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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Feb 10, 2014 10:52AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30803 comments Mod


This is a team challenge set for March 7th through April 4-5th. Rules and information are here.

You must be able to read a book a week to participate in this challenge. If you cannot commit to at least a book a week, please do not sign-up for this challenge.

If your profile is set to private, you will need to be friends with your Team Captain and the Mod Account.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE: March 4th.

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED:
1. The number of books you read a year.
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.)
Book Buffs’ Battleship Sign-Up Spreadsheet - Please verify top genres.


message 2: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30803 comments Mod
Captain's Duties: These are not that complicated or time-consuming this time around; mostly organizational duties and double-checks.

• Notify the Mods of the name of your team.

• Provide all team members with a copy of your current card. (You may want to start a private new group in which to get organized.)

• Notifying the team(s) you are “firing on” or challenging as to which square you choose. Doing so at the appropriate time, or delegating another team member to do so. There will be a specific thread for this.

• Notifying your team upon which square(s) and genre(s) have been aimed.

• Ensuring the books your team members read qualify -- according to genre and page count -- and that they are ‘tagged’ as read.

• Keeping track of your team’s aims, hits, and “banked” points.

• Notifying the Mods of your need for a replacement player, if necessary.



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Reserved.


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message 8: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4696 comments I'm so in!


message 9: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30803 comments Mod
Great, Stacie! Could you answer those three questions?


message 10: by Ashley Marie (last edited Feb 10, 2014 08:45AM) (new)

Ashley Marie (darlingdoor) | 1733 comments Unsurprisingly, I'm in :)

1. The number of books you read a year: ~150
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above: FY, UF, YA, SF, NF
3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain: Real life is a little crazy at the moment, so I'd prefer to just be a team member this time around.


message 11: by Eni (last edited Feb 10, 2014 02:50PM) (new)

Eni | 1988 comments I'm in =)

1. The number of books you read a year.
I read 59 books last year. This year i plan on reading 80.

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
11. H = Horror
17. P = Paranormal
23. T = Thriller
24. UF = Urban Fantasy
25. YA = Young Adult

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.)
Sure. I can also be a normal player. Don't mind either way =D

DIBS ON STACIE AND ERICA (if she decides to participate)!!!!


message 12: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2016 comments Me, me!

1. The number of books you read a year. ~100
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above. Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance - Historical, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy
3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. Sure!


❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Hannibal Lecterღ♥ღ | 2613 comments What happens when it lands on a genre that i don't read, would i have to read it or would someone in my team read it?


message 14: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10123 comments ❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Malkom Slaineღ♥ღ wrote: "What happens when it lands on a genre that i don't read, would i have to read it or would someone in my team read it?"

I think any team member can read the genre, but I'll check with the evil brain challenge master behind the scenes :o)


message 15: by Sonia (new)

Sonia (darktalynn) | 10123 comments Me!

1. The number of books you read a year.
80~100

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
UF, YA, NA, P, MC

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
Sure. Or the Backup Plan :o)


message 16: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 726 comments Count me in. I've been wishing for a group challenge.

1. The number of books you read a year.
Last year I read 150

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
UF, P, RC, RH, S

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
Would prefer not to


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I am sooo in!

1. The number of books you read a year.
About 100
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
FY-fantasy
P-paranormal
SF-science fiction
UF-urban fantasy
YA-young adult
3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.)
Sure! I'd love to give being a captain a shot!


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I'm in! Sounds like fun.
1. The number of books read in a year.
About 70
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
Suspense=S
Chick Lit=CL
Paranormal=P
Romance Cont.=RC
Young adult=YA
3.Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
Prefer not to because still trying to make sure I got this right and will be reading the rules again to make sure I get it correct.


message 19: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4696 comments Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges (All the Mods) wrote: "Great, Stacie! Could you answer those three questions?"

Sure but only because you asked nicely ;)

1. The number of books you read a year. Last year I read 300ish. So far this year, it's almost 50
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
2. CL = Chick Lit
8. F = Fiction
15. NA = New Adult
18. RC = Romance - Contemporary
25. YA = Young Adult


3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.) I think I could probably handle it.

And sooooo yes to Eni and Erica (if she's playing)


message 20: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4696 comments Eni wrote: "I'm in =)

1. The number of books you read a year.
I read 59 books last year. This year i plan on reading 80.

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
11. H = Horror
17. P = Pa..."



ENI ENI ENI ENI ENI ENI

Hi. I missed you :)


message 21: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30803 comments Mod
❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Malkom Slaineღ♥ღ wrote: "What happens when it lands on a genre that i don't read, would i have to read it or would someone in my team read it?"

Someone on your team will have to bite the bullet and read it - or take a “hit.”


message 22: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments 1. The number of books you read a year.
210-220
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
FY- Fantasy
HF- Historical Fiction
UF- Urban Fantasy
P = Paranormal
RH = Romance - Historical

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.)
Sure!


message 23: by ❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Hannibal Lecterღ♥ღ (last edited Feb 11, 2014 06:00AM) (new)

❤Stephanie ღ♥ღMrs Hannibal Lecterღ♥ღ | 2613 comments 1. The number of books you read a year.
Last year I read 247

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
Fantasy
Paranormal
Romance - Contemporary
Romance - Historical
Urban Fantasy

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
No i would prefer not to


message 24: by Karsyn (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) I'm in as well.

1. The number of books you read a year.
150-200


2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.

22. S = Suspense
23. T = Thriller
25. YA = Young Adult
8. F = Fiction
18. RC = Romance - Contemporary



3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.

Not for this, not sure I grasp all the details yet. Never was a Battleship player. :)


message 25: by Steph (new)

Steph Johnson (stephjhnsn) | 5 comments 1. The number of books you read a year.
60-80

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
1. Chick Lit
2.New Adult
3.Young Adult
4.Thriller
5.Nonfiction

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
No i dont want to be Captain


message 26: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30803 comments Mod
Book Buffs’ Battleship Sign-Up Spreadsheet - Please verify top genres.

Updated to Post #26. Welcome, everyone!!


message 27: by Eni (last edited Feb 10, 2014 11:04AM) (new)

Eni | 1988 comments Stacie wrote: "Eni wrote: "I'm in =)

1. The number of books you read a year.
I read 59 books last year. This year i plan on reading 80.

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
11. H = Horro..."


I've missed you 2! Our Puzzle Team was awesome!

And i think someone's addicted to spreadsheets *whistles*


message 28: by Lisa Kay (last edited Feb 10, 2014 11:05AM) (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Eni wrote: "And i think someone's addicted to spreadsheets *whistles*"

**chuckles** More than one, me thinks.


message 29: by Stacie (new)

Stacie  (cowmingo) | 4696 comments Eni wrote: "Stacie wrote: "Eni wrote: "I'm in =)

1. The number of books you read a year.
I read 59 books last year. This year i plan on reading 80.

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above..."


I still have my cupcake spreadsheet from when I was helping out. And maybe I made one when I planned my sister's baby shower. They have their uses!!


message 30: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (daughterofoak) | 3473 comments Moderators of Nothing but Reading Challenges (All the Mods) wrote: "
Book Buffs’ Battleship Sign-Up Spreadsheet
- Please verify top genres."


Double checked my genres on the spreadsheet and they are all correct.
:)


message 31: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Amanda!


message 32: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Well, we have enough for three teams so far, so that's good. ☺


message 33: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, ❀Oo❀!


message 34: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie (darlingdoor) | 1733 comments My info is correct, as well!


message 35: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, Ash!


message 36: by Steven (new)

Steven (gallifreyan1218) | 4756 comments I'll be on vacation during the last 9 days or so of the challenge, so I'll sit out this one, but it looks fun! :D


message 37: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Like I can say no!


1. The number of books you read a year.
150-200

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
1. MC
2. MH
3. RH
4. RC
5. FY
(I'm open to anything but horror)

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
I'm going to skip it for first round.
*But if you really really really need someone to step in, I could change my mind.*


message 38: by Gea (new)

Gea (gea89) | 1480 comments 1. The number of books you read a year.
280-300

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
1. RC = Romance - Contemporary
2. NA = New Adult
3. RH = Romance - Historical
4. P = Paranormal
5. S = Suspense

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.)
No thanks :)


message 39: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments We'll miss you, Steven, but enjoy your va-cay!


message 40: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30803 comments Mod
Book Buffs’ Battleship Sign-Up Spreadsheet - Please verify top genres.

Updated to Post #40. Welcome, everyone!!


message 41: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Feb 10, 2014 12:35PM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments LK, I got X in wrong place. Just change it from SF to RC :D
I don't mind SF but you asked top 5 ☺

Edit:
Thanks! ☺


message 42: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "LK, I got X in wrong place. Just change it from SF to RC :D"

Sorry, ❀Tea❀. Guess I need to take a break from GRs. I was trying to put Gea's "S" (Suspense) in the S column (NA) - and couldn't figure out why it was already there. LOL!


message 43: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Thanks, BTW.


message 44: by Lisa Kay (new)

Lisa Kay (lisakayalicemaria) | 15159 comments Oops! Saw another mistake. Fixed you, Gea. I hope.


message 45: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Lisa Kay wrote: "Guess I need to take a break from GRs."

Is that even possible? ☺
No problem. As I said I can read everything. Just didn't want to mess your spreadsheet. I've done enough with MC & MH ☺


message 46: by JenniferJ (new)

JenniferJ | 201 comments 1. The number of books you read a year. average about 150 or so
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
YA = Young Adult
UF = Urban Fantasy
P = Paranormal
RC = Romance - Contemporary
MC = Mystery - Cozy

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. No because I am already captain for two other group challenges and also I am not quite sure I have the jist of this yet but can totally read a book a week easy. LOL


message 47: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 1867 comments 1. The number of books you read a year.
150

2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above.
FY - Fantasy
MC - Mystery-Cozy
P - Paranormal
UF - Urban Fantasy
YA - Young Adult

3. Whether or not you are willing to be Captain.
No, I would prefer not to be a Captain.



message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

Sorry there's a mistake in mine. There's an 'X' under 'F' when it should be under 'FY'!


message 49: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 4930 comments I'm not sure I get it yet but I'll play:

1. The number of books you read a year. 100**
2. Your top five favorite genres from the ones listed above. (it's hard to pick just 5)

P= Paranormal
RC = Romance - Contemporary
RH = Romance - Historical
UF - Urban Fantasy
S = Suspense



Whether or not you are willing to be Captain. (See duties below.) Not this time.

**In the past I have read more like 200 but I really struggled with 200 last year and so this year I set my personal goal at 100.


message 50: by Karsyn (new)

Karsyn  (imzadi) Verifying my top 5, all well there. :)


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