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message 1: by Silvia (new)

Silvia (ssillyvia) | 34 comments Are we doing another challenge after the one currently taking place?! It sounds like so much fun but I just joined recently and everybody is so far ahead! I think we should have on going challenges just for fun!
I have a suggestion: (I got it from another group) redaing 26 books with author's last name starting with one letter from the alphabet, A-Z.... does it make sense?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I'd like to do an on going challenge for fun without time limits! The author's last name is a great idea! Also, the Newberry list or other lists could be on going challenges.


message 3: by Natalee (new)

Natalee (nataleem00) | 459 comments I like both idea, girlies! I'd participate.


message 4: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments I'm game for anything. It gives me an excuse to shuffle my tbr pile and push up things I might otherwise not get to.


message 5: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments We could do that and another contest when the current one ends.. :)


message 6: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments I'm totally having fun with challenges. So I'm game for more challenges!!!


message 7: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) I would like on going challenges with no limits also, Linda Grace. I also like the last names of authors idea. Maybe we could use authors we have never read before. That would expand our horizons on good authors.


message 8: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments Another book club I'm in picks specific "shelves" to read from to get you out of your comfort zone. Maybe we could make a list of shelves, and have to read one from each that we haven't read before.


message 9: by Silvia (new)

Silvia (ssillyvia) | 34 comments very good ideas! I, too, want to expand my horizons with authors I've never read before.


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments Well if we ever decide on another challenge outside of the official one...I don't mind keeping track of the points if we do another challenge...just let me kno!!!


message 11: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
Fiona- Are we going to have another official challenge? Are you in need of some catergories? Do let us know!


message 12: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) I've got too much going on right now, but I'll chat with Fiona and see what we're gonna do. I like some of the suggestions that have been made.


message 13: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments Well whatever is decided and if help is needed on here...let me know...I'm not planning on traveling these next few months (step-dad is working in Qatar and my mom & I don't plan on going there)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't mind keeping track of points and things like that. I love using excel and would love to keep track of all that... if points are decided to be used.


message 15: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
I don't know if I'm organized enough to keep track of everyone's points, but if you wanted help setting up tasks and point values for those, I'd be willing to pitch in.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Sounds like we have a couple people willing to help with the next challenge. Now what type of challenge should we do? If we are going to do it, we should have it ready for people to start when the current YA challenge is finished in less than 2 weeks.


message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 21, 2009 03:00PM) (new)

Should we have a poll to see what kind of challenge most people will participate in? If so, what would the choices be? So far these are the ideas we have...

1. Another official YA challenge
2. YA author's last name challenge A-Z
3. Newberry List Challenge (or other lists)
4. Read from shelves, books you haven't read before



message 18: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments It could be a combo. Those could be the levels, with specifics within each. Like a sampler platter, if you will... =)


message 19: by Lisa Julianna (new)

Lisa Julianna (lisajulianna) I like the idea of doing a poll. :~)


message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments Oooo...I like Misty's idea...nice one Misty!!!


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

So far for our poll we have the following...

1. Another official YA challenge
2. YA author's last name challenge A-Z
3. Newberry List Challenge (or other lists)
4. Read from shelves, books you haven't read before
5. Combo challenge of the above 4 options

If there are any other ideas, please let me know because I am going to open up the poll in about 4 hours!!



message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

I don't mind being "challenge queen" for awhile. What do you guys think?


message 23: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments I don't mind helping if you get swamped, Linda Grace.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Sounds good Misty! I will probably need help setting up rules and things like that once the type of challenge/challenges are picked. :) Thanks!


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

Only 2 more hours before I open up the polls! Any more ideas on what kinds of challenges we can do?


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

The poll is open! Please go vote for what type of challenge we will do next!


message 27: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 52 comments So excited for a new challenge! Can't wait to see what the tasks are so I can start planning!


message 28: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments oh yay...I'm excited...off to the polls now!!!


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

Look like it's going to be a Combo challenge!! I was thinking about making it 4 sections (1 from each of the suggested challenges) and having a 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 point task for each section making it a total of 300 points... how does that sound?


message 30: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 52 comments good idea!


message 31: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
Sounds good to me! Let me know if you want help thinking up tasks for any of the sections.


message 32: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments sounds awesome!!!


message 33: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Sounds great! :) I can't wait!


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

I would love some help thinking up tasks. Any ideas would be great! Remember, we need tasks in each of the following: Official YA, A-Z author's last name, Newberry list, & Read from shelves.


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Fiona, I started a new thread. :) Let me know if there is anything else I should do.


message 36: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) I have a friend who'd like to participate in our next challenge if we have one... Is there a #3 in the works??


message 37: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments We've talked about it. Someone has to take the helm.


message 38: by Lydia (new)

Lydia (loverofinformation) | 596 comments Misty, I have time if the mods think it's okay.


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

I feel the challenge is going well. There is usually at least one new post every morning with points. I have enjoyed keeping track of everyone's points and I think Lydia would make a good candidate for the next challenge. She has been very consistent in posting on our current challenge and did come up with our 50 point question.

I think if we are going to keep the same format for the next challenge, we should have new sections. I wouldn't mind being a part of a different type of challenge either.


message 40: by Misty (new)

Misty | 1505 comments As always, I'm willing to help where needed, so let me know. :)


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh Misty was a big help getting the challenge going for the current challenge. She would be another perfect candidate. :) Looks like we have at least another 6 months of challenges!


message 42: by Lydia (last edited Sep 28, 2009 05:12PM) (new)

Lydia (loverofinformation) | 596 comments Fiona,

While I kept up on my personal reading and what was going on with the board, I started to feel a bit like I might be stifling those readers who did not have as much time as I had. In reality, I would read and post my points when I was close to completing a section. So the number of posts are not totally representative of my interaction with the board.

I think Linda Grace's basic format is fabulous and it really made me feel such a part of the group (I'm involved in a rather in-depth conversation about sci-fi and fantasy right now -- which has suddenly involved horror/gothic, Linda!). Linda's format really facilitated contact between members of the group.

Misty is essential to the challenge format. I would really like to do this with detailed input from her and Linda Grace.

I have a new challenge outlined and would really like to do it. I would like to offer prizes as well. However, I would like this to be another "Official Wildthings YA Challenge". I think an on-going challenge could also be put together by someone else.

Linda, this challenge has been great!

So, just let me know and I can send you all the outline of the challenge I developed at any time.

Thank you so much.


message 43: by Lydia (new)

Lydia (loverofinformation) | 596 comments Thank you, Fiona.


message 44: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (JenJen1221) | 623 comments I'm having so much fun with this challenge. I can't wait for another one to come. I think Lydia would do a great job and Misty does an awesome job helping.

So bring on other challenges Wild Things!!!!


message 45: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 52 comments Can't wait...I've already started longing to plan my next long list of books to read!


message 46: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) I guess I'll be asking for Amazon giftcards for Christmas this year! Luckily, I can pass my purchases onto my son. He was super jealous when he saw my TBR stack for the challenge... haha. I'll be a great help, though, for his next book report on The Graveyard Book!


message 47: by Lydia (new)

Lydia (loverofinformation) | 596 comments angelasunshine wrote: "I guess I'll be asking for Amazon giftcards for Christmas this year! Luckily, I can pass my purchases onto my son. He was super jealous when he saw my TBR stack for the challenge... haha. I'll be a..."

I used to love reading a books with my daughters, Angel, and then having them do a report. They thought it was so cool Mom bothered to read with them.


message 48: by Heather (new)

Heather Bree (blackdotbug) I'm all for a Lydia created challenge! Bring it on! :)


message 49: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks everyone for the praise. I had a lot of fun getting the challenge together and keeping track of everyone's points.

Lydia, I too would like to do an ongoing challenge. I will have to research what kind of challenges there are and post later what I come up with.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

So far this is what I've come up with as possible on-going challenges. Let me know if you know of any other kind of challenge.

Shelf-a-Thon: Reading books from specific shelves to try and read books for all possible shelves
A-Z Challenge: Keeping track of Books read by the last name of the author to try and read books from authors last name starting with 'A' all the way through last name starting with 'Z'
TBR 10-a-month: Posting a new top 10 for your TBR at the beginning of each month and trying to cross off each book before the next month begins (this would be to help people go through their TBR piles)


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