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins - Review
Talia---- - Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #6) by Nancy Atherton - Review
Amanda---- - How I Met My Countess (Bachelor Chronicles, #6) by Elizabeth Boyle - Review



Week 5 (March 28, 2014) (Spot - 68)

JenniferJ - Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods, #1) by Tera Lynn Childs - Review
JoanneBE- - bookcover - Review
Skandia-- - Kaleidoscope (Colorado Mountain, #6) by Kristen Ashley - Review
Talia---- - bookcover - Review


Week 5 (April 4, 2014) (Spot - ??)

JenniferJ - bookcover - Review
JoanneBE- - bookcover - Review
Skandia-- - bookcover - Review
Talia---- - bookcover - Review
Amanda---- - bookcover - Review


message 5: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Hello everyone! I'm Skandia and I'm from Estonia. I read mostly romances - contemporary, historical,paranormal and lately also YA/New Adult books.
Although I have participated in team challenges before, this is the first SS Team Challenge for me.


message 6: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Hi Skandia! I read mostly YA and paranormal.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi All. This is Talia in Arizona. This is my first time in this challenge, and I'm looking forward to it! I like the team name FOURtunate Readers :). I've been reading a lot of YA lately, but I also like fantasy, science fiction, mysteries, and thrillers.


message 8: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Hi Talia! It's a fun challenge hon! :)


message 9: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Great to know that you have played before, Jennifer! I have done couple of BINGO rounds at SOS group and they were very much fun!

I'm ok with whatever name you come up to and as I am in Europe and +8 hours to CST, I don't know if this is ok for being a captain. But if the roll happens anytime during Friday CST and nobody else wants to be a captain, I could try. But, hey, we still have couple of teammates to check in.


message 10: by JenniferJ (last edited Feb 03, 2014 10:07PM) (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments ok I am awful with time but would that mean it is about 2pm Friday when it is midnight in central time US?

It would be like 1 am for me. (I am in eastern time zone) Weird how time works! LOL


message 11: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments JenniferJ wrote: "ok I am awful with time but would that mean it is about 2pm Friday when it is midnight in central time US?

It would be like 1 am for me. (I am in eastern time zone) Weird how time works! LOL"


I think it is 2pm CST, Jennifer.

Thats why someone from US would make a better captain so we will not lose a roll because of time differences.
It's a team challenge and if there is a last minute review ( and I hope there isn't but you never know) it would be easier to report in US time-zone.


message 12: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments LOL see I am horrid with time conversions! LOL No worries though hon like I said I will be okay doing captain if need be. :)


message 13: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments I just pm'ed Joanne and Shreya to let them know teams had been set up so they should probably be popping in soon. :)


message 14: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments Hey everyone. Sorry about the wait. I was at a teacher meeting :( today and totally forgot the teams were made yesterday. So this is the first time playing this game for me although I have play other challenge games.

I'm not usually good with team names but I'll try to think of one.

I'm cool with JenniferJ being captain :D


message 15: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments JenniferJ wrote: "Hi ladies! I am so excited to get started back on this challenge. I did the 2 book one last time and it was really fun.

I would rather not be captain but will be happy to if nobody else wants to. ..."


I like "Will Read FOUR Victory"


message 16: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments a star wars theme name: The FOURce is with us....lol


message 17: by Skandia (last edited Feb 04, 2014 07:18PM) (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Joanne♥~Bookworm Extraordinaire wrote: "a star wars theme name: The FOURce is with us....lol"

Hi Joanne!
I like this one :)


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

I like this one too!


message 19: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments I also like this one! "The FOURce is with us"

Shreya pm'ed me back last night so hopefully she will pop in today and introduce herself. :)


So if everybody is okay with me being Captain and our team name being "The FOURce is with us" raise your hand and repeat after me.... We are going to Read and Rawk this Challenge! LOL


message 20: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments JenniferJ wrote: "I also like this one! "The FOURce is with us"

Shreya pm'ed me back last night so hopefully she will pop in today and introduce herself. :)


So if everybody is okay with me being Captain and our..."


Go Jennifer! You have my vote!

One book a week is piece of cake! Right??? So I hope everybody is ready to start and Shreya will check in soon!


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Sounds good to me. I'm ready to rawk!


message 22: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments We are going to Read and Rawk this Challenge! Yay excited!


message 23: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments LOL @ Teammates I am excited as well!

Shreya has not been on Goodreads since the 4th or either just hasn't made any posts so I am still hoping she will touch base with us soon. She seemed excited in her pm to be able to play.

Am I correct that this is everybodies first time but mine? In the last round what our team did was everybody tried to have their reviews posted a day in advance like since we get to roll at midnight Thursday Central time you'd need to at least have your reviews posted by noon (central time) Thursday. That way I am able to roll the dice as soon as possible (1am eastern my time) This is not a requirement but keep in mind that I can't roll the dice until ALL reviews are posted and if everybody has not posted on Friday we will have to wait another whole week before we can roll again so if at all possible let's try to have those reviews posted as soon as possible! :)

Now let's get ready to RUMBLEEEEEEeeeeee (Oooops I mean READ)!! LOL


message 24: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments Hey Jennifer. Yes its my first time playing. I just wanted to make sure I'm clear on everything. Since we roll the dice on Fridays, you would like to have our reviews in by Thursday, correct?

If that's what your saying them I'm cool with that. :D

I cant wait to start!


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

This is my first time, so I looked at a past round's reviews to get an idea of what is expected. I'll aim to post my reviews by Thursday morning.


message 26: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Thank you so much ladies! Yes you are correct Joanne. I'd say try to at least have them posted by around noon on Thursday. That way when midnight gets here I can go ahead and roll them dice with no waiting.

I am so excited to get going!


message 27: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments This is my first SS too, but Thursday for reviews is fine and better to be safe!
I'll figure out my time difference but I think it's Friday morning for me :P

Jennifer, maybe we should inform Jenne, that it looks like we have a member missing?


message 28: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Skandia I sent Jenne a pm and she said just go ahead and roll for tomorrow and if she still hasn't checked in by Monday that she would see if she could get in contact with her but not to worry if she doesn't check in that it wont prevent us from rolling on time we'd just have to assume something came up and she's not able to play.


message 29: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Ok, thanks.


message 30: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Ok ladies our first roll is 8 so you can either read an 8th in a series or do the alternate which is a "P" author

Be sure to pop back in and either post what your going to be reading or make some kind of post so we know you have seen the roll of the week please. :)

I'm off to see what I can read from a P author myself cause I am not up to an 8th in a series that I can think of.


message 31: by Skandia (last edited Feb 06, 2014 11:30PM) (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Yay, first roll!

I have a That Holiday Feeling (Includes Virgin River, #8) by Debbie Macomber #8 in Virgin River series next but as it is a christmas book, I don't know if I'm going to read this or Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown by Pierce Brown.
I'll let you know which one I'll use.


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll be reading Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8) by James Patterson Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross #8) by James Patterson.


message 33: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments I'll be reading Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald by Patrick Freivald


message 34: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments just saw the post. not home yet. I wil be reading a P book cuz none of my series are up to a book 8 :(


message 35: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments I'll be reading The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher by Chelsea Pitcher


message 36: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments I had to add that to my TBR Joanne!


message 37: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments JenniferJ wrote: "I had to add that to my TBR Joanne!"

:D


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Spot #8


Book Read: Four Blind Mice (Alex Cross, #8) by James PattersonFour Blind Mice (Alex Cross #8) by James Patterson
Date Finished: 02/08/14
Rating: ★★★
Review:
John Sampson enlists the help of Det. Alex Cross when an old army buddy is on death row for three murders he swears he didn't commit. Alex and John are on the case to find the real murderer and discover who would want to frame John's friend and why. This was an average "Alex Cross" novel. It held my interest, and there were some surprises that I didn't guess. The stories about soldiers in the Vietnam war made me wonder what going to war does to a man's psyche, and what happens when he has to come back home and go back to "normal" life. As for the storylines about the characters' personal lives, I'm glad John finally gets some lovin'! It's usually all about Alex, but sidekicks need love too!


message 39: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments I've started reading Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown by Pierce Brown for P book.


message 40: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments WTG Talia! I just started mine today.


message 41: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments Spot #8~ P author

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher by Chelsea Pitcher

Date Finished: 2/9/14

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

Review


message 42: by Shreya (new)

Shreya Pamulapati (loopyrascal) Hello, my teammates!! Sorry I cldn't post on time. Impromptu travelling :-| Anyways,I am here now. I am Shreya, from Hyderabad, India. Its my first time playing anything like this and I am super excited. I have recently come out of a bad bout of reader's block and hope this challenge would put me on track. I read anything as long as I find it interesting, sci-fi, fantasy, classics, contemporary, you name it. Not very big on cheesy romances though. So far my Non-fic was about travel and animals. Want to change that.

For this dice roll I want to read Diary by Chuck Palahniuk

I am starting on it right now. See you soon with a review


message 43: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Welcome Shreya. That sounds like a good book.


message 44: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments Week 1 - Spot 8 - P Author

Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald by Patrick Freivald

Date Finished: 2/12/14
Rating: 2/5

Review: I really didn't get anything out of this story and that's sad since it's a zombie story and I LOVE zombies. I really couldn't stand the main character and so ashamed to admit it but was almost rooting for her to get incinerated. The only thing I really felt for her was disgust except when she was being bullied at school.

I didn't understand the cutting thing. I know humans do it they say as a release but why would a zombie do this? And Ani is constantly getting physical hurt and in pain in the story. How can this be? I have always believed that zombies have no pains and such.

I only give it any stars because it is a zombie story I suppose and because the cover was cool as well as the synopsis but in my opinion it just didn't deliver the message to me.


message 45: by Jojobean (new)

Jojobean | 220 comments totally off topic but Jennifer, have u read the "something strange and deadly" series by Susan dennard? its about zombies but goes back to tradition when zombies were controlled by a necromancer. I live this series and since I see that u love zombies too, I wanna suggest it to u. its my top five favorite series :)


message 46: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments No I haven't but they are on my TBR.... Yes I am a zombie fanatic! :0


message 47: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Week 1 - Spot 8 - P Author

Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown by Pierce Brown
Date finished: 2/13/13
Rating : 2 stars

This book has so many high ratings that I wonder if I read the same story as everybody else did.
I don't even know where to begin, so I start from the beginning as the beginning of the book earned the two stars I gave. Good world building, original back story, Mars setting and colorful characters (the bun intended!). There was some politics and pathos I didn't care much but I was looking forward how the story develops and the Red Helldiver Darrow breaks out to surface and makes it into the ranks of Golds.
But ..... instead of getting interesting and keeping the story original it soon turns to making of Frankenstein and "Hunger Games" on Mars. WTH?
I quickly lost interest in Darrow's character as well as the storyline and got bored of all this fighting, killing, cruelty and games. The story started to drag and descriptions of the battles got longer and longer. Almost nothing interesting happened anymore and the winner was long known so it was a pain to dig myself through to the quick and anticlimactic end.
All in all a big disappointment, sadly.


message 48: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments I hate when stories turn that way Skandia. :(


message 49: by Skandia (new)

Skandia (sfgirl) | 435 comments Hi Shreya!

So excited, the rolling day is almost here and I need a book to read!

I hope Shreya will post soon and we can roll!


message 50: by JenniferJ (last edited Feb 13, 2014 09:57PM) (new)

JenniferJ | 356 comments I was thinking the same thing Skandia. I am sitting on go waiting to roll!! We been without power all day due to the snow and ice storms we been getting here.


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