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message 1: by Jenne (last edited Feb 22, 2014 08:48AM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Captain: Ezi
Marty
Tera
Gea
Ezi


Free Pass


message 2: by Jenne (last edited Feb 06, 2014 07:45PM) (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments Dice Roll (1 die on Thursdays & Sundays US Central Time)
Time Zone Converter
Post Your Spot
Spreadsheet


message 3: by Jenne (last edited Mar 18, 2014 07:30AM) (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
(view spoiler)


message 4: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Mar 28, 2014 03:07PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
5th Wheel Rolls:
Starting Space: 50
14th Roll: "6"
Current Space: 56


(view spoiler)


message 5: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Mar 26, 2014 11:54AM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
***Post has exceeded characters
WEEK 7: Roll 13:
Current Space: 50
Read a book that is a 5th, 50th in a series. 0 would be a standalone
Alternative Read: Author "J"
Book Choices:
☑Ezi:
The Tin Box (Done 3/25) (Standalone Option) Post 280
Gea: Texas Bride by Joan Johnston (Alternative Read: Author "J") Post 281
Marty The Ghost of the Mary Celeste (Done 3/25) (Standalone Option) Post 279

Previous Reviews & Book Choices: (view spoiler)


message 6: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments I don't have a clue what you're talking about Ezi :P It's nice to be in the same team again :D


message 7: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Hi everyone, I'm here at last. I've been frantically putting together a Mardi Gras/steampunk costume for my library's open house tomorrow. I think it's all sorted out now. Oy.

For some reason, I can't get '5 Shades of Gray' out of my twisted mind as a name for the group! :D Or 5th Wheels, 5 Alive, Take 5, and so on.


message 8: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Hi Marty.
Sounds like a fun costume party! I like Take 5, 5 Alive, 5th Wheels etc.

I cannot abide with anything with "shades of gray". LOL, I am shuddering.

I am currently boycotting all books with a sticker that says "if you liked FSoG, you will love...". Any book that has to use FSoG to garner attention, i won't read it.


message 9: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Hi Marty :)
You're working in a library? Lucky you :D

For the name I prefer 5th Wheels and does any one of you wish to be a captain?


message 10: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Marty & Tera,
did you play first round or is this your first time?


message 11: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Marty & Tera,
did you play first round or is this your first time?"


I played the first round.


message 12: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Marty wrote: "Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Marty & Tera,
did you play first round or is this your first time?"

I played the first round."


Just curious. thanks


message 13: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Hi Marty.
Sounds like a fun costume party! I like Take 5, 5 Alive, 5th Wheels etc.

I cannot abide with anything with "shades of gray". LOL, I am shuddering.

I am currently boycotting all books wi..."


I haven't read the series either. It's like Twilight or Harry Potter - it's too popular to appeal to me, LOL.

Do we need to vote on a group leader? I can't fill that position - my job's too crazy right now and I probably couldn't post things as immediately as is required.


message 14: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
I pm'd Tera. I hope she will be on point once the game starts


message 15: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
@marty, we should vote on group leader today.

Gea?


message 16: by Marty (last edited Feb 06, 2014 09:09AM) (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments So, I nominate Ezinwanyi as our group leader. :)

Once Tera joins us, we can get the group name sorted too.


message 17: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Marty wrote: "So, I nominate Ezinwanyi as our group leader. :)

Once Tera joins us, we can get the group name sorted too."


I don't think we should wait for Tera. We should move forward. I don't mind being captain


message 18: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Names up for a vote:
5th Wheels (Ezi, Gea liked this nomination from Marty)
Five Showstoppers
Give me 5
5 on top
High 5
5-a-day
5 Alive
Take 5


message 19: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Ezi as a captain sounds great to me

I already have a list of books to choose from when we make our rolls so now I just have to wait for Sunday


message 20: by Marty (last edited Feb 06, 2014 06:21PM) (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments 5th Wheels is good with me (not just because I suggested it either).

Are we starting the first round this Sunday?


message 21: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Ok ladies.
1st of all, thank you Marty for your nomination. I accept:)
2nd: we start Sunday
3rd: 5th wheels


message 22: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Awesome, can't wait!


message 23: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
I checked Tera's home page again since she hasn't responded to my pm. Tera hasn't been on GR since January 29. I don't know what Jenne's going to do.


message 24: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Maybe she has some folks on standby who could step in?


message 25: by Jenne (new)

Jenne  (jennetheinstigator) | 7439 comments If she hasn't checked in by the time the game starts well get y'all a player. It's not going to hold you up whatsoever. If anyone has any friends in mind feel free to ask them and they can hang out on standby.


message 26: by Tera (new)

Tera (teaspa05) im sorry it has taken me so long....just had my baby


message 27: by Tera (new)

Tera (teaspa05) Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Marty & Tera,
did you play first round or is this your first time?"


this is my first time playing


message 28: by Tera (new)

Tera (teaspa05) so you are rolling tomm right? and we choose a book then? right?


message 29: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Tera wrote: "so you are rolling tomm right? and we choose a book then? right?"

Congratulations on your new baby Tera.

Yes, I will roll tonight at midnight. With a newborn, are you sure you can read a book every 3 days? This one is a 2 book a week competition.
Not just that, are you going to be able to check in to the thread on a regular basis? I only ask because I know what it's like with a newborn.
Please make sure this is a commitment you are confident in making.

I can't wait to roll tonight!


message 30: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Congratulations on the baby Tera :) Is it a boy or a girl?


message 31: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Ezi, how many hours are left until the roll? I can't find the information about time zone used


message 32: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Gea wrote: "Ezi, how many hours are left until the roll? I can't find the information about time zone used"

See Post 2 at the top of this page --Central time zone.


message 33: by Tera (new)

Tera (teaspa05) Gea wrote: "Congratulations on the baby Tera :) Is it a boy or a girl?"

thanks. :) it's a girl.


message 34: by Tera (new)

Tera (teaspa05) Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Tera wrote: "so you are rolling tomm right? and we choose a book then? right?"

Congratulations on your new baby Tera.

Yes, I will roll tonight at midnight. With a newborn, are you sure you can re..."


i couldn't check in earlier b/c i was in the hospital. now that i am home - i dont see a problem on checking. i actually have a little more time b/c i am home and don't have to go to my job for 8 hrs. where i couldn't read anyway. but it is up to you if you feel i will hold you back - i will drop out. i was only doing this for fun anyway b/c i love to read.


message 35: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Feb 08, 2014 01:54PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Tera wrote: "Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: "Tera wrote: "so you are rolling tomm right? and we choose a book then? right?"

Congratulations on your new baby Tera.

Yes, I will roll tonight at midnight..."


I'm good if you are good!

Everyone, please check thread at least once a day. Hopefully we will get notifications but we can give updates like I started my book and I'm 15% in and hate it etc.
We can support each other or even recommend books. If something comes up, let's us know.

Other than that, I'm kind of ready to start clearing my TBR shelves. Last round I challenged myself to not use alternates but to pick the higher numbers in a series I've already started.
Part of that is how Pat and I came up with Finish What You Started challenge :D


message 36: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Tera wrote: thanks. :) it's a girl."

Hey congratulations, Tera! Glad you can join us. What is her name, if you don't mind my asking?


message 37: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Ezinwanyi~still loves Spartacus wrote: " Last round I challenged myself to not use alternates but to pick the higher numbers in a series I've already started."

I'm going to try that too, but I had some trouble finding the right numbers in my series last time. I may be reading a few alternatives now and then.


message 38: by Tera (new)

Tera (teaspa05) her name is Hailey Grace.


message 39: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Tera wrote: "her name is Hailey Grace."

Sweet!


message 40: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (last edited Feb 08, 2014 10:21PM) (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
I rolled a "3"
Alternative: Green


Space 3: Read a book with the word "3" in the title or a book that is 3rd in a series
OR
In the alternative: Read a book that the cover is at least 30% green


message 41: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments I'll read The Cheshire Cat's Eye by Marcia Muller, #3 in the Sharon McCone series.


message 42: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
I will read Finding Shelter by M.J. O'Shea. Book 3 in the Rock Bay Series.
Finding Shelter (Rock Bay, #3) by M.J. O'Shea


message 43: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Good morning :)

I was planning to read Stinger it's a third book in the series A Sign of Love but now I see Goodreads doesn't say it's 3rd in a series, just a part of it. Does it still count?


message 44: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Gea wrote: "Good morning :)

I was planning to read Stinger it's a third book in the series A Sign of Love but now I see Goodreads doesn't say it's 3rd in a series, just a part of it. Does it s..."


I saw it on Amazon as "book 3 of 4 in the Sign of Love Series" so that works for me.


message 45: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Jenne said it won't work as Goodreads doesn't say it's 3rd in a series.

I will read Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc., #3) by Julie Ann Walker instead


message 46: by Tera (last edited Feb 09, 2014 10:12AM) (new)

Tera (teaspa05) I'm going to read Devour (Warm Delicacy, #3) by Megan Duncan Devour (Warm Delicacy #3) by Megan Duncan.


message 47: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 824 comments Space 3
Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc., #3) by Julie Ann Walker
Book: Rev It Up (Black Knights Inc. #3) by Julie Ann Walker
Read: 11-Feb-2014
Rating: ★★★★
Review:
This was third book from the series and it was decent like the firs two. The series isn't one my favorites as there's not much romance in it but it's still good enough to continue with it.
Rev It Up was packed with action and hero's attempts at winning back the woman he once pushed away from him. I liked the hero and his flip flops (that was funny as hell as these military guys usually don't wear them) but really disliked Michelle (view spoiler)


message 48: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Well done Gea


message 49: by Marty (new)

Marty (martymill) | 940 comments Space 3
Book:
The Cheshire Cat's Eye by Marcia Muller
Read: 2/11/14
Rating: Five stars
Review:
I've been reading this series randomly for 15 years. It really doesn't matter where you start, the Sharon McCone stories are pretty much timeless and you don't need to read the books in order to enjoy them.

In this installment, Sharon is called upon to unravel the mystery of her friend Jake's murder. Jake, who transformed San Francisco Victorian houses into the archetypal "Painted Ladies" is found dead in a pool of clumsily spilled red paint - a clear indication to Sharon that this is a staged scene. She's hired to investigate the murder by David Wintringham, son of a local millionaire and owner of the house where the crime took place. As usual, there's plenty of hostility, violence.

Wintringham is trying to renovate the neighborhood, a move that is forcing out the working class African-American population. Local merchants and a former, embittered councilman with a thug enforcer are openly hostile to his efforts. He's also facing opposition from the local historical preservation organization, as well as dealing with his sleazy, former-rock-producer partner, an emotionally fragile boyfriend and the high costs of running his renovation business.

To make things even more confusing, there's the matter of a valuable missing Tiffany lamp, in the shape of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. It had disappeared, only to reappear in a dumpster with several fakes. Sharon manages to retrieve it, but not without running afoul of the local ex-councilman. Her investigation is further complicated by the fact that Wintringham's partner appears to be conducting his own 'investigation' into the lamp's disappearance, just a few irritating steps ahead of her.

I didn't quite guess who-dun-it toward the end, which is my standard for a good mystery. If there is a down side to the early books, it's Sharon's relationship with her homicide detective boyfriend, Greg. He's a bit of a misogynist and a jerk. Not a character that I could believe Sharon would give the time of day let alone date.


message 50: by Ezinwanyi, Factory Superintendent (new)

Ezinwanyi Chinyere | 16210 comments Mod
Good job Marty!


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