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Team Alexander



Barca

Megan Captain
Tea Co-Captain
Jennifer
Alyssa
Catherine Tomlinson
Danielle Watson
Joanne Merrill
Hayley
Katie


Xena

Carmen Co-Captain
Monica Co-Captain
Alison
Sarah Groth
Filipa
Catherine
Kathleen
Zanyar Kamaran


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Spreadsheets
Master Spreadsheet

Barca Spreadsheet

Xena Spreadsheet

- Once all columns of a goal have been filled out a new goal will appear within 5 minutes.

- Do not change existing pages. You may add a new page to your spreadsheet if you want to track additional information.

- Mark books as used in your books list once they are used for a goal.

- Only books read during the current round may be applied towards goals, once the round has ended those books may no longer be used for a goal.

- Once you merge teams, you may use your books for your partner teams goals. List them in your books list and on their goals sheet. Mark them as used.

- If you end up with more than 3 open goals, contact a moderator for help.



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message 5: by Alyssa (last edited Aug 15, 2015 06:13PM) (new)

Alyssa | 134 comments Sarah wrote: "What is a cat shifter?"

Kind of like a werewolf in a way. Like someone who is a human but can shift or turn into a cat.
There's a list here if it helps: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/...


message 6: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments I know there is one in Percy Jackson series and there it guards entrance to hell (or something like that)


message 7: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 781 comments Megan thanks for posting all the goals.


message 8: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6937 comments Mod
Finished

Dragonsong
Anne McCaffrey
Pages 284
Read 16 Aug
Goal: none currently


message 9: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Finished

The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins
Date: 16 Aug
Pages: 241
Goal: none at the moment


message 10: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Aug 16, 2015 06:19AM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Sarah wrote: "

Finding Mercy (Home Valley, #3) by Karen Harper

Finished: 8/16
Goal:Read a book first published on t..."


Sarah, Finding Mercy has first published date as 1st January. Do you have a link or anything that shows it different. (Since 1st is default for GR when no date is entered)?

Edit:
OK, Amazon says original edition was published on 16th. I'll take it


message 11: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Aug 16, 2015 06:35AM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Current Goals
• Read a book where a character is a cat shifter
• Read a book where a character's first name starts with the letter Q
• Read a book with the main genre (listed on the first page on GR) as Mystery
• Read a book with a hellhound
• Read a book written by an author who was born in the UK
• Read a book first published on the 16th of a month ?


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Hi team.
I finished Memory Man by David Baldacci and it fits for mystery.


message 13: by Jo-Jo (new)

Jo-Jo | 686 comments Currently reading a hellhound book =)
Of course if someone else finishes one first, then great!


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I also finished Stiff by Mary Roach but it doesn't fit in any of the goals.


message 15: by Jo-Jo (new)

Jo-Jo | 686 comments Was able to find this shelf for books with hellhounds:

hellhound shelf


message 16: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Current Goals
• Read a book where a character is a cat shifter
• Read a book where a character's first name starts with the letter Q
• Read a book written by an author who was born in the UK
• Read a book where the audio version is between 4 hours and 5 hours long
• Read a book with a bicycle on the cover
• Read a book with a hellhound


message 17: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Megan, Carmen and Monica
I should probably check do you have any wish about how to do this? Post everything here or keep to our old threads and only work on goals here?
Do you think it'll be easier to have all books in one thread or you think they might get lost in all posts?

I'll also give you all access to other spreadsheet so goals can be updated when books are finished. I was thinking since it's lot of work with two spreadsheets, maybe we could only update goals to 'other' team, and 'old' captains will keep track of their teammates books.
What do you think?

(I'm also trying to think about next rounds when we'll have more spreadsheets to work on.)


message 18: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments You should have access to other spreadsheet now.


message 19: by Catherine (last edited Aug 16, 2015 10:38AM) (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments Finished Meet Me In Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #2) by Patience Griffin last night


message 20: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Catherine wrote: "Finished Meet Me In Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #2) by Patience Griffin last night"

No goals?


message 21: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Finished

Prickly Business by Piper Vaughn
Read: 16 Aug
Pages: 256
Goals: none at the moment


message 22: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Can I just say I'm happy that Colin Farrell is looking over us :) Not to mention that in movie Jared Leto was never far away
*sigh*


message 23: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 781 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Megan, Carmen and Monica
I should probably check do you have any wish about how to do this? Post everything here or keep to our old threads and only work on goals here?
Do you think it'll be easier..."


I think going to just this thread would be good for this round. Otherwise it requires having to go back and forth between threads. We used to just update a post with the goals as we finished them and new ones popped up. Like in Message #10 if Megan keeps updating it with the goals that would be good. And when a new goal is added if another captain/co-captain does the update Megan can just update when she gets on the computer. Does that make sense. I am only able to update on weekends and at night.

I like the idea of us being able to update the goals for each other that way one isn't sitting there when it has been used. I am fine with us updating our own books.


message 24: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa | 134 comments Finished:

The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
Read: August 16
Pages: 252
Goals: none currently


message 25: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 781 comments Finished:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Read Aug. 16
Pgs. 422
Goals: None currently


message 26: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Catherine wrote: "Finished Meet Me In Scotland (Kilts and Quilts, #2) by Patience Griffin last night"

No goals?"


Only good for page count, I'm afraid :(

384pgs


message 27: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments Ok..currently reading When Summer Comes (Whiskey Creek, #3) by Brenda Novak mc has blonde hair


message 28: by Filipa (new)

Filipa | 324 comments Finished

The Glass House by Suki Fleet
Goal: Read a book written by an author who was born in the UK


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments ❀Tea❀ wrote: "Megan, Carmen and Monica
I should probably check do you have any wish about how to do this? Post everything here or keep to our old threads and only work on goals here?
Do you think it'll be easier..."


Thanks for giving us access to the spreadsheet. I think your right we should update our own spreadsheet so that we don't get confused except with the goals. Any of us can add then so that we can get the new ones up. I'm OK with updating during the day as long as things don't get crazy at home.

If no one did the goal with 4-5 hrs book I can have that done. I started The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom It's 4 hrs long unless someone gets to it first :)


message 30: by ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ (last edited Aug 16, 2015 06:09PM) (new)

☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Posted Filipa's book an the new goal is
Current Goals
● Read a book with a hellhound
● Read a book where the audio version is between 4 hours and 5 hours long
New ● Read a book that is book 10 or more in a series
● Read a book where a character is a cat shifter
● Read a book where a character's first name starts with the letter Q
● Read a book with a bicycle on the cover


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Ok finished The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom for a goal. I'll post what's the new post. TRB


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Current Goals
● Read a book with a hellhound
● Read a book that is book 10 or more in a series
New ● Read a book that is in the Amazon 2015 bestsellers (http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/...)
● Read a book where a character is a cat shifter
● Read a book where a character's first name starts with the letter Q
● Read a book with a bicycle on the cover


message 33: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 5051 comments Also reading It's in His Kiss (Lucky Harbor, #10) by Jill Shalvis ..10th in series. :)


message 34: by Alison (new)

Alison (a1ison74) | 2556 comments Just finished the little selkie by km Shea. 233 pages. Don't think it works for any goals. It had the word hellhound but no actual hellhounds.


message 35: by ❀Tea❀ (last edited Aug 17, 2015 06:05AM) (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Alison wrote: "Just finished the little selkie by km Shea. 233 pages. Don't think it works for any goals. It had the word hellhound but no actual hellhounds."

Plurals and singulars both work :)

So we have hellhound goal



Ok sorry, just read your post again and saw there is no hellhound.

Just points for pages for now.


message 36: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Finished

(ex-Team Barca)

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Page: 368 (of torture)
Date: 17 Aug
Goal: none for now


message 37: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6937 comments Mod
❀Tea❀ wrote: "Finished

(ex-Team Barca)

Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid
Page: 368 (of torture)
Date: 17 Aug
Goal: none for now"


you didn't like it?? I thought McDermid did pretty well in updating NA to the present day. True, the original story is odd, and very rooted in its time, with the satire of the three volume gothic novel & the inanities of the readers, but I was amused by it.
I'm in two minds about the (very overdue) Pride & Prejudice update, by Curtis Sittenfeld.


message 38: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments This was first of those updates I've read. I don't know, story by itself was ok, but I didn't like writing style (I had a feeling teenager wrote it :P) In a way I admire McDermid that she managed to wrote it like that, but I guess I'm too old to think like teen. :P
I just have a feeling that not all things ended up believable when switched to modern age. *shrugs*

I still plan to try out S&S and Emma. Is P&P out already?


message 39: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6937 comments Mod
❀Tea❀ wrote: "This was first of those updates I've read. I don't know, story by itself was ok, but I didn't like writing style (I had a feeling teenager wrote it :P) In a way I admire McDermid that she managed t..."

P&P not out yet, no.
and I agree, it didn't transfer terribly well to the modern age, but I think McDermid probably did better than most would manage, and possibly better than the S&S update (by reviews only, I've not read it) managed


message 40: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments It's probably that I expected more from such known author. Same thing happened with PD James Death at Pemberley. I expect so much from a book because of author and then end up disappointed.


Hm, now you made me think. Do I want to go through S&S?!


message 41: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6937 comments Mod
when you could just watch the movie?? Nah!

(Alan Rickman is my guilty secret crush!)


message 42: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Alan Rickman in S&S? What version is that?

*goes to check*

Oh Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant.
I actually prefer 2008 version.

*note* need to watch 1995 again. It's been too long


You know, if I was home I'd be starting BBC Jane Austen marathon to recover from this NA :) Now, I'll have to wait another week. *sigh*


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I'll post it Sarah :)


message 44: by Katie (new)

Katie | 1634 comments Finished:


The Immortal Highlander
Karen Marie Moning
8/17/15
348 pages
Does not currently fit goal.


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Awesome Megan. I'll post it if you haven't yet.


message 46: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Sarah wrote: "Which goals do we have covered?"

I'm reading bicycle, and not sure who anymore but someone is reading hellhound and 10th in series


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments I know someone is covering the 10th and hellhound and I'm going to work on the S. African author with Dead Radiance (Valkyrie, #1) by T.G. Ayer


message 48: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Sarah wrote: "I am going to read Fifty Shades of Grey for Read a book that is in the Amazon 2015 best sellers"

Do you want to read that or you are reading it because of goal?


message 49: by Cat (new)

Cat (cat_uk) | 6937 comments Mod
Finished

Glory in Death
J.D. Robb
Pages 312
Read 17 Aug
Goal? Not at the moment


☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎ | 7187 comments Finished Knight by Kristen Ashley
285 pages
Goal: not yet


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