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message 1: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:46AM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Captain: ~♥ Kat ♥~
~♥ Kat ♥~

Free Pass

message 2: by Jenne (last edited Feb 10, 2014 08:12PM) (new)

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

message 3: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:46AM) (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 [deleted user] (last edited Mar 14, 2014 10:36AM) (new)

Hi Ya Teamies! I'm really excited to start Friday. This is my first time doing this challenge, I did the SSS the first time around and really enjoyed it but wanted to play a more relaxed game this time with the 1 book a week option.

I can be Team captain if nobody else wants to do the job I have a little more free time since I'm working less right now.

As for Team names I'll have to think On that for a bit and see what I can come up with.

I'm looking forward to playing with you all and I'm pretty sure I haven't played with any of you before so it will a pleasure to get to know each of you :D

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jingles | 292 comments Hi, I'm jingles. This is my first time to play this game. I'm very excited about the team challenge, and can't wait for it to start!

message 6: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1862 comments Hi Teammies!

I'm still pretty new to this group so I haven't done many challenges. Yet :) I can't wait to get started!

I see familiar names here. I'm pretty sure a lot of us are in other groups together.

I'm all for someone else being captain too. Kat, you have my vote, lol.

As far as names go, I'm not that creative with them. There are a ton of team name generators out there for something totally random though.

message 7: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1117 comments Hello team 8!
I'm excited to play.
I played the 2 book/week game last time, so I think this will be a bit more relaxed!

Kat, I would love for you to be captain! :-)

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

OK I'll take on the roll of Captain now we just need to figure out at team name :)

message 9: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments The only thing I can think of is The Crazy 8's.

message 10: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1862 comments My first thought when I saw 8 was The Termin8ers. My husband has been watching action movies, lol.

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jingles | 292 comments Oh, I really like that one, Nichole!

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I like The Termin8ers! it's got a good ring to it I think

message 13: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1862 comments LOL, I wasn't expecting that. I'm glad you like it :) Should I admit that there were also sound effects? Pew-Pew!

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we'll see what the rest of the team thinks when they check in :) But it is a good one Nichole

message 15: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1117 comments Love Termin8ers!

message 16: by Kim (last edited Feb 03, 2014 05:24PM) (new)

Kim Hey guys!!! I am excited to play too. I am moving in two days so I might not be around very much this first week, but I will be sure to check in on Friday and pick my book. Looking forward to playing with everyone!

And thanks for taking on captain duties, Kat! And I like Termin8ers too. :)

message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 04, 2014 03:03AM) (new)

I guess the next thing we should talk about is when everyone would be ready for dice rolls to happen on Fridays.

I live in Nova Scotia, Canada which puts me in the Canada/Atlantic time zone which is 2 hours ahead of US Central when it's 7:00 am here it's only 5 am US central time.

Also I think we have until midnight Fridays to get all our reviews in before we lose a turn, so we should all try and come up with a plan to maybe have our books read and reviewed by the end of every Thursday but there is no pressure if you can't.

So most likely I'll roll the dice Friday mornings around 7am my time if we have all our reviews in by that time

message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

As you can probably tell I'm a but don't feel any pressure things will get done as they get done :)

Also I should let you all know that I leave to go on Vacation March 27 for a week so if the game is still going on then which I think It will be I will need one of you to step in as captain while I'm away. I will have WiFi at the resort so I will still be able to check in and post my book but someone else will have to take care of the roll and posting of reviews if necessary

message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 05, 2014 02:34AM) (new)

As of right now we have 5 votes for The Termin8ers as our team name we're still waiting to hear from Andrea to get her thoughts so I'll wait to tell Jenne anything just yet.

OK I've rambled enough for one day time to get ready for work... Catch you later Team!

message 20: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1117 comments I'm in the US Central time zone. I think finishing/reviewing by Thursday night is very do-able, especially if we know what the roll is on Friday mornings.

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Are any of you girls friends with Andrea, I tried to send her a PM to tell her Teams where set up but she doesn't except messages. Anyway we still have 2 days before we start so hopefully we'll hear from her soon :)

message 22: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments Not I. I wonder if one of the Mods are though.

message 23: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments I just sent her a pm. Hopefully she'll check in soon.

message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

That's great thanks Jenne :)

message 25: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andreaking) Hey guys! Sorry I'm late. I didn't realize we were separated into groups already until Jenne sent me a message.

Thanks for that Jenne, by the way.

I am all for The Termin8ers and Kat being Captain. Thanks for stepping up! ♥

I have a question, though, and I'm not sure if it's against the rules or anything but is it really strictly the captain that has to do the rolling of the dice? Can it be delegated to someone else so she won't have to wake up too early but we still get the dice results on time? Does someone here live somewhere where it won't be too early for them? I'm from Edmonton and I'm on Mountain Time so that would be 6am for me and I'm sure I'll still be still sleeping. Not really a big deal but just putting it out there. If that's allowed and somebody wants to step up, then why not, right?

message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Glad to hear from you Andrea! :)

I'll put in today our team name and that I'll be captain.

And to answer your question Andrea, No it doesn't always have to be the captain that rolls every Friday, and I'm up every morning at 6 or 6:30 am anyway so rolling isn't a big issue for me that early. I've got myself conditioned to wake up at 6-6:30 everyday cause my job starts at 7:30 in the morning... sucky I know but I'm used to it now after 10 years :D

But if there is ever a time that I can't roll or post anyone else on the team is more then welcome to do it :)

message 27: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andreaking) Oh good, just didn't want you to feel like you have to get up that early just to roll. :) And yes, that kind of sucks having to wake up that early everyday. I don't think I could do that, I'm not a morning person, ha ha!

message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

can't wait to start! I be rolling the dice in a few more hours. ..but first I need to sleep, see you bright and early in the AM

message 29: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 07, 2014 06:23AM) (new)

OK Team our first roll of the game is 5+5 which puts us on Space 10...not bad for my first roll :)

So we can read either a 1st in series, 10th in series or stand alone book this week.

The Alternate is 2010 publication year

message 30: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 14, 2014 06:08AM) (new)

Week 1
Rolled: 5+5
Space: 10
Requirements: 1st or 10th in series or Stand Alone
Alternate: 2010


Kat: Kat's Review 5★ Feb 12,14
Nichole: Nichole's Review 4★ Feb 12,14
Andrea: Andrea's Review 3.5★ Feb 10,14
Sandy: Sandy's Review 5★ Feb 13,14
Jingles: Jingles Review 4★ Feb 9,14

Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1) by Susan Mallery Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Recalled (Death Escorts, #1) by Cambria Hebert Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead The Pledge (The Pledge, #1) by Kimberly Derting

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OK I have our reviews post all set up now I'm off to find my book I'll be back later with my choice :D

message 32: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1862 comments Hmmm... I'm having a hard time deciding between

Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I'll see how I feel when I finish up what I'm currently reading. Should be tonight.

message 33: by jingles (new)

jingles | 292 comments I will be reading a 1st in series - Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery from the Fool's Gold series.

Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1) by Susan Mallery

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SandyC (sandyc88) | 1117 comments I will read Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed as a stand alone.

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SandyC (sandyc88) | 1117 comments Nichole wrote: "Hmmm... I'm having a hard time deciding between

Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead and The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I'll see how I feel when I finish up what I'm currently reading. Shou..."

I really liked Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead :-)

message 36: by Kim (new)

Kim I am going to read The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm going to be reading Recalled (Death Escorts, #1) by Cambria Hebert , it's a first in series

message 38: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1862 comments Okay! I just got Succubus Blues from the library, so I'll go with that one.

message 39: by Andrea (new)

Andrea (andreaking) I'm going with The Pledge (The Pledge, #1) by Kimberly Derting , the first book in The Pledge series by Kimberly Derting. :)

message 40: by jingles (last edited Feb 10, 2014 06:34AM) (new)

jingles | 292 comments Chasing Perfect
Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery
Chasing Perfect (Fool's Gold, #1) by Susan Mallery
Read from 02/08/14 - 02/09/14
Rating: ★★★★

Brief Review
Small town Fool's Gold, California has a slight problem--a shortage of men. Charity Jones has been hired as the new City Manager and to fix that problem. Within the first hour on the job her computer blows up during an important presentation, and in walks the town's favorite single man, Josh Golden. Coming from very similar backgrounds of broken homes and relationships, Charity and Josh encounter numerous bumps and bruises along the way, but eventually give in to the instant attraction they both feel for each other. But that's not the end of the story - only the beginning.

What I liked: I loved the real life issues, highs and lows, that all take place in this story. Right when one problem is solved, another arises. There are very complex, everyday challenges that Charity and Josh must face and address. There were many twists and turns, and just when you thought things were really going to be okay, another problem surfaces. What I really loved about this was the author's ability to bring all of this into play, and then work it all out so seamlessly. It was a great story!

What I didn't like: towards the end, I found myself becoming frustrated with Charity. To me, that was the only downfall of the book, and it was really very slight.

I am really looking forward to book #2 of the series.

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I'm 3/4 of the way through my book should be done sometime tomorrow :0) Really liking it so far!

message 42: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 13, 2014 08:19AM) (new)

Week 1: Space 10

Recalled (Death Escorts, #1) by Cambria Hebert by Cambria Hebert

Finished: Feb 12,14
Rating: 5★

What would you do if you had the chance to live forever? With everything you could possibly need or want the only catch is you have to kill people to have it. Well this the dilemma that Dexter Allen Roth has to decide he wants or not. You see Dex is a homeless young man living on the cold streets of Fairbanks, Alaska in order to survive he has to do things like pickpocket and steal but when one of his pickpocketing jobs ends up with him dead and a young woman saved from a horrible accident he is faced with the choice of a life time, Kill the girl he saved and live the high life warm and off the streets or be Recalled and go to a place far worse then Hell.

I can not even begin to say how much I loved this book, even now writing this review I can't help but tear up. This book had it all Action, Romance, laugh out loud moments and yes I cried like a baby when reading the last 2 chapters.

For a New Adult novel I was so very pleased that there was no love triangle and there was absolutely no sex.. shocking I know but It did nothing to take away form the story it's self, which was told form the POV of both the Main characters. With the absence of sex you are left with really getting to know these characters in a much more personal way, and even though the story didn't have your typical HEA, I felt more then satisfied with the way the author choose to end this book.

I will be reading the next book almost as soon as I can get my hands on it and this one will have it's own place on my favorites shelf for a long long time :)

message 43: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 12, 2014 01:03PM) (new)

2 Reviews down, 4 to go keep up the good work Team!!

If at all possible we should all try to have our reviews in before Thursday midnight so we can claim our Free Pass that can be used to roll even if all the reviews aren't in later in the game :)

message 44: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 1862 comments Added it to the mountain, Kat. Sounds interesting.

I will be finishing Succubus Blues up tonight. My review will be up tomorrow.

In other news, I actually finished The Rosie Project today at work. It was really cute! If you like the show The Big Bang Theory, you will love it. Sheldon falls in love ;)

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I love Big Bang Theory! I'm going to add that to my TBR right now :)

message 46: by SandyC (new)

SandyC (sandyc88) | 1117 comments I'll finish tonight. I just started a new job so my reading schedule has been interrupted! :-)

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Nichole | 1862 comments Week 1: Space 10
Finished: 2/12/14
Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead by Richelle Mead

Immortals are being murdered in the Seattle area and it’s up to Georgina Kincaid to put a stop to it. Okay, not really, but she does want answers and her Handler is being very tight-lipped about everything. So, what’s a succubus to do? Well, figure it out on her own of course!

This was an enjoyable start to what I’m hoping will be a great series. It was a little predictable but I still liked it. It flowed smoothly and was filled with interesting characters. I love Urban Fantasy but I don’t think I’ve ever read a series with so many immortals clutching their humanity so closely. I mean you have Jerome, the archdemon, who has taken the human form of a John Cusack look alike. Peter, the balding vampire who is dieting and trying different hair styles to get more female attention. And of course Georgina, the local succubus, who works in a book store, takes the time to dress and apply make-up even though she can shape shift, and huge fan of author Seth Mortensen.

There is a small love triangle but it wasn’t filled with teenage angst, thank God! It also resolves itself before the end of the book, whew. I’m looking forward to the next book and seeing these characters grow. I have an audible addiction and might have to use a credit for the next one!

*Is it Friday morning yet? :)

message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Good Job Team! Just remember I can't roll until all the reviews are posted tomorrow :)

Looking forward to a new roll and a new book to read :D

message 49: by jingles (last edited Feb 13, 2014 11:43AM) (new)

jingles | 292 comments Kat, I want to make sure I understand, as this is my first time to play.

We still have 3 reviews out, and those have to be posted before you can roll on Friday. But also, if the reviews are not in by Friday, don't we have to wait another week before you can roll? Meaning we would go the week without being able to roll and move forward? Or is it that we would not even be on space 10 until all reviews are in? I think I'm making this harder than it needs to be. Lol

I just want to make sure I understand :)

message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

It OK Jingles... my first time was confusing too :)

Yes all the reviews have to be in by Midnight friday or we loose a turn and have to stay on our current space(#10) until the next roll.

If all the reviews are in by the end of the day today I'll be able to roll first thing in the morning... if not I'll roll whenever the last review comes in :)

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